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Tieless Obama

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bobyoung7, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. cptjeff

    cptjeff Well-Known Member

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    Hardly the worst crime in the world. That's a trend started out of nothing but attempting to flatter a corpulent king who no longer fit his suits. It was a silly convention that eventually became an unwritten law, but flouting it was hardly unknown in that time. It still doesn't exist in many places.

    Also, Cary Grant:
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    As for Obama, meh. His dress is calculated by consultants. Tie/ no tie included. Gotta look like the working man you'd have a beer with, but you can't piss off the people who want you to look like, ya know, the leader of the free world.
     
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  2. PTWilliams

    PTWilliams Well-Known Member

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    He got as far as reading that only one button should be buttoned.
    (obviously an accident, but what if Bush had appeared like this, ours is a political system of everything taken out of context)
     
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  3. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Well-Known Member

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    I don't like the tieless crap although I do understand why its done. I want our politicians to be "better than us". I want a fresh haircut, a well fitting suit with a nice tie. Call me a hater, but I don't want a chubby president, I don't want a schlumpy president. I want a guy who looks like he's smarter, sharper, and more on point in every way, including dress, than the next guy. Obama fails at this.
     
  4. cptjeff

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    You're in the minority, which is why politicians dress like they do. Smart people tend to want the president to look smart. Dumb people want the president to look like a humble working man they can have a beer with. Guess who outnumbers who?
     
  5. Quadcammer

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    definitely preaching to the choir unfortunately.
     

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