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The Great 2012 Presidential Race Style Thread!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by MrDaniels, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Senior member

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    This thread will not end well.
     
  3. JohnnyMarr

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    As a Londoner, I'm fairly impartial in this one, but Paul Ryan got a bit of stick from Hadley Freeman in her column in The Guardian today.

    Right enough, his suits are bloody awful.
     
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    Yes, her article was a fair and unbiased deconstruction of his clothing choices, rather than a foil for a political diatribe. [​IMG]

    Unsurprising, given that The Guardian's editorial stance is significantly to the left of liberal US Democrats.

    Not bringing politics into this, of course. [​IMG]
     
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    I tried not to!
     
  6. MrDaniels

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    I am guessing that Romney does not buy off the rack but is careful not to be too well-fitted.
     
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    Romney only purchases items that comes with the dolla bills
     
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    This would be my guess as well.

    As to the picture, Mitt could wear a worse cut suit than the one in that photo. Shoulder looks clean and it has good shape. The gorge is a bit low, and the collar is a bit pointed, but that's rather indicative of the time. Something needs to be done about that pocket square, but other wise a decent job of looking better than everyone else in the photo.
     
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    As a slight Presidential diversion...

    Holy cow! Began watching the old 'West Wing' series recently on Roku... lots of suits on there are just swallowing those guys. (Rob Lowe the obvious exception) The President wore a suit last night (one of very first episodes) that had more gapping than I thought was humanly possible... I mean, that coat collar was like 2" off of his shirt!
     
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    I know. The politicos are dressed terribly in 24 as well - e.g. President Keeler.

    I notice this more since I joined the forum - when I first watched West Wing many years ago, I noticed completely different things (i.e. the 'uniform' of the American politician: the dark sober colours, Repp striped ties, etc.). Josh's suits always looked like he had been dragged through a hedge backwards (although I understand that's fairly accurate!).
     
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    Speaking as someone who has to work hard to maintain their weight, I still am absolutely shocked at how someone so in the public eye and scrutinized can appear in public looking like this:


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    Who wants to bet me $5 that Romney wears a blue suit, white shirt and red tie to accept his nomination? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
     
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    Looks like Ryan has switched over to Windsor knots. and rather recently...I wonder who advised him in that direction?
     
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    Anything wrong with his looks besides he's obese?
     
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    Exactly. He is half Sicilian and has that Italian side that is inclined to the bigger bloke. You can't fight blood. Trouble is it could cut your life short just when you are hitting your stride.
     
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    Is this guy a politician in Amercia?
     
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    Having Sicilian blood = being 400 lbs?

    Outside of a serious medial condition, the guy just need to put down the deep fried bacon cheeseburgers and have a salad or 400.
     
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    being obese and looking good are not mutually exclusive. christies looks okay/good for his size, not particularly styling but then he is not an entertainer.

    besides, its the gop. not biggest losers contest. you can't expect every fat men to be like huckabee, and the guy himself even gain weight back due to exercise related injuries...
     
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    A lot of politicos dress terribly in real life, so that's realistic.

    With the trend towards slimmer styles, I think people forget just how awful the styles of the late 90's/ early 2000's were. Baggy coats, formless sacks of fabric masquerading as pants, incredibly ugly ties.

    And yeah, the menswear in West Wing is often pretty bad. I've had the series on a pretty much endless loop over the past few months. Before that, I hadn't watched any of it since the original run. It's really an amazingly good series. Some of the best writing, acting, and production quality I've ever seen. A few recent series have topped it, but we're talking stuff like Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey, both of which have production values that are through the roof. IIRC, it was the first TV series to be shot on film stock.

    Oh, and I do find myself putting my jacket on a la Martin Sheen on occasion. It's gotten to me.
     
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    I see a small tie knot for such a large face, same with lapel and tie width (they're both too narrow for his large body), besides the tie is ugly as hell and doesn't work with the white shirt...
     
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    I will go on record as saying a man will be very challenged to look business appropriate when morbidly obese. It's not like he is 40 pounds overweight. This would be the equivalent of someone being such an alcoholic that they were shitfaced at 9am. Do you have any idea how much food it takes to maintain that level of weight? He is a governor, he has a full-time chef and staff that can arrange round-the-clock healthy meals for him. And with so many people voting for him he owes it to his constituents to make healthy lifestyle choices so he does not drop-dead mid-term.
     

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