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Battle Of The Sexes


J'Ai Failli Attendre., Digital ID 817171, New York Public LibraryWhile men show a more unified presence in their two-and-three-piece suits, augmented by the ubiquitous power necktie, women have an interesting range of options for garments. Yet it hasn’t gone unnoticed that Hilary Clinton, while on the campaign trail, wears trousers as much or more than skirts. Nor does she don many dresses.

Personal appearance is a key factor in any campaign for elected office. Since fashion, however, is often a window into a person’s psyche, a look at Clinton’s, Obama’s, and McCain’s dress sense is justifiably revealing. Their political advisors (as well as spouses) have weighed in on their clothing. At present, McCain is running third in the sartorial sweepstakes, but he may have no problem with that. The last Republication to look really good in a suit was Ronald Reagan. Want more perspectives on the quiet competition between the sexes? Search in The Library Catalog under the heading Fashion—Psychological aspects.





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Interesting post—when was

Interesting post—when was the pantsuit invented?

Some people say Yves Saint

Some people say Yves Saint Laurent invented it, but this may be in dispute.

Presidential Suits

You're right. The last well dressed Republican President was Ronald Reagan. He was also the last President to have a button fly. The two best dressed Democrat Presidents in the last 75 years, John F. Kennedy and surprise-Harry S. Truman. After all, he was a haberdasher.

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