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DrapeCut

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On Mueller style:

1. Mr. Mueller would be quite embarrassed to be called stylish or well dressed. He is from a generation and culture (74 years old) where being complimented on one's clothes is a bit of an embarrassment. His generation and culture adheres to the Brummell dictum that if someone turns his head when passing you on the street, then you are too well dressed or poorly dressed.

2. Mr. Mueller had a privileged background (boarding school, Princeton University, U. of Virginia). As illustrated in his yearbook picture, wearing a tie and jacket was as natural as could be. I think that Mr. Mueller would never consider appearing in public without his uniform. On the other hand, James Comey, has gotten rid of the tie and suit to make his many talk show appearances. He wants to look hip when appearing on Jimmy Kimmel. Mr. Mueller would say (if asked) that he is square and proud of it. Comey is trying to look cool when an ex-FBI Director should look ready for action at all times whether it be a press conference or a raid. J. Edgar Hoover would not have approved of Mr. Comey's new clothes.

3. The Mueller uniform of white shirt, sober tie, and dark suit was most common not only among the ruling classes and upper management but among those 1st generation strivers entering corporate America. I used to see similarly attired men in hordes in Manhattan in the Financial District and Grand Central Station. One of my bosses, who was not from a privileged background, wore every day a navy suit and white button-down shirt. This is not so anymore. Often, you can count on one hand the number of suited and tied men on a rush-hour subway car. You can count even fewer with the Mueller look.

4. Before the casual cancer went full blown, men used to go to regularly to clothiers to refresh their wardrobe with the same clothes. I recall that when Brooks had its post-Christmas sale, it offered a special on four button-down shirts. I used to see businessmen buy a box of four or more in white oxford cloth.

5. Due to the casual disease, Mr. Mueller's attire seems extraordinary when in fact it is not. That is the whole point of it. It is proper attire of a gentleman which is appropriate for business, meetings, social gatherings, etc.

6. A side note on Roger Stone style. Mr. Stone does not adhere to the Brummell dictum in # 1. He is of the belief that ordinary clothes look ordinary and make the man look dull and smaller. His style is bold striped suits, double breasted, and homburg hats. He wants to heads turn. In comparison, Mr. Mueller does not want the attention.
This is a very insightful post!
 

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I wonder what suit he will wear?
 

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His peak lapels are tiny and he couldn't dismiss the charges against him.

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Soon to be in double-breasted orange jumpsuit?

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I imagine if Trump loses the election next year that Nov 2020 - Jan 2021 will be fraught with peril. He will pardon all including trying to pardon himself.
 

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i think he wears both. from a 2017 interview:

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Also the famous photos:

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And Flusser described as his former tailor



Interesting. He probably said Flusser on the record Bc he wanted an American. But in person conversations, he told me a&s normally. But he’d been switching to Davies. But I know he had some rtw as well. I know he went through will field in DC as well for a short time. Either way, I suspect his tailors will be waiting a while for the next fitting.
 

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Interesting. He probably said Flusser on the record Bc he wanted an American. But in person conversations, he told me a&s normally. But he’d been switching to Davies. But I know he had some rtw as well. I know he went through will field in DC as well for a short time. Either way, I suspect his tailors will be waiting a while for the next fitting.

I mean, there are pictures of him with Flusser and Flusser talks about making clothes for him. If I had to guess, Roger Stone seems like the kind of person would commission something from A&S once in like the 13th century, and then never fail to bring it up over and over again whenever he can. He'd also call them "his tailor."
 

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I bet he will be the first federal prisoner with a Nixon tat. I doubt it will earn him any respect.
 

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