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W's victory speech attire

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by wja, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. wja

    wja Well-Known Member

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    I'm not surprised that a wealthy man would wear a nice suit on such an occasion, but...wow. I was really struck by the way the fabric moved around on his back and sleeve. It seemed so supple. What sort of fabric does it take to do that? Any other observations on the suit?
     
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    Something looked "off" with the left shoulder - didn't drape as well as the right? Maybe it's just me - I have a rather sloped shoulder and seem to have that problem often so maybe I spend too much time looking for it.
     
  3. wja

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    I noticed that too. He stood with his left shoulder higher and the camera didn't show us his right sleeve. It's hard to imagine that such a lovely garment could be assymetric.
     
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    armscye Senior member

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    Obviously the radio transceiver channeling Karl Rove's orders must have affected the fit...
     
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    imageWIS Senior member

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    LOL. (It's funny cus its probably true)

    Jon.
     
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    Please... hasn't this nonsense been put to rest yet?

    BTW, I didn't think Bush's suit was anything special. Among other things, the button stance was too low.
     
  7. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    I didn't see the speech or the suit, but if this was a serious question, all Bush's suits are by Oxxford. (Since no one else has mentioned that yet).
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Not so. He also uses the (in)famous Georges de Paris, cutsom tailor in Washington DC. From what I've read, he wears more de Paris than Oxxford these days, but who knows.
     
  9. wja

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    j, thanks for your comment. Being naive, I wonder what it was about my original question which suggested that it might not have been serious. This is a serious question since it appears that I have a lot to learn. Regards, Bill
     
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    (imageWIS @ 03 Nov. 2004, 5:38) It's funny cus its probably true
    Please... hasn't this nonsense been put to rest yet? BTW, I didn't think Bush's suit was anything special. Among other things, the button stance was too low.
    I don't think its nonsense, especially from a sartorial point-of-view, since most people on the forum know that there is no way a "˜bulge' could be formed in that way by either a poorly tailor suit / shirt (and than the galls of the neo-cons to suggest that the president would wear such badly tailored clothing is a huge insult to the American public; which in turn says something for the gullibility of the public and their lack of sartorial knowledge). I was never for John Kerry, just anti-Bush. Jon.
     
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    What is the general consensus as to the type of Oxxford suit?

    What I mean by that is after reading this forum I believe the majority of my suits should be super 120s simply due to the durability afforded them.

    However I am adding super 150s and was thinking about super 180s. I'm curious if anyone can make a statement like "yes, that looks like super 120s".

    The delicacy of super 150s and 180s makes me believe they are to be worn on special occasions and not be part of my normal suit rotation. They are also relegated to the higher end Armani, Canali types of suits as well.

    Regards,
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    I liked his suit yesterday; I do wish he'd try another tie, and preferably not a red one.
    Also, that one didn't didn't look like an Oxxford to me.

    I thought the bulge had been confirmed as visible evidence of a bullet-proof vest, which is not surprising, nor controversial.

    From "The Hill" at Hillnews.com:
     
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    Hmm, okay, not Oxxford. So can anyone answer the question, what kind of fabric does that look like?
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Looks to me like just another dark worsted. It just doesn't strike me as that distinctive. Pretty standard political garb.
     
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    I wouldn't say that tie was red and I wouldn't say the suit looked very nice or moved well either: [​IMG]
     
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    That is a bad picture; on tv my immediate reaction was I liked it. I'm just glad it's not ALL navy suits now. Also, I knew it was not a red tie; I just want him to switch and not to red. I'm starting to doubt my communications abilities. EDIT: Is his tie tucked into his pants?
     
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    I saw somewhere else where one of his spokesman stated that he was wearing a bulletproof vest under his suit for this speech.

    Bradford
     
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    On tv the fabric looked very light I'm wondering if that's what wja saw Also I think you can tell in that pic by the not very appealing way it bunches, although it does, I think, look great when there is a minimum of movement. [​IMG] Btw cabinet meeting, look at the ties blue red blue red red and then "damn it Rod Paige did you not get the memo ...." I'm calling Rod Paige out of cabinet in term 2 , they won't admit it but it's because he won't follow the tie rule. [​IMG]
     
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    I am cracking up over that. "Yeah, it's just that we're doing the ties this way now, so I'll shoot another copy of the memo over to you, and if you could do that from now on, that'd be great, mkay?"
     

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