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Chester A. Arthur

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JohnMS, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. JohnMS

    JohnMS Senior member

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    How many times does Chester A. Arthur get mentioned on a style forum? Last night I was doing my taxes, watching some biography show on U.S. presidents. What caught my attention is that Chester Arthur was somewhat known as a dandy and the program mentioned and showed a bill from a shopping trip he took to Brooks Brothers sometime in the early 1880's, while he was president. He spent about $750. Adjusted for inflation (depending on method used) equates to just over $13,000. My question is, who made Peal shoes in 1881? [​IMG]
     


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    ...yes, Mr. President, we do carry a size 60 portly....
     


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    Well, I'm sure it was Bespoke. Lucky President Arthur, he did not have to contend with lousy French tailors and their shoddy "˜boxy' rear handiwork.

    Jon.
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I thought this was going to be a continuation of the Trad/Bush Sr. thread...
     


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    "...yes, Mr. President, we do carry a size 60 portly.... "

    Are you thinking of Taft?
     


  7. JohnMS

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    No, Taft was a 64. [​IMG]
     


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