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Fashion Leader Says Barack's The New 'Icon'
Washington Examiner ^ | | JUNE 25, 2013 AT 8:15 AM | Washington Secrets-Paul Bedard

Posted on 06/25/2013 11:50:26 AM PDT by drewh

Move over first lady Michelle Obama: It's your husband's turn as the nation's fashion icon.

Paul Trible, co-founder of Richmond, Va.'s Ledbury premium shirts, tells Secrets that the snappy dress shirts favored by President Obama that feature a wider "mid-spread collar" or full "spread" have prompted a sales spike especially among politicians and reporters eager to copy his more youthful look.

"He's a trend setter, that's fair when it comes to political clothing trends," said Trible, son of former Virginia Republican Sen. Paul Trible.

Trible, the face of the maker of high-end shirts popular among politicians including Florida Sen. Bill Nelson and former Tennessee Sen. Bill Frist, said that Obama's preference has brought a sales slide for the standard was a button-down or downward pointed collar.

"Obama was one of the first politicians to challenge that with a mixed-spread or spread collar on a national stage," said Trible. "After he was elected, you saw it slowly happen in Washington where sort of that spread collar shirt became more and more popular, first with the Democrats and now even a large proportion of the Republicans are doing that over the traditional point or button down."

"He's a lean, fit guy so if suits him well. He certainly wears it well and I think people notice that it it's catching on around town," said Trible, who called Obama's shirts the leading trend in male fashion. "When you get to that level in politics, no matter if you are male or female, people are putting a lot of thought into what you are wearing and the statement that it makes."

As for those who prefer old-school button downs, Trible said, "they are not dead, but people more and more wear them on a casual basis than with a tie."

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the Emporer has no clothes!
1 posted on 06/25/2013 11:50:26 AM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

If he wore a Mao Suit, his sycophants would all rush out and buy one.


2 posted on 06/25/2013 11:51:40 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: drewh

Also Senator Paul Trible was another in a long line of VA Republican disappointments, as I recall.


3 posted on 06/25/2013 11:52:00 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: drewh

Well this will certainly sooth the restless American soul. This is about as much gravitas as Obama can really muster on his own.


4 posted on 06/25/2013 11:52:13 AM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: drewh

takin’ my time ... trying to decide what to do.


5 posted on 06/25/2013 11:52:20 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: drewh
Fashion Leader Says Barack's The New 'Icon'

For the radical ultra left wing homosexual bottom.

6 posted on 06/25/2013 11:52:22 AM PDT by SilverMine (ever member of congress should be horse whipped)
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To: drewh

And red is the colour de jour ....


7 posted on 06/25/2013 11:52:47 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: dfwgator

yes, they would


8 posted on 06/25/2013 11:53:00 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: drewh

I didn’t know “mom jeans” were the new trend in men’s fashion. :)


9 posted on 06/25/2013 11:53:14 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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hey, maybe I should rule myself down.


10 posted on 06/25/2013 11:54:17 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: drewh

Paul Trible, co-founder of Richmond, Va.’s Ledbury premium shirts, tells Secrets that the snappy dress shirts favored by President Obama that feature a wider “mid-spread collar” or full “spread” have prompted a sales spike especially among politicians and reporters eager to copy his more youthful look.

Uhnnnn huh.

That style collar is more like a Burberry shirt and hallmark staple of this who play dress up for work.


11 posted on 06/25/2013 11:55:23 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: no-to-illegals

Why would they need two???


12 posted on 06/25/2013 11:55:55 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Vendome

Any man who notices another man’s clothing is gay.


13 posted on 06/25/2013 11:56:14 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Thanks for the LOL ... Think three or more.


14 posted on 06/25/2013 11:56:34 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

LOL!!!


15 posted on 06/25/2013 11:57:34 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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Nope ... Rock and Roll


16 posted on 06/25/2013 11:57:49 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: drewh
They mean i-con as in i-phone or i-pad.

He's the con du jour with all the latest accoutrements.

17 posted on 06/25/2013 11:58:57 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: drewh

President Commie Fop.


18 posted on 06/25/2013 11:59:01 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: drewh

19 posted on 06/25/2013 11:59:41 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: dfwgator

Stop. Stop. You’re making my sides hurt. Fashion icon? LOL! I guess when he’s no longer (can’t happen soon enough) the (p)Resident Of The United States he’ll get his own bravo network show. “How to mince down stairs with floppy wrists in 10 easy lessons”. Or maybe host for “The Awesome Bath Houses of Chitown”. If not bravo, the style(?)network.


