August 22, 2012

Menswear Wednesday: Paul Ryan's endorsement of gingham

The New York Times' Cathy Horyn is telling Rep. Paul Ryan to savor all of the attention he's garnered lately as Mitt Romney's Vice Presidential pick. TMZ released a photo of Ryan and his trainer, dubbing him the "hottest vice presidential candidate ever," and political website Politico wrote an entire "Ryan hot sheet." But after telling Ryan to "savor" it, Ms. Horyn goes on to note that most V.P.'s are forgotten before the next election.

Please. She couldn't be more wrong. Regardless of your politics, I think it is evident that Rep. Ryan will come back and run for president in the next election if Romney doesn't make it into office this year. I can't tell you how many people have said they'd rather have Ryan as the presidential pick over Romney in the first place.

Still, that's besides the point of this post, which is to point out just how much Rep. Paul Ryan likes his gingham/check button-downs.

The look originated in the 18th century in Manchester, England and the southern US when their factories were going through a financial slump. They began production of the shirts, and eventually it caught on with London bankers and Southern literary types, according to an article by GQ.

The gingham look is predominantly for the spring and summer, so how does Paul Ryan plan on changing it up once September starts?

Did they consult one another about matching outfits for this event?


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  2. LOVE this post! I absolutely love Paul Ryan and in addition to believing he is an excellent vice-presidential candidate, I can't help but have a crush on him! And I think his style is perfect; very American and laid-back. Such a great topic to blog about!

  3. I go to Miami University (where Paul Ryan went to school), and let me tell you - the boys here love their gingham. How funny though, I didn't realize he wore it THAT MANY times. LOL. New follower by the way :)

    xx Emily @