Skip to comments.Fashion Leader Says Barack's The New 'Icon'
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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If he wore a Mao Suit, his sycophants would all rush out and buy one.
Also Senator Paul Trible was another in a long line of VA Republican disappointments, as I recall.
Well this will certainly sooth the restless American soul. This is about as much gravitas as Obama can really muster on his own.
takin’ my time ... trying to decide what to do.
For the radical ultra left wing homosexual bottom.
And red is the colour de jour ....
yes, they would
I didn’t know “mom jeans” were the new trend in men’s fashion. :)
hey, maybe I should rule myself down.
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.
That style collar is more like a Burberry shirt and hallmark staple of this who play dress up for work.
Why would they need two???
Any man who notices another man’s clothing is gay.
Thanks for the LOL ... Think three or more.
Nope ... Rock and Roll
He's the con du jour with all the latest accoutrements.
President Commie Fop.
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.