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Obama's power suit for DNC speech

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by WestOfPCH, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. WestOfPCH

    WestOfPCH Active Member

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    No one pays $1500 for a HSM suit.
     


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    looks nice. I guess a $4000 Oxxford MTM would raise a few eyebrows
     


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    looks nice. I guess a $4000 Oxxford MTM would raise a few eyebrows


    Or a $10,000 Kiton suit.
     


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    Or a $10,000 Kiton suit.

    Especially since it's not Made in the USA.
     


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    Especially since it's not Made in the USA.

    Hannity would have a field day with that one.
     


  7. WestOfPCH

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    Some one please remind me: who have been the tailors for Reagan, Bush Sr., Clinton, and W?

    I remember much being written regarding Reagan's tailor -- I'm guessing he paid more for his suits than the "retail Nordstrom" price for Obama's.
     


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    American "politics" are weird.
     


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    I'm thinking he could have gotten deeper cuffs. He's a little over 6'1" so 1-1/4" cuffs seems chintzy, like they didn't have enough material to work with on the pants.
     


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    Some one please remind me: who have been the tailors for Reagan, Bush Sr., Clinton, and W?

    I remember much being written regarding Reagan's tailor -- I'm guessing he paid more for his suits than the "retail Nordstrom" price for Obama's.


    Oxxford always makes the president a few suits, don't they? It's part of their mystique.
     


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    Some one please remind me: who have been the tailors for Reagan, Bush Sr., Clinton, and W?

    I remember much being written regarding Reagan's tailor -- I'm guessing he paid more for his suits than the "retail Nordstrom" price for Obama's.


    I know W is a J. Press man - the whole New Haven / DC proximity probably helped that foster over the years.
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Being that both are from Chicago, I think Obama might be able to get away with Oxxford.
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Reagan got his suits from a now-dead Italian tailor in Beverley Hills. Frank Marignano or something like that.

    Bush 41 got his at Press.

    Clinton had a number of sources, his favorites were DKNY MTM made by Martin Greenfield.

    Bush 43 got Oxxford through an Austin, Texas retailer, and also used a DC tailor named Georges de Paris.
     


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    Reagan got his suits from a now-dead Italian tailor in Beverley Hills. Frank Marignano or something like that.

    Bush 41 got his at Press.

    Clinton had a number of sources, his favorites were DKNY MTM made by Martin Greenfield.

    Bush 43 got Oxxford through an Austin, Texas retailer, and also used a DC tailor named Georges de Paris.


    I thought Bush the second was a Press buy, maybe I am mistaken, or perhaps he dabbles in both? ( A different type of "dabbling in both" than his predecessor however.)
     


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    I'm thinking he could have gotten deeper cuffs. He's a little over 6'1" so 1-1/4" cuffs seems chintzy, like they didn't have enough material to work with on the pants.

    I thought the same thing. I'm 5'-9", and my cuffs are 1-1/2" with some of my suit pants at 1-3/4" at the recent urging of my tailor
     


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