Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Cordovan, Aug 29, 2012.
Anyone know what watch Romney was wearing last night at the RNC?
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It doesn't go very well with a suit.
He looks like he's going to cry.
What were you expecting? A diamond-encrusted Rolex Presidential?
Whatever it was, you know it was deliberately chosen to be relatively inexpensive. It's probably some species of Casio or Timex.
I have to say, though, that they didn't think through that background very well. The way it moves around makes me kind of sick.
Magnified 600 times and with the unusual bump where the crown is I am going with a Hamilton Khaki. Diver.
Politicians always pull this kind of chicanery.
Bill Clinton used to wear a Timex Ironman but that was because he was sartorially inept in the early days.
Or because it goes better with the electorate.
Not to get too political in MC, but I don't think it's very controversial to say that this is more or less correct. Romney's main job at the RNC is to demonstrate that he is not some out-of-touch uber-rich "poverty sucks" plutocrat. So yeah, he doesn't want to do anything to play into that stereotype.
The really funny thing is that might will be his regular watch. Anyway, I don't doubt that he owns something like a Casio or a Timex. While Romney is undeniably rich, he is also pretty frugal and is not at all above getting his hands dirty. When he bought a house in California a few years ago, he actually drove a u-haul from Boston. Frankly, that's a lot more "in touch" with the concerns of the common man than I personally care to be, thank you very much. Those things get your suit filthy.
Would that be the road trip where he put the dog on top of the car?
Nah, that was back in the 80s. This was just a couple of years ago.
And even that story illustrates the point I was trying to make. That happened while he was on a family vacation in an actual station wagon. Now really, who piles the kids and the dog into a station wagon and goes on a road trip? It doesn't get much more prosaic than that.
Romney strikes me as someone who would make the perfect next-door neighbor: a very decent, very dependable but slightly boring guy who will cheerfully pitch in and shovel your walk for you if you have the flu.
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