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The Odd Habits of Presidents Pt. 2

 


Y
ou might think it would be strange to have a president like Ramses who is obsessed with his cape. While it certainly would be strange to have Ramses as president, it would not necessarily be because of his cape fixation. You see there have been past presidents who were also obsessed with their favorite clothing.

 

One such leader was Chester A. Arthur, the twenty-first President. It wasn't capes he was obsessed with but rather fashion in general, and pants in particular. He had over eighty pairs of pants and would change the ones he was wearing many times a day.

 

Once he was elected, Chester even focused his fashion sense to the actual White House itself. Before he moved in the White House was a quiet, dull place. He quickly had the whole thing redecorated and it soon became a favorite party spot for sophisticated Washingtonians (actually, as I remember it, some of them were not all that sophisticated).

 

Lincoln puts Rhetorical's staff in hat

ABE: "Here Rhetorical, let me hold that for you."

Arguably though, the most famous piece of presidential clothing is Abraham Lincoln's stovepipe hat. Lincoln used his hat as more than just a fashion accessory. It was so large that he would often put papers in there, using the hat something like a backpack.

 

Once, on September 21, 1862, the hat played a part in a historic moment. Lincoln called a special meeting with all of his top officials attending. His hat was sitting on the table, and from out of it Lincoln pulled a piece of paper. On that paper was written the Emancipation Proclamation, which was the document that granted freedom to the slaves in the south (Lincoln signed the document in 1863, but it wasn't until after the Civil War ended that it became official).

 

So, if Ramses wants to run for president with a cape on I don't think it's really that big a deal. But, if he starts walking around in a stovepipe hat, I might begin to worry about what he's hiding underneath it.

 

 

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