20 posted on 06/25/2013 11:59:50 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: drewh
President Mom Jeans:


21 posted on 06/25/2013 12:01:55 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (If youÂ’re happy and you know it clank your chains!)
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Hey, is there a Mississippi Queen out there? Talk to everything!


22 posted on 06/25/2013 12:02:47 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals
Hey, is there a Mississippi Queen out there?

Don't bring Shepherd Smith into this.

23 posted on 06/25/2013 12:03:25 PM PDT by dfwgator
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lose it’s mind


24 posted on 06/25/2013 12:04:01 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: drewh

Gay icon maybe.


25 posted on 06/25/2013 12:04:42 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: liberalh8ter

26 posted on 06/25/2013 12:04:53 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: drewh

I hate those shark skin Italian suits with dual flaps that he wears. He probably gets them from the store where Louis Farakhan buys his suits.


27 posted on 06/25/2013 12:06:16 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Uncle Miltie
President Mom Jeans:

yep

28 posted on 06/25/2013 12:06:51 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: drewh
The trouble with Trible is that David Brooks beat him to it.

5.56mm

29 posted on 06/25/2013 12:07:07 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

LOL!


30 posted on 06/25/2013 12:08:16 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: drewh

Yeah, yeah, it’s all Barack all the time ... ain’t he wonderful? I was thinking about going to see a new film with Channing Tatum — “White House Down,” I think it’s called — but I saw an ad for it on TV, and their “president” in the film is not only an action hero ... but is obviously closely modeled on BO. So their president was running around doing heroic action stuff, while looking just like BO. I thought I would hurl just watching the ad.


31 posted on 06/25/2013 12:10:17 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: no-to-illegals

you mean laugh or puke?


32 posted on 06/25/2013 12:10:36 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: drewh

Since when is stupid stylish?


33 posted on 06/25/2013 12:11:04 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: drewh
I for one, have always detested the spread collar.

Point, is the only way to go.

But, I'm a dandy, don't you know.

34 posted on 06/25/2013 12:11:20 PM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: Sacajaweau

your choice.


35 posted on 06/25/2013 12:11:34 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: drewh

Is it me, or is our media sounding more and more like North Korea fawning over the Kims?


36 posted on 06/25/2013 12:13:28 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: drewh
"He's a lean, fit guy so if suits him well. He certainly wears it well and I think people notice that it it's catching on around town," said Trible, who called Obama's shirts the leading trend in male fashion.

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37 posted on 06/25/2013 12:15:57 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: drewh

Hey Trible.....You just lost 50% of your business, dumbass.


38 posted on 06/25/2013 12:16:52 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Little Ray
Is it me, or is our media sounding more and more like North Korea fawning over the Kims?

yep, we have nothing to worry about.

39 posted on 06/25/2013 12:18:19 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: drewh
I guess that depends on who you ask.


40 posted on 06/25/2013 12:18:23 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

yep ... take a slow ride.


41 posted on 06/25/2013 12:20:06 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Vendome

Maybe Paul Trible has a Larry Sinclair crush on Obama.


42 posted on 06/25/2013 12:31:57 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: drewh

I refuse to wear any dress shirts other than oxford cloth button-downs.


43 posted on 06/25/2013 12:32:57 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: dfwgator

LOL!!!


44 posted on 06/25/2013 12:33:17 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: drewh

hahahahahaha

The desperate msm is trying every trick in the book to bolster their piece-of-excrement savior, zero.

If that ugly (inside and out) toilet swirler is a fashion icon, then Helen Thomas is a beauty queen.


45 posted on 06/25/2013 12:35:04 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: drewh
How the Dems have fallen over the past few decades.

Kennedy:

"We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too. "

Obama:

"Obama was one of the first politicians to challenge that with a mixed-spread or spread collar on a national stage," said Trible. "After he was elected, you saw it slowly happen in Washington where sort of that spread collar shirt became more and more popular, first with the Democrats and now even a large proportion of the Republicans are doing that over the traditional point or button down."

46 posted on 06/25/2013 12:35:34 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: drewh

That cat really knows how to dress. Black suit, blue tie. Looks like a halfrican undertaker.


47 posted on 06/25/2013 12:36:45 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: drewh

These people make me want to throw up!


48 posted on 06/25/2013 12:38:19 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: dfwgator

I noticed only one time but that was when Obama’s tie got caught in Putin’s zipper.
My wife says that doesn’t count!


49 posted on 06/25/2013 12:42:31 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: dfwgator; Revolting cat!
If he wore a Mao Suit, his sycophants would all rush out and buy one.

Obama started that fashion trend. Mao was copying HIM!

50 posted on 06/25/2013 12:49:24 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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