Fashion in Tonights Debate: Romney vs Obama

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TiesNecktie, Oct 3, 2012.

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  1. Digmenow

    Digmenow Senior member

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    Rev. Al's suit looked awesome on the MSNBC followup show. He's lost weight, as well. He's an angry, angry man.

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    Agreed!!!
     
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    Thanks for the input. To sum things up for now:

    Hair Cut:
    Romney Wins but then again, what were Obama's choices. Short hair does look best on him.

    Suit:
    Both wore pants a bit too long. But overall Obama's suit fit him better on the shoulders.

    Tie:
    I guess a choice of personal preference. Red means more American? Not sure about this statement but worth quoting... =)
    Personally I like Obama's tie better but Romney's tie was more effective in grabbing the audiences attention. Points to Romney.

    Tie Knot:
    Clear Points to Obama for the slight dimple and a better job in pairing it to his collar spread.

    Accessories:
    As expected, things were kept at a minimum. Personally I think Obama's black leather and silver wrist watch was much classier than Romney's stainless steel one. Yes, Romney's flag pin was bigger, and while in no way more stylish, was more effective given the occasion.

    The Host:
    Suit was too big and sleeves were to short. Bad choice on the tie. Collar spread of the shirt was also too narrow for his face and neck.

    Any other thoughts?

    H
     
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    How's does Mr Romney mange to dress so poorly when he's sitting on a billion?
     
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    I'm digging all of this, esp the comment above.
     
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    that was one awesome tie obwan wore
     
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    Sharpton has been killing it.
    I like the Kudlow report (Sharpton is on prior) so I always catch the tail end of his rants. Great suits, wonder if he goes bespoke?
     
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    what's up with their matching outfits? did their stylists exchanged notes prior to the debate? I was hoping ROmney in a more tailored suit.
     
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    The goal is to appeal to Joe Sixpack...so they put him into a not too expensive looking suit, which meets small town America's perception how a suit should look (i.e. boxy with much too long pants - everything would be European or gay), and nail a giant flag pin on his lapel.
     
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    I don't understand how someone like Romney can't tie a proper knot, or what purpose it would serve to make it seem like he can't.
     
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    Was he looking sharp?
     
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    Kudlow's stuff is definitely bespoke. I want to say Logsdail but that could be entirely made up.
     

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