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What shoes does Obama wear?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by soundsgood, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. soundsgood

    soundsgood Senior member

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    Have we figured this out?
     
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  3. soundsgood

    soundsgood Senior member

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    Looks like you missed the main question in the subject.
     
  4. Millerp

    Millerp Senior member

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    You mean these?

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  5. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    Kind of weirded out that he wears Burberry suits and Kenneth Kole Reaction shoes
     
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    he must really love those shoes..
     
  7. mjjo

    mjjo Active Member

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    dang..are the shoes for real?? doesn't he get paid enough to get decent shoes?
     
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    Could it be that he does not want to appear "disconnected" from the common man?
     
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    makes him look "like one of us"
     
  10. recondite

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    Anti-gravity shoes.
     
  11. Buckner

    Buckner New Member

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    Those shoes look like they are from "Leather Soul" in Hawaii. Which makes sense since Obama is Hawaiian. I checked out this store when I was in Honolulu and the shoes were first class. High price point, but the removable heel piece was in most of their shoes.
     
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    His P.R. guy loves them more.

     
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  13. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    I have been suspicious of that photo since I first saw it. It is almost certainly a set up.

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  14. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    we try to keep politics out of the MC forum. there's a separate subforum for any political discussion. this thread is about shoes only.
     
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    I understand.

    But, I really don't think you mean the the process by which people make collective decisions, you actually mean something else,

    When I look at his shoes, I cannot help but look at the rest of his outfit which is very carefully arranged by very highly paid image consultants since the days when he dressed like this:

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    Could you help me understand how or why someone with an outfit that is carefully arranged and managed by image consultants would be wearing shoes of that nature? Please write freely.


     
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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm not saying that it's not an image and PR-conscious choice - I'm sure many politicians make similar choices. Much of style is about making conscious decisions that affect how people perceive you, and then trying to hide the strings and make the decisions seem unconscious.

    But your subsequent diatribe about his "rabble-rousing" as the "only real job he's ever held" was gratuitous and likely to set off a political argument where someone comes to his defense, criticizes his predecessor in the process, followed by pages and pages of posts that aren't about style.
     
  17. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Why would you care what shoes he wears?
     
  18. Harold falcon

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    Please see my above post. It is a carefully constructed artifice that attempts to bring back the memory of Adlai Stevenson, a similarly positioned intellectual whose shoes were used to affect a feeling of "regular working class kind of guy" in those who viewed the photo.
     
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    It's really sad that what you just posted isn't the first thing that almost everyone seeing that photo thinks.
     
  20. soundsgood

    soundsgood Senior member

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    So what shoes does he wear? AE advertises Clinton and both bushes wore the ae park ave to inauguration.
     

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