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Putin on the Blitz | Manolo for the Men

Putin on the Blitz

Putin flanked by Bushes

Vladimir Putin’s diplomatic jaunt to Kennebunkport, Maine, has made for some intriguing sartorial comparisons, of no doubt geostrategic importance.  Here, the Russian leader can be seen wearing a shirt with a very high, fashion-y collar accented by double button holes sewn with contrast stitching, in contrast to the more traditional shirts worn by the Presidents Bush (indeed, the elder’s shirt looks worn in).  Putin goes with a three-button suit with a stiff front, gauchely unbuttoned, while the American bookends both wear two-buttoned sport coats of a softer, more relaxed design, kept buttoned of course.

Putin's black shoes and brown suit

Could those be black shoes with a brown suit?  At least the Russian loves his doggies, too.

Bush and Putin gone fishin'

In white (linen?) jeans (which Izzy hears are the rage among fashionistas), Putin takes an unwise risk given the potential for guts and gore on a fishing trip.  But at least he maintains the dignity befitting a world leader.

 

5 Responses to “Putin on the Blitz”

  1. mkb July 3, 2007 at 7:59 am #

    Supervillans usually dress better, yes. (So why don’t the bushes look nicer?)

  2. Phyllis July 3, 2007 at 4:21 pm #

    George H.W. and Putin are ppropriately attired for the coast of Maine and Dubya is dressed for a Jimmy Buffet tour. Nice.

  3. la petite chou chou July 6, 2007 at 12:59 am #

    Haha.

    Oddly, my boyfriend and I were discussing the attire of Putin and Dubya when this picture was first released. He mentioned that he thought Bush should be wearing a tie, but I pointed out that neither of them were, and I found it odd that Bush kept is coat buttoned when it seemed more clearly a business casual affair.

  4. flair July 7, 2007 at 11:16 am #

    Oh these three I think the elder Bush has most style and wears his clothing the best.