From NY Post Page Six:
With celebs, socialites and royals on best-dressed lists from Vanity Fair and others, lobbyist Brad Gerstman’s created such a list for local politicians, a group not known for being especially fashionable.
The lawyer’s third annual roster includes Mayor de Blasio, whom he says “has jettisoned the boxy sack suits .?.?. His use of blue shirts and light-colored ties is especially pleasing.”
Assemblyman Marcos Crespo is wearing “sharper suits, better fits, colorful ties .?.?. since he was elevated to Bronx county leader.”
And of Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder, Gerstman notes: “The Orthodox Goldfeder may be frum, but he is certainly not frumpy.”
Also making the cut, NY State Sen. Phil Boyle, “the snazzy boy from Bay Shore.”
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Brad Gerstman’s Annual Best Dressed Pols List
Brad Gerstman, lobbyist and lawyer, but always impeccably dressed, is once again weighing in on the sartorial chops of our city and state elected officials. The following list is limited to male electeds because, as Dirty Harry might say-and Gerstman definitely says: “A man’s gotta know his own limitations.” Harry Truman got his start as a haberdasher but even the former president couldn’t hold a candle to the sharply dressed and keen eyed Gerstman-someone who can really spot and single out the well dressed male politician.
Politics, unfortunately, is too often perceived by the average citizen as a dirty business. And the old saying that, if you like the law or sausage you shouldn’t watch either of them being made highlights the popular viewpoint. Those of us who get the chance to see elected officials up close and personal, however, understand just how much these popular views miss the mark-politicians on the whole are dedicated to the public good and, quite often, dress the part.
When we began to conduct our annual fashion survey over two years ago, we found that there are quite a few of our Albany and NYC lawmakers, perhaps mindful of the prejudices of their constituents, who believe that dressing well is important. Since this is the holiday season, it is the right time to take a look at those elected officials whose snappy dressing deserves recognition.
As Brad Gerstman says, “I am extremely interested in this and follow fashion very closely; therefore I like to see when people in politics take some fashion risk and stand out amongst the crowd. A comparable female list awaits the judgment of someone with greater expertise in this area than me.”
Assembly member Marcos Crespo: It certainly appears that being the boss becomes him-since he was elevated to Bronx County Leader, Ass. Crespo is dressing the part…Sharper suits, better fits, colorful ties, swagger…
Mayor Bill De Blasio: Our tall mayor has jettisoned the boxy sack suits for a true Empire State look that befits his NYC length. His use of blue shirts and light colored ties is especially pleasing, and as the leader of the greatest city in the world, he looks the part.
Assembly member Philip Goldfeder: Drawn to more conservative attire the Orthodox Goldfeder may be frum but he is certainly not frumpy. He definitely has the look of a politician on the rise-a handsome guy that easily looks good in a suit. Plus wears his yarmulke with pride. Bonus points from me.
Senator Mike Gianaris: what can I say? The man is trying. Added pocket squares to his wardrobe. This Harvard law Grad is trying to break free of the stuffy world where the Ivy League and politics crosses.
Senator George Amedore: The well-dressed king of Kingston may be new to the senate but he’s certainly not new to dressing well. As someone who clearly understands fit, fabrics, and color, Amedore sets himself apart from many of his big city colleagues. It doesn’t matter what the occasion, this senator looks good in a suit and in casual dress.
Senator Phil Boyle: The snazzy boy from Bay Shore lets us know at first glance that, yes, Republicans can have that clean look of a well dressed pol. He does a fine job at it. Boyle certainly gives his senate colleague Amedore a run for his fashion money-looking smart in a sharp suit that goes well with his white hair. And it doesn’t hurt that the senator is part of a well dressed pair-he and his wife always look like a power couple from page 6.
Senator Kevin Parker: What else is there left to be said about the impeccably attired Senator Parker? The man keeps looking better and better. Just when you think his style graces the top of the fashionista hit parade, he steps it up one more notch-colors, fabrics, plus best pocket squares in the business, the list is endless.
Senator Jeff Klein: No best dressed list could be complete without Jeff Klein on it. As someone who always tops this list, Klein knows that there are colleagues always trying to outdo him-and he is ready to beat back the competition. He always looks fabulous dressed in the finest quality suits to grace the Capitol by far.