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If you're talking about spies, then I give the honor to The Cambridge Five as best well dressed. Soviet spies with one of it's members rising up in ranks to be the head of MI5 ...spies with aristocratic upbringing with Savile Row taste in clothing.Geez. With a name like Markus Wolf you have to be a spymaster.
I have huge respect for Moynihan and his efforts and accomplishments.Daniel Patrick Moynihan, brilliant academic and distinguished US
Senator. Ivy League dresser to the core.
Not sure if you would consider Kim Philby a statesman though. But here is a photo of the high ranking head of British Intelligence.If you're talking about spies, then I give the honor to The Cambridge Five as best well dressed. Soviet spies with one of it's members rising up in ranks to be the head of MI5 ...spies with aristocratic upbringing with Savile Row taste in clothing.
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It was not so hot back then. These places were near the harbour, had proper ventilation and there were much less people and more trees.@Riva @gfmozart and others who think it's a bit warm for CM in the tropics/Texas...
As the Charles de Gaulle continues its 'Clemenceau' mission and was recently berthed here for those 1 in 100 lucky enough to make the shortlist to visit it, here are some photos from the Embassy on its namesake's visit in 1920... no A/C back in the days! 30 Celsius and 100% humidity, well, the white bucks and pith helmets are concessions to the weather I guess:
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Photos from Matthieu Seguela's article (here in PDF).
He may only have been a normal citizen when he arrived, but he certainly looked like, and was received as, a true statesman. Is it elegance? Bearing in mind his size, his advanced aged, that he could retain dignity and project strength ("there are no sicknesses, my friend, only sick people") is impressive to me, even if we're unlikely to see similar choices made anywhere here outside @Clouseau's Military Challenge. The sportier appearance resonated with his own rather progressive views for the time, such as anti-colonialism and the women's vote ("they may there fulfil better the role that their conjoints are sometimes failing to").
I must say the lack of current global warming and the forest free from palm oil industry created a weather cool enough to wear almost anything back then. Regardless I understand they were properly dressed even in places far away from their cold homelands.It was not so hot back then. These places were near the harbour, had proper ventilation and there were much less people and more trees.
Vladimir Putin named a street after him in Moscow last year !Not sure if you would consider Kim Philby a statesman though. But here is a photo of the high ranking head of British Intelligence.