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#1 2017-08-30 02:06:54

Sammy Ambrose
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Trump's Wardrobe for Hurricane Harvey

Trump is being criticized for wearing inappropriate garb for his visit to Houston. The UK's Daily Telegraph has singled out his 'brown suede shoes  with off-white chinos'.

But actually his shoes had commando soles. Surely he was wearing the right kit!

http://forums.filmnoirbuff.com/uploads/thumbs/1268_trump_shoos.jpeg

Last edited by Sammy Ambrose (2017-08-30 02:32:45)


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#2 2017-08-30 08:03:32

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Re: Trump's Wardrobe for Hurricane Harvey

Sammy Ambrose wrote:

Trump is being criticized for wearing inappropriate garb for his visit to Houston. The UK's Daily Telegraph has singled out his 'brown suede shoes  with off-white chinos'.

But actually his shoes had commando soles. Surely he was wearing the right kit!

http://forums.filmnoirbuff.com/uploads/ … shoos.jpeg

I thought the criticism was more about his cap which was on sale on his website?


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#3 2017-08-30 09:28:07

Sammy Ambrose
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Re: Trump's Wardrobe for Hurricane Harvey

Film Noir Buff wrote:

Sammy Ambrose wrote:

Trump is being criticized for wearing inappropriate garb for his visit to Houston. The UK's Daily Telegraph has singled out his 'brown suede shoes  with off-white chinos'.

But actually his shoes had commando soles. Surely he was wearing the right kit!

http://forums.filmnoirbuff.com/uploads/ … shoos.jpeg

I thought the criticism was more about his cap which was on sale on his website?

Yes, that was another criticism. But for the The Telegraph it was the inappropriateness of the outfits of both POTUS and FLOTUS. Having said that, some commentators did applaud Donald for his sensible footwear.Other pics, however, show his commando- soled boots to be brand- new and not broken in. With cemented boots this might not be a problem. Can this possibly mean that the President of the United States  does not wear Goodyear welted shoes!

Last edited by Sammy Ambrose (2017-08-30 09:50:58)


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#4 2017-08-30 09:44:44

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Re: Trump's Wardrobe for Hurricane Harvey

Those boots are ugly no matter who wears them. GWB's handling of Katrina was abysmal but his footwear choice was much better...

http://cdn.history.com/sites/2/2013/12/gwbush-katrina.jpg

Obama wore light chinos to Louisiana, but went with regular hiking boots.

http://www.trbimg.com/img-57bcaf74/turbine/la-na-obama-louisiana-flooding-20160823-snap

I'd argue that neither choice is as conspicuous as what DJT wore. Same goes for Melania, whose "sensible" tennis shoes were actually immaculate Adidas Stan Smiths. Donald obviously tried, but he also just as obviously had to buy those boots for the occasion, and chose something (or had it chosen for him) that stuck out much more than Bush's or Obama's choices. There's an old adage about campaign gaffes that says that a gaffe is memorable only when it plays into an established narrative about the candidate - Dukakis was already seen as weak on defense before the tank photo op, Howard Dean was already seen as having no chill before the yell - and the same holds true here, I think. Trump is seen by many as being out of touch with the real problems America is facing, and his and Melania's outfits play into that narrative.

EDIT: Another thing to say is that, clearly, no President goes anywhere where they'd actually *need* heavy boots or sturdy shoes. You can see this by the footwear choices of those around GWB and Obama in the above pics... Loafers, regular sneakers, etc... The same is true for Trump, but I think he and Melania made it too obvious by wearing things that very clearly were never meant to get dirty.


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#5 2017-08-30 09:53:31

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Re: Trump's Wardrobe for Hurricane Harvey

Berkeley_Breathes wrote:

Those boots are ugly no matter who wears them. GWB's handling of Katrina was abysmal but his footwear choice was much better...

http://cdn.history.com/sites/2/2013/12/ … atrina.jpg

As regards GWB, you cannot be serious. His belts and boots do  not match.


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#6 2017-08-30 10:04:51

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Re: Trump's Wardrobe for Hurricane Harvey

Sammy Ambrose wrote:

Berkeley_Breathes wrote:

Those boots are ugly no matter who wears them. GWB's handling of Katrina was abysmal but his footwear choice was much better...

http://cdn.history.com/sites/2/2013/12/ … atrina.jpg

As regards GWB, you cannot be serious. His belts and boots do  not match.

https://media.giphy.com/media/bqalUGFYfyHzW/giphy.gif


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#7 2017-08-30 11:42:28

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Re: Trump's Wardrobe for Hurricane Harvey

Trump is going to get media criticism whatever he does, whatever he wears.

At least he visited promptly and did not get in the way too much.


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#8 2017-08-31 00:12:01

Sammy Ambrose
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Re: Trump's Wardrobe for Hurricane Harvey

Kingston1an wrote:

Trump is going to get media criticism whatever he does, whatever he wears.

At least he visited promptly and did not get in the way too much.

Indeed. But what did you think of his rig?


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#9 2017-08-31 12:43:09

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Re: Trump's Wardrobe for Hurricane Harvey

Suede shoes?

I always remember what John Wayne said.


"Florid, smug, middle-aged golf club bore in this country I'd say. Propping up the 19th hole in deepest Surrey bemoaning the perils of immigration."

 

#10 2017-08-31 13:48:45

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Re: Trump's Wardrobe for Hurricane Harvey

Kingston1an wrote:

Suede shoes?

I always remember what John Wayne said.

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