As sometimes happens over long weekends I get into delete and clean-up mode, which leads to finding of lost things, like this story, which never ran (was commissioned as a response to President Obama's tan suit scandal), which means it's unedited, but entertaining enough for me to bring forth, especially since the White House recently recalled the event.
In a profession swarming with men in black it’s simple to spot the stylish. And the President has been leading the sartorial charge since he took office, at least when it comes to suits (casually speaking he leans more Blockbuster employee; think back).
Obama’s isn’t the first White House closet full of made-to-measure garments, of course. Four score and forever ago ‘bespoke’ wasn’t merely a buzzword (our forefathers weren’t shopping off the rack), and, as the recent Ken Burns “The Roosevelts” reminds us, TR employed Brooks Brothers to outfit him, for war. Yet we’re trained to expect the frumpy when it comes to politics. So when the President steps out in a seasonally-appropriate tan suit we’re aghast. Or measurably aware.