Around the District | Three Piece Suit Thursday

It goes without saying that DC tends to get a bad rep for our fashion sense and its quite obvious that we shy away from the fashion forward and stick to classics. But as of recent, things have taken a turn for the better. Fashion Washington is a year old, the U Street-Cooridor participated in Fashion's Night Out, Capitol Hill is looking to help protect the fashion industy, we've got a stylish couple in the White House, and even Anna Wintour is now a presidential appointee and spending time in the District - here. And with classic cuts, silhouettes, and designs on the forefront of the fashion industry right now, it seems the Capitol Hill is looking to take further advantage: Introducing "Three-Piece Suit Thursday".
New York Democratic Rep. Mike McMahon’s male staffers — Danny Hart and Sam Morgante, along with Nathan Morgante, an intern on the Ways and Means Committee — are banning together to embrace the classical movement that is sweeping the fashion industry by embracing the three-piece suit every Thursday in their office. “It was all Nathan’s idea,” according to Sam. “We thought it was a fun way to bring some New York style to Washington. People dress very conservatively here.” Umm...since when did New York style constitute three-piece suits? Im not sure were he is getting his information but he is right in that more conservative pieces are a trend currently, "I would say they’re on the cutting edge of fashion.”
They are not alone, however. Illinois Democratic Rep. Deborah Halvorson’s office has introduced a similar notion: “Three-Piece Suit Wednesdays,” for both male and female staffers, as an unofficial office policy. According to Halvorson's office, "its sharp!"
And alas, just when I thought the politicos were making some ground Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah brings us back down a notch and speaks in terms that seems more familiar with language on Capitol Hill, "My love of vests and sweaters is not a fashion statement. At my size, I need as much clothing to cover my body as possible."
As long as we aren't forced to see too much of a bad thing, im happy.


Leg. Ass. said...

ha! Congress trying to get all fashion-y. funny.

pqresident said...

I gotta' not a 3 piece fan because it makes me think of accountants, lawyers and movies depicting the 1800s. not that there is anything wrong with that.

2 piece is simpler and has cleaner lines.

District Cut said...

I agree, and love your site!

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