Published November 05, 2012
The Red-Striped, Navy-Blue Jacket
Patriotic bona fides: A ribbon-striped, red, gold and blue sartorial nod to the East Coast prep so many commanders-in-chief have favored.
Perfect for: Probably more of a pro-Romney crowd. Somewhere with scotch lockers.
SCARVES AND STRIPES
The Old Glory Scarf
Patriotic bona fides: It’s the flag of the United States of America, in scarf form.
Perfect for: Anywhere giving off the distinct impression of a place that’s only using the election as an excuse for a party. Also: blocking the crisp winds of an American November morn.
WRAPPED IN THE FLAG
A Flag from the Cleveland Administration
Patriotic bona fides: A late-19th-century wool American flag with just 45 stars.
Perfect for: Maybe using it as a cape or draping it over you, Bill the Butcher–style, would be a little too dramatic. Nah, you’re right, that sounds like the move.
THAT’S THE TICKET
The Campaign Boater
Patriotic bona fides: This is the official hat of political events. Something Woodrow Wilson’s staff would have worn back at headquarters.
Perfect for: Anywhere with a multiscreen electoral college map breakdown over the bar.
The New York State Cufflinks
Patriotic bona fides: None. This is about New York State pride and showing a little support for the down-ticket races.
Perfect for: When you’ve got a lot riding on the outcome of the race for state legislature.
The Old Bully Pulpit
Patriotic bona fides: A speech-giving apparatus that’s a fake presidential seal away from you being contacted by the Secret Service. And about that speech: here.
Perfect for: The gracious and touching concession speech you’ve prepared to end your valiant write-in effort.