Andrew, I don’t have a problem with expensive British shirts. (I’d wear one if someone wants to send me one.) I’m just guessing that wearing fancy imported $240 shirts might not make you look like a “populist” in a Southern textile state. I’m reminded of the time Sam Donaldson started hounding South Carolina’s Fritz Hollings about his Korean-tailored suits one Sunday morning on ABC, and Hollings got personal and asked Sam “where you got that wig”?
Kerry apparently drapes himself in the wardrobe of those cartoon villains of the class war (usually known in Democratic shorthand as “George Bush’s wealthy friends”) as opposed to its cartoon heroes, for example, small-town Americans like me who grew up in fine fashions off a hanger from Sears and Penney’s.