What is it with so many DC politicians having their own signature style of dress? Does this happen in any other part of the country? Or is it just a DC thing? Below, I have listed some well known DC politicians, and analyzed their respective fashion calling cards for your enjoyment. Please laugh, because this entry might get me put on some kind of City government list…
I’ll begin with the current mayor, Adrian Fenty:
Although Fenty is usually pretty well dressed, he has a penchant for fedoras that is starting to irritate me for some reason. I don’t know why his hats get on my nerves, but they do. Maybe I have deep seated memories of Freddy Krueger from those Nightmare on Elm Street films, and Fenty’s hat collection just brings all of the horror right back to the surface. Whatever the case, I had to call him out, hoping that he makes a different choice next time he goes hat shopping. Also, make sure to check out the fake Adrian Fenty on Twitter. It’s funny stuff.
Next up is former Mayor Anthony Williams
Anthony Williams made the suit and bow tie his trademark while in office. Apparently, he did not care that the same suit and bow tie combination made him look like a mouse that learned to speak and joined the Nation of Islam. At times, I did not know whether to buy a newspaper from this dude, or set out a sticky trap. Apparently, he was quite the influential mayor, because next up is…
City Councilman Jim Graham
Jim Graham is still riding the bow tie trend, but he took it one step further with the novelty shop glasses. We get it, Jim. You’re the openly gay Council member, and your look aims to be something like Washington DC’s style mullet: Serious business, yet ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS all at the same time. You have successfully made your point. Now take off those God forsaken tangerine cartoon character glasses and buy something respectable!
City Councilman Vincent Gray
Over the past month, I have heard some hilarious descriptions of Vincent Gray. Some say he looks like The Count from Sesamie Street. Others say he looks like a mean, nasty deacon from somebody’s church. I prefer my original assessment, which is Vincent Gray looks like a sinister pimp. The kind of guy that carries around one of those canes with the sword inside it. I won’t make too many jokes about this guy, because I am not going to assume that he won’t cut somebody when angered.
City Councilman and former Mayor Marion Barry (for old time’s sake)
What can I say about Marion Barry that hasn’t already been said? He is the closest thing to a made man in DC politics. The man isn’t even scared of the IRS! The tax man whipped Wesley Snipes, but all he could get our of Marion Barry was a “my bad.” At this point in Barry’s life, he doesn’t give a damn what anyone has to say about him, so he sports the O.G. Gangsta hand-dancing attire and does whatever he wants.