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Our London Mayor is well known for putting his foot in it; from 'accidentally' drawing breasts on a board at an art event for the partially sighted, to effectively saying to a US journalist that he wanted to be supreme ruler of the UK a few weeks ago.
Now we all know that he meant supreme ruler of London but no matter how many times I read that line I can't help but think he's hatching a plan for world domination.
What many fail to realise about 'Our Boris' is that he is a practical chap. Often wearing back packs and cycling, it seems that his suit somewhat suffers from wrinkles and creases. Fundamentally, as we see from the above picture all he needs to do is tighten the straps and interviewers will see that he is wearing a classic suit well chosen for his colouring (although I would advise a little extra length on the trouser). Boris has a challenging build, with his square silhouette and round middle. This means that getting the shoulder width right is key to ensuring a balanced look, if it's too wide it simply accentuates his square frame.
A good suiting tip to take from Boris, that is great for his shape is to wear a fair amount of pinstripes. These work well for him, slimming and toning down the harsh dark palette of political suiting. One thing of note is Boris' habit of putting his hands in his jacket pockets. This leads not only to saggy pocket syndrome but means that his suits often have pockets half in half out or one in and one out. This generally gives an untidy look to his press photographs but makes him rather endearing as we realise that he too is merely human.
In short 'Our Boris' still needs a few style tips here and there but his international appeal, particularly as a popular British stereotype, makes him an ideal candidate for promoting the capital.
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