03
Oct

Political #menswear

Tonight marks the first presidential debate for the 2012 general election and it’s a time when partisans should be encouraged to show their affiliation. Now, there’s a lot of crass and tasteless ways to do this through clothing (just take a look at the junk on Zazzle, CafePress or even eBay), but for those looking for the love of politics and menswear, I’ve put together this guide. 

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Neckties:

Vineyard Vines: $75, available in red, yellow, green and salmon pink for Republicans. For Democrats, blue and green.

Southern Proper: $75, available in a huge range of colors and designs. Wovens in red, crimson and purple; repp stripe in blue (above); printed in red, crimson and blue; another printed GOP elephant on red silk; and political elephants and donkeys surrounded by stars.

Sette Neckwear: $265, available in three designs each for Democrats and Republicans. Elephant print in red, blue and purple. Donkey print in blue, scarlet and yellow. (These 7-fold ties are my personal favorite.)

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Belts:

Tucker Blair: $95, needlepoint belt. 

Vineyard Vines: $49.50, canvas cotton belt available for Republicans and Democrats.

Smathers & Branson: $165, needlepoint belts for both Republicans and Democrats. 

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Prince Albert Slippers:

Stubbs & Wootton: $450, for Republicans, Democrats and fence-sitters.

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Braces:

Fine & Dandy Shop: $65, for Republicans, Democrats and the annoyingly undecided.

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Shorts and Trousers:

Orvis: $15.20 (on sale), in Republican red and Democrat blue. 

Bonobos: $125, critter chinos in navy for Republicans and charcoal for Democrats.

07
Aug
Republican braces at Fine & Dandy Shop — Kind of makes me want to add braces buttons to my trousers just to wear these. 
Oh, and yes, they’re available for Democrat and bi-partisan politicos as well. 

Republican braces at Fine & Dandy Shop — Kind of makes me want to add braces buttons to my trousers just to wear these. 

Oh, and yes, they’re available for Democrat and bi-partisan politicos as well. 

About The Silentist

A menswear blog on finding your personal style, written by Kiyoshi Martinez.

I work at Khaki's of Carmel and live in the Monterey Bay area. Formerly from Chicago.

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