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Best dressed mayor?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by DandySF, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. DandySF

    DandySF Senior member

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    Mayor Willie Brown of San Francisco is surely one of the best, and most carefully, dressed men in the US. Â This picture from today's San Francisco Chronicle might persuade you to share my view. Â He favors Brioni and Kiton suits and shops regularly at Wilkes Bashford. Â Mayor Brown
     
  2. banksmiranda

    banksmiranda Senior member

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    I agree, he is something of a dandy. A little flambuoyant maybe, but tastefully done.
     
  3. Pink22m

    Pink22m Senior member

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    I concur; a definite must see for how to dress.
     
  4. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    He dresses well, and appropriately, for his age and position, and the hat adds a nice flourish. On the other hand, the suit or hat on their own would be flourish enough for say, a junior academic, and both would be too much. When I lived in L.A., there was this one guy who hung out at Lucky Baldwins in Pasadena a fair bit, who wore a three-piece and a pocket watch as well as some round specs all the time, as if he had just finished auditioning for some Merchant Ivory film. The difference between him and Willie Brown is that Willie looks the business, while he just looked like a clown.
     
  5. Mike

    Mike Senior member

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    I'm from the Detroit area and the Detroit mayor Kwame Killpatrick is quite a flashy dresser. He dresses in what many people would call "pimp suits"- Double breasted, dark colored suits with bright, bold pinstripes. He is a large man(he played football in college) and the suits accentuate his large frame and make him an opposing looking figure, especially to those who are debating him.

    There's a funny story about him- the comedian Chris Rock was with some friends in a hotel room, the television was on and the sound was muted. Mayor Killpatrick was on a show and Chris Rock said to one of his friends, "What did THIS rapper do now?" or words to that effect. Then he put the sound back on and learned he was the mayor of Detroit. Chris Rock then used him as an inspiration for his performance in the movie "Head Of State."
     

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