This editor wonders if Sen. John Fetterman is just a slob or if he has trouble with buttons after his stroke. It's probably the former. It's a joke that his staffers have to wear business attire while he lumbers around in his hoodie and gym shorts.
POLITICO decided to weigh in and consulted a menswear guy to see what he thought about wearing a hoodie on the Senate floor.
Hey menswear guy … here's your election denialism:
Here’s something Joe Biden DOES NOT want you to see.— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 2, 2022
WATCH: 10 minutes of Democrats denying election results. pic.twitter.com/bJRbzEcIO2
This editor thought Donald Trump took his "Stop the Steal" a little too far, but now that they're indicting him for questioning a very questionable election, there's some reconsideration going on. Was the 2020 election "the greatest success of American democracy in history," as CBS News' Major Garrett claims? Hell no.
Menswear guy Derek Guy writes:
In arguing in favor of the dress code, I seem to be in the company of Fetterman’s many conservative critics. But I’m not. Their comments — and the glut of conversation both online and in the news — suggest they fundamentally misunderstand the purpose of putting on a nice suit. Clothing is a poor proxy for a person’s more important inner qualities, such as character, capability and intelligence. Respectability can be more directly measured by a person’s actions. The reason the Senate should maintain the dress code is precisely because clothing is not all that important — next to debates over who gets welfare and who goes to war, fashion is simply not a serious concern. The dress code is about something deeper than that. The point of wearing a suit to Congress is to give physical form to the genuine ideals in your heart: your dedication to upholding your oath of office, your devotion to the institution of democracy, your unshakable commitment to the constituents you serve. If you don’t demonstrate these ideals through your behavior, a suit won’t make up for it. By focusing too much on the mere appearance of respectability, Fetterman’s critics lose sight of the deeper, more meaningful aspects of what it means to serve honorably.
So tell us about Fetterman's inner qualities, such as character, capability, and intelligence. Are they so profound that they shine right through his hoodie and gym shorts?
The whataboutism is strong.— PizzaCzar (@PizzaWanchovies) September 23, 2023
Nothing is as bad as a Politico article— Cryssie (@CryssieGA) September 23, 2023
“Is dressing like a slob bad? Maybe. BUT IT IS NOT AS BAD AS LITERALLY HlTLER.”— The Redheaded libertarian (@TRHLofficial) September 23, 2023
Denying which election. From what I remember , denying the 2016 was all the rage.— The People's Cube (@ThePeoplesCube) September 23, 2023
@dieworkwear I’m embarrassed for you.— Peorian Refugee ☦️ (@PeorianRefugee) September 23, 2023
Compare two unrelated things to create a straw man since you can’t defend it otherwise?— Smart-ass Woodworker (@oenophil15) September 23, 2023
Politico is still a thing? Lol. The fact that the oaf can't bring himself to show respect for our institutions is the story here. I get it, he's a fellow traveler who only respects the agenda and not his constituents. It's really not about the wardrobe, it's about showing respect— An Exile in Jersey (@g_mantua) September 23, 2023
Been fairly obvious for a while that a lot of @dieworkwear content is woke political commentary disguised as menswear advice— Ultradeep (@Ultradeep3) September 23, 2023
This might be the most massive whataboutism I've ever seen on here, it's breathtaking— Benjamin Langner (@bglangner) September 23, 2023
Fetterman, just grow up and put on a damn suit. How hard is that, really, wearing a suit to work?