Since the Republican National Convention is a wash thanks to the Sarah “Barracuda” Palin baby scandal and Hurricane Gustav strafing the Gulf Coast, let’s go back to something fun, like Joe Biden! Here’s a great story from Biden’s hometown paper that delves into his style, adding some heft to what I posted last week. And since we’ll all be seeing a lot more of him, why not get the hard facts, right? The details from the streets of Delaware: Biden favors the sharp “banker” popular among Delaware men, prefers blue or gray suits, and wears “no wrinkle” shirts with Senate cufflinks. “He’s pretty conservative, but sort of updated conservative,” says Jay Steimle, store manager of the Jos. A. Bank store in Greenville, Delaware, where the vice presidential candidate is a regular customer.
“I think Joe has a very American high style. Very Ralph Lauren. He has a commanding look about him, but it’s a sophisticated look as well. It’s very approachable,” says Michael Christopher Hemphill, owner of Wilmington’s Michael Christopher Hair Salon. “Conservative can be very boring at times, but Joe steps it up a bit. I think he’s stylish in a fashionable way. Not trendy. He has a sense of preppie to him, but with a little bit of flair to him.”