Is Roger Stone a fashion do or fashion don't? | The Tylt
Is Roger Stone a fashion do or fashion don't?
In a 2008 profile in the New Yorker, where Donald Trump refers to him as a "stone-cold loser" who "always tries taking credit for things he never did," the writer made note of Stone's shifting style.
Stone has had his suits tailor-made since the nineteen-seventies, partly because he has a bodybuilder’s physique, which makes it difficult to buy clothes off the rack, but also because he is fastidious about what he wears. He owns more than a hundred suits. For many years, he bleached his hair to an almost fluorescent yellow, but he now keeps it a more banal brown. For dinner, he wore a chalk-striped double-breasted suit, a starched white shirt with a spread collar, and a silver-colored tie, and, outside the restaurant, a homburg. His outfit comported with two of the rules in his book, “Stone’s Rules for War, Politics, Food, Fashion, and Living,” which he hopes to publish soon: “Never wear a double-breasted suit and a button-down collar” and “White dress shirts after six.”
After his very public split with the now-president, Stone gleefully made the rounds on cable news stations. The New York Times reported that Stone bragged about his extensive wardrobe, comprised mostly of decades-old bespoke suits.
“It’s given me a chance to show off an extraordinary wardrobe,” said Mr. Stone, who turned 64 on Thursday. “I’ve worn seersucker twice on CNN!”
Mr. Stone’s suits are custom-made — and built to last. “I don’t think I’ve had a new garment made in 20 years,” he said. “When you have bespoke things made, a good tailor puts enough fabric in the seams, so as you get older and fatter, or as you lose weight, they can be taken in and out. So most of my suits were made by Anderson & Sheppard in London a hundred years ago. I have used Alan Flusser here, who is like my sartorial mentor and the total arbitrator of good taste.”
In 2017, The Cut ran through Stone's many lewks featured in the trailer for the Netflix documentary "Get Me Roger Stone." Highlights include "The Frat Boy at a Wedding," a suit of mish-moshed plaid, and "The KFC Bucket," with Stone in a cream suit and white shirt looking like Colonel Sanders.
The pièce de résistance, however, is the gigantic tattoo of ignominious President Richard M. Nixon squarely situated between Stone's shoulders.