McCain’s Ferragamos

McCain wears $520 Italian loafers. Obama is an “elitist.”
Go figure.

One of Isabel Wilkinson’s commenters gets it right:

Ferragamo loafers: $520

Dolce & Gabbana blazer: $1,700

Battistoni custom-made shirt: $700

Galliano trousers: $1800

Fooling American voters into believing your opponent is an elitist: PRICELESS

Of course, given McCain’s attitude toward the truth, he’s perfectly capable of denying that he owns the Ferragamos, just as O.J. Simpson denied he’d ever owned the Bruno Maglis there were photos of him wearing. After all, McCain is willing to deny having said things there is videotape of him saying.

Perhaps O.J., while he searches for Nicole’s “real killer,” can be on the lookout for McCain’s “honor.” They seem to inhabit the same alternative reality.

Footnote I have no idea whether the description and price list given for the rest of McCain’s wardrobe are accurate; the Ferragamos are real.

Second footnote Of course James Joyner is right that McCain’s choice of footwear has nothing to do with his fitness for the Presidency. Nor did John Edwards’s haircut. Sauce, goose, gander.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com