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The Leveson Enquiry - Conservative British Dress

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by tinsel, May 28, 2012.

Who is the Best Dressed

  1. Blair

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
  2. Murdoch Snr

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
  3. Murdoch Jnr

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
  4. Grant

    6 vote(s)
    37.5%
  5. Coulson

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Straw

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
  7. Jay

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Paxman

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. tinsel

    tinsel Well-Known Member

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    I particularly like Blair's three button cuff, Rupert Murdoch's tie, Hugh Grant's blue on blue on blue, and how Jay QC can't dress to save his life despite living in a suit for 30 years

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  2. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    Was between Blair ,Hugh Grant and Murdoch junior..

    Blair by a small margin on Grant.
     
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  3. LeJouvre

    LeJouvre Senior member

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    Murdoch is not English.
     
  4. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    Murdoch is Australian ,American ,saviour of the British society...

    Murdoch is just whatever his commercial interests tell him to be..
     
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  5. ballmouse

    ballmouse Senior member

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    I dislike Hugh Grant's blue on blue outfit.
     
  6. Loathing

    Loathing Senior member

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  7. AndyMG

    AndyMG Senior member

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    I think Ian Hislop deserves a mention - he actually turned up wearing a fedora:

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  8. Geezer

    Geezer Senior member

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    Jack Straw (6th photo down, former Foreign Secretary) and Jay QC are nearest to the real British CBD mainstream (and not necessarily in a good way).

    The Murdochs are international Australian/Americans,

    Tony Blair is professional politician schooled in the transatlantic blue suit, white shirt, plain tie modern politician style and now an international statesman.

    Andy Coulson (pic 5) is a modern media executive/government spokesman.

    Hugh Grant is a sleb and Jeremy Paxman a TV personality.

    So most of the people you are looking at have at some time paid money to PR people who say "TV appearance: blue/charcoal SB suit; white or blue shirt, plain blue tie" and then sent an invoice. The better ones worked it out themselves.

    What this really shows is how a transnational transatlantic style has been adopted by the public end of the British Establishment and most of the New Establishment where media meets politics. Blair's 3-button cuff and covered placket shirt front even got commented on negatively by a British political journalist on Twitter (obviously not recognising the former as a T&A signature style, though widely copied).

    My point being: set aside nationalities, this is not "British" CBD. The British bits in it are the non-blue coloured shirts (Straw, Jay?), and the non-plain ties (Straw, Jay, Paxman). Whether it is a good look is a different discussion.

    Hislop by contrast is a maverick - though lovable - journalist, he wears hats because he has been bald since his 20s, and both does not and has no reason to give a flying toss about his image.
     
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  9. Wrenkin

    Wrenkin Senior member

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    I love Hislop, but his wardrobe is the frequent butt of jokes on Have I Got News. While he may wear a navy suit to court, he'll sometimes show up for a recording in a stripped boating blazer. And it's best not to mention the ties.
     
  10. LeJouvre

    LeJouvre Senior member

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    Ya,

    I think Murdoch would look really good in one of those white boiler suits with black arrows pointing upwards.

    The perfect dress for a gigantic dishonest prick like him.
     
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  11. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    Ian Hislop is an independent thinker and a lovely chap..
     
  12. tom_s252

    tom_s252 Active Member

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    Time for a bump for this one, I think.

    John Major does pale blue tie on pale blue shirt...

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  13. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    Not sure of Major's blue on blue combo..

    He was a politician who put his country's interests before his...

    Not like that bunch of spineless puppets..
     
  14. AndyMG

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    I always have had, and always will have a lot of time for John Major. I think that compared to a lot of modern politicians, he is a relatively good dresser. I actually met him once, very briefly.
     
  15. Kingstonian

    Kingstonian Senior member

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    Most interesting outfit was Rebekah Brooks Little Orphan Annie look.

    Jay is something of a cult hero now.... and an Elvis Costello lookalike
     
  16. tom_s252

    tom_s252 Active Member

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    My dad met him at Downing Street once (the dubious prvileges of being a relatively junior civil servant...) and had nothing but kind things to say. Wouldn't have been caught dead voting for the man, which makes the sentiment all the more real, I expect.

    Not sure about the tie, mind.
     
  17. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    I respect his principles not to bow to Murdoch..
    .It did cost him the elections .

    Blair , Johnson and Cameron don't have his gravitas.
     
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  18. Blackhood

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    Those guys are Politics 2.0

    Very shiny Icons but hundreds of glitches at every turn.
     

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