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"The Suit" reviewed in The Wall Street Journal.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by grimslade, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. Stax

    Stax Senior member

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    One omission from the (wonderful) book that I've wondered about concerns the chapter on formal wear. I was surprised, Manton, that you did not mention in the book that the morning coat also survives amongst that small class of attorneys appearing before the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the US Government. What gives? (I should add that my surprise is not due to some sense that this tradition is of such note that it was a faux pas not mentioning it, but rather that it seemed to fit into the historical context of the chapter and, given your time in D.C., a natural target.)
     
  2. Jolly Green

    Jolly Green Well-Known Member

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    Just finished The Suit. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Learned a lot.

    Bravo


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  3. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Senior member

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    I finished it over the weekend. Great read. Thanks Manton. [​IMG]
     
  4. Vintage Gent

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    One omission from the (wonderful) book that I've wondered about concerns the chapter on formal wear. I was surprised, Manton, that you did not mention in the book that the morning coat also survives amongst that small class of attorneys appearing before the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the US Government.

    Does it? A sketch of Solicitor General Paul Clement arguing before the Court in Rumsfeld v. Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights appears to suggest otherwise.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    After some additional research, I gather that the tradition endures, although the sketch really makes it appear as if Clement is wearing a lounge suit.

    http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1149757520854

    Scalia was correct, in general, wasn't he? I wonder when/how/why the black vest tradition for government attorneys began.
     

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