Theodore Roosevelt who won America's first Nobel Peace Prize in 1906 after negotiating the end to the Russo-Japanese War sported side burns and eccentrically paired his power suit with a set of spectacles at the end of a black cord of silk. Teddy's silk vests are what's missing in today's repitoire of men's wear. That, as well as a fearless choice of tie. Roosevelt's adimence and self assurance when it came to style was part of his pathos.
Martin Luther King
King's clean and simple black suits, worn a touch loser than other gentlemen did at the time, though it portrayed confidence it calmly suggested modesty. What is most interesting is his ever present tie clip. Sometimes acessories serve as a mode of expression to show the power behind a poignant message.
Though Kennedy was prey for designers who begged him to wear their items, he stuck true to his favorites. The young democrat opted for Brookes Brother's shirts and single breasted suits from Saville Row, a British company. Not very America, but one has to realize that lack of tradition was what was standing between young man Kennedy and the respect he was dying for from the old boys, and their club, in Washington. British goods ooze tradition.
Newly appointed President Obama's infamous blue Hartmaz suit typically retails for fifteen hundred dollars at their Chicago department stores. This smart suit speaks to the every day man of America. Here, what Obama wears coincides with his social policies. Obama's power suit works because it speaks to the everyday man. His power is normalcy.