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Rick Perry: French Cuffs and Cowboy Boots?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by MrDaniels, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. landshark

    landshark Senior member

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    The suit and boot look is very common in Texas. I see men do this every day both downtown and at the Capitol. The french cuffs are less common but can still be seen daily as well.
     
  2. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Senior member

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    He was rocking a brown suit on the campaign trail yesterday...rebel!!!!
     
  3. Gdot

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    Scandalous!

    I once had a suit made of a chocolate brown and black pick and pick (I know it's not a correct term). It was my favorite winter weight suit for many years. Of course in those days my hair was dark brown as well.................with the passage of time my hair is not so dark as it used to be however................it seems that 'softer colors' now look better on me............................:sarcasm:

    Too bad he doesn't have the dignity nor good sense to let his hair do what mother nature intended for it do.............that dye job looks stupid on him.
     
  4. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    RMWs are really slick, like a wholecut
    most cowboy boots have hideously high heels, gaudy shape and decorations on them
     
  5. Testudo_Aubreii

    Testudo_Aubreii Senior member

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    I thought that mid-brown suit, sky blue shirt, and gold tie ensemble looked pretty good. Much better than what most politicians wear on the campaign trail: much more approachable-looking than a shirtsleeved Mitt Romney. Same with this ensemble:

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    If he'd only button that coat and wear a white hank, that would be a great look.
     
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  6. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Senior member

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    Rick at last night's debate...the man is not afraid of French Cuffs...


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  7. Texastyle

    Texastyle Senior member

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    Maybe because the working man takes care of himself?

    Edit: I'm a noob and didn't multi qoute :embar:
     
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  8. cptjeff

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    When voting for republicans, the working man is taking care of the same moneyed interests who are routinely screwing him over. Perhaps somebody should write a book about why people believe otherwise.

    But this isn't CE. I could go into more detail, but MC isn't the place, and there are too many wingnuts in CE.
     
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  9. BlueHorseShoe

    BlueHorseShoe Senior member

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    Here's how I imagine these folks think:
    Cowboy boots and Suits = Texas Sprezzatura

    Meanwhile, the folks outside of TX either view it as 'Texans being Texans' or Texans being jackasses.

    Also, Texas is too hot.
     
  10. Texastyle

    Texastyle Senior member

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    I think part of it is that America has a historical sense of rugged individualism. Plus a lot of people, myself included, think that some social programs do more harm than good. There are definitely people who need help, but there is a large portion of them that could help themselves if they didn't have the government to fall back on.


    P.S. Romney's suits>Perry's suits
     
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  11. cptjeff

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    It's not just the welfare state though- it's pretty much the entire economic policy. Republican policy benefits the rich- bankers and corporate executives who send jobs overseas while depressing wages at home. And the people living on those wages have been trained to believe that unions are the devil incarnate, and economic policy that in any way balances the playing field and might actually give them and their kids a realistic shot at improving themselves is socialist and inherently evil.

    And what you think is irrelevant. I don't care. What the data shows is much more important than uninformed opinion. And if you start looking over relevant data comparing various quality of life indices in countries with welfare states of various sizes, the ones with more robust social programs just about always come out way ahead.
     
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  12. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Go hug it out in CE
     
  13. gateslion

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    The cowboy boots don't even count IMHO. Its kind of requirement. He's the Texas guy, so the boots are like this omnipresent affiliation marker or something. If they do a news story about him at the beach, he'll probably show up in swim trunks and those boots. They just are somehow immune to the rest of the outfit. You know how if a Jewish dude shows up, you don't think "hmm. Can he wear a Yamulka with that style of shirt?" Cowboy boots are Perry's Yamulka. :satisfied:
     
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  14. lasbar

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    In conservative leaning countries, working class voters tend to vote for less taxes because they don't understand they are the ones in most need of the same services being cut...

    The low tax philosophy is essentially pushed by the uber riches and companies for obvious reasons...

    The working class fellow is also attracted by the nationalistic and anti-immigration feelings running high in most countries and willingly pushed forward by right-wing parties...

    The latter is cosmetics at best because in reality big businesses need cheap labour to increase their margins...
     
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  15. Texastyle

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    If you want to spend 65 percent of the GDP on creating a welfare state then you can have those indices. I would rather take care of my family then coddle people who should be taking care of themselves.
     
  16. lasbar

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    Hope you don't ever fall on hard times , you and anyone you love...

    People are selfish by nature , it is the same in the UK...

    They all whinge about paying taxes but as soon as Grandma is refused treatment or left to rot in a third rate hospital , the Police not being around or the little grand-daughter is going to a shit school , they start whingeing about the State not offering adequate services..

    That is human nature...

    The Welfare state is a good thing even if it needs to be controled and put under severe scrutiny to avoid abuses..
     
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  17. Threadbearer

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    +1 Too many Americans -- waaaaay too many -- don't seem to realize that the benefits of living in a state of civilization dramatically outweigh the costs.

    Someone should create a virtual reality game in which players have to exist in a version of society that they're willing to pay for through taxes. When you vote against public schools or to cut back on the police force, for instance, those things disappear from the game, along with all the other benefits they support, such as an educated electorate and a low crime rate.
     
  18. Texastyle

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    How many times have you seen people argue against funding police, public schools, or roads? These are always the examples brought up but no one is against these necessities. One main problem I have with the government is that the solution always seems to be throwing money at the problem instead of looking at alternate solutions. We spend way too much money on education, infrastructure, and healthcare to have the results that we do now.

    Btw I am a Romney supporter and not a huge fan of Perry but he was spot on about social security. The language may have been strong but you can't possibly argue that social security isn't structured as a ponzi scheme.
     
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  19. luftvier

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    You need to spend less time here and more time educating yourself, methinks.
     
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  20. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Senior member

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    Let's all agree that King George III should not have taxed us without representation in the first place and move this back to a wardrobe discussion!!!


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    I wonder what year this was taken?
     

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