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Navy on navy: Prime Minister Cameron

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by CrimsonSox, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. CrimsonSox

    CrimsonSox Senior member

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    Graydon Carter showing how it's done in navy on navy.

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    Our friend would approve:

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    CrimsonSox Senior member

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    Robert Redford rocks the navy on navy. It's not the only combination, but it's a classic combination:

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    Very simple and of course elegant..
     


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    I know a lot of people are not fans of Mr. Beckham, but I liked this combination of navy solid suit, white shirt, and navy pindot tie.

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    The navy hand tatt pushed this one over the edge for me.
     


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    You don't want to be wearing the purple and canary ties. Can someone call in a tailor to hem up those pants before these gentlemen see the Prince?

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    Let me show you politicians how it's done:

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    Nothing wrong with Cameron's break (although note the loafers with the suit).

    Canary yellow is the LibDem party colour, which probably explains Clegg's tie choice.
     
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    What really surprises me is how much the lapels are bowing in Cameron's and Miliband's suits. The Prince's suit, by contrast, is properly fitted.
     


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    Bleu marine avec bleu marine:

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    What do royals wear when they meet each other? Frequently, it's navy-on-navy. The solid navy suits have jetted instead of flap pockets. The Japanese Emperor with Prince Charles:

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    The Emperor and Empress with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip:

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    It's been a long time my friend -- Elizabeth with Akihito in 1953:

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    The Emperor with Ehud Olmert when he was Prime Minister of Israel (a non-royal, but the leader of a state):

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    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Sorry to be late to this party. Very interesting indeed and compelling reading.

    Our politicians in the UK seldom, if ever, do it well. Cameron is a prime example, pardon the pun, for reasons already outlined. Turn on the TV here any day and you can expect to see a politician's blue suit debacle.

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    Haven't you heard Cleav, politicians are underpaid, they're practically volunteers! Need to make do with what Sue Ryder has to offer!
     


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    Thank you Cleav. The contrast between Charles and Cameron is quite instructive:

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    Speaking of politicians, here's LBJ in his entry for this week's navy-on-navy contest:

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    The Duke of Windsor with a cutaway collar:

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    Robert Redford, receiving an award from then President Sarkozy:

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    JFK, being interviewed by Walter Cronkite:

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