Mitt Romney got casual in Iowa Monday. He wore a blue plaid shirt to show he's down with the folks.
Nothing says "Pass me that buttermilk, Iowa!" like a blue plaid shirt. Except when the shirt is made by a french designer. And also if it sells for $135 at higher-end retailer Nordstrom.
From the Washington Post:
Romney usually campaigns in classic tattersall or windowpane button-downs. But Monday, during his visit to Iowa, he traded in boardroom casual for farm casual. He wore his dark blue plaid shirt, paired with Tommy Bahama blue jeans for his mid-day factory visit and with simple khakis for an evening rally. His appearance mattered because a large film crew was at both events shooting for Romney’s campaign ads.
After the rally, when an Iowa voter complimented Romney on his shirt, the candidate said: “I went to the mall and bought this shirt this weekend.” His sport shirt was made by Faconnable, a French designer, and it sells for $135 at Nordstrom.
Fashionable? Yes. Folksy? No.