Best dressed US president?

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  1. heavyd

    heavyd Senior member

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    Ford all day long. He was right out of a Roger Moore Bond film.
     


  2. BareSolid

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    Why do these American presidents always have the American flag in their buttonholes? Is that just in case we forget the fucking PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is patriotic? Do we imagine Prince Charles will have a union flag handkerchief in his breast pocket when he becomes king, just in case we think he isn't patriotic enough to be head of state?
     


  3. JayJay

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    Why do these American presidents always have the American flag in their buttonholes? Is that just in case we forget the fucking PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is patriotic? Do we imagine Prince Charles will have a union flag handkerchief in his breast pocket when he becomes king, just in case we think he isn't patriotic enough to be head of state?

    Obama resisted for a long period while campaigning, but then gave into this trend after much public scrutiny for not wearing one.
     


  4. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    Why do these American presidents always have the American flag in their buttonholes? Is that just in case we forget the fucking PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is patriotic? Do we imagine Prince Charles will have a union flag handkerchief in his breast pocket when he becomes king, just in case we think he isn't patriotic enough to be head of state?

    +100000000000.

    The president has to be perceived as being uber patriotic and the best way to do it in the States is to wear a stars and stripes pin.

    Maybe in some recent case , the pin was there to remember which country he was actually leading.

    I'm every bit as patriotic as anybody else but I do find that practice cynical.

    I judge president love of his country by his actions not by his $2 made in China frigging pin.
     


  5. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Ford all day long. He was right out of a Roger Moore Bond film.

    Here's President Ford at one of the earliest StyleForvm MeetUpsâ„¢:

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    - B
     


  6. Stazy

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    Ignoring the fact that this thread is for American politicians, here's my submission... Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Elliott Trudeau [​IMG]
     


  7. Dw3610wm

    Dw3610wm Senior member

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    Bush and all his bijan must not be forgotten. [​IMG]
     


  8. crazyquik

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    Clearly not Nixon. The man buttoned the top button of his 3 btn suits!

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    I love this picture [​IMG]
     


  9. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    Clearly not Nixon. The man buttoned the top button of his 3 btn suits!

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    I love this picture [​IMG]


    He's jumping like he's in a GQ photo shoot!
     


  10. Chips

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    Clearly not Nixon. The man buttoned the top button of his 3 btn suits!

    [​IMG]

    I love this picture [​IMG]


    Neo???
     


  11. Brogued

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    Here's President Ford at one of the earliest StyleForvm MeetUpsâ„¢:

    [​IMG]


    - B



    Never noticed how much will from a Suitable Wardrobe looks like Ford.
     


  12. Tomasso

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    Legend has it that Jimmy paid $139.00 for this suit:

    [​IMG]
     


  13. crazyquik

    crazyquik Senior member

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    He's jumping like he's in a GQ photo shoot!

    I thought the same thing when I found it a few hours ago.
     


  14. Rufus

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    I think the trend toward poorer presidential dressing is just a matter of better polling of the electorate and a turn toward more populist politics. For eg Reagan, Kennedy, and Bush I both tried to dress like "statesman" by adopting the dress of the upper class. Since Bush I, it has become clear that a more effective way of dressing to win elections is to dress like a slob and emulate "Joe Six Pack". I am not sure we can even tell anything about the President by the way he dresses anymore, it is purely a function of politics and what is good for getting elected. For eg, I have no doubt that if Obama wore pocket squares like Reagan and JFK did he would be called out for being "flamboyant" and out of touch. Similarly, I remember reading an article that said Bush Jr. purposely often wore an ill-fitting, unflattering royal blue suit because it sent the right message...that he was an "everyman" who didnt enjoy dressing up and acting like a snob. Unfotrunately the average american is more comfortable with this kind of a person as President as opposed to someone who enjoys dressing well.

    And BTW there is nothing to say that a "community organizer" can't dress well....Al Sharpton would probably call himself a community organizer (even though he's basically just a race hustler) and he wears double-breasted suits, pocket-squares, etc. You just cant dress like that if you want to go from being community organizer to being Prez.
     


  15. Tomasso

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    That coat looks great. I'd like to have one like it.
    Hard to find new but relatively easy and cheap (like VOX) in the vintage market.

    [​IMG]
     


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