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Godfather style

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jpeirpont, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. jpeirpont

    jpeirpont Senior member

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    I love reading about the Mafia. I always thought of John Gotti as nicely dressed, as most the public does. But look at his picutes again I still think he dressed well for a Mobb boss I don't think the attention to his dress was warrented, as it was front page making news in the mid and late 80's. Sorry about quality.Best pictures I could find. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My recollection is that he bragged to reporters about the cost of his clothes, and they would write about his "$300 hand painted ties."

    Not the same as the quality of his overall look. I've never read a reporter qualified to judge. The writers who are qualified tend to be clothing lovers who happen to do some writing - and they're not covering the crime scene.

    Will
     
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    discostu004 Affiliate vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    it was b/c:
    1. normal mobs guys wore velour track suits so anything above this was good
    2. he's a good looking guy which helps
    3. he wore Brioni which can flatter anyone (witness: Trump, Donald)

    combine all that and, while not the best dressed person in NYC, he was head and shoulders above the mafia people.
     
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    And besides, who would want to tell them that they did not look good?

    Classic
     
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    It would seem that Tom Wolfe is the best dressed person in New York.
     
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    Is he the author that always wears white suits?
     
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    Originally Posted by LabelKing,15 July 2004, 6:02
    It would seem that Tom Wolfe is the best dressed person in New York.
    Is he the author that always wears white suits?
    Yes. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Not crazy about the hat, but otherwise -- just wow. Regards, Huntsman
     

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