It just seemed some of the criticism was based on disagreement over his politics rather than based his fashion statement.
Absolutely not. It's just been my experience that in years of state dinners, etc., I never recall a leader of a Communist nation ever donning a tuxedo for these events. I assume that a tuxedo may be seen as elitist, non-proletariat garb, something reserved for the upper class oligarchs.
I dare anyone to produce a photo of a Soviet/Chinese/Eastern European leader (pre-1990, anyway) wearing a tuxedo!
I don't know, but I think it's interesting for some reason....
what other option would he have than suit and tie (or tuxedo)
Originally Posted by Incas
The fact he is in a suit and tie should be obvious your last observation is off the mark. I have seen pictures of Prince Charles in a suite and tie recently while some of the men were in tuxedo and the ladies in evening gown. It just seemed some of the criticism was based on disagreement over his politics rather than based his fashion statement.
#1: China's President Hu Jintao (L) shakes hands with Britain's Queen Elizabeth (3rd L) at Buckingham Palace as his wife Liu Yongqing (2nd L) and the Duke of Edinburgh (R) watch, at the end of his state visit to Britain, November 10, 2005. Britain and China signed $1.3 billion worth of business deals on Wednesday during a state visit to London by Hu. Beijing also allowed Lloyd's of London to establish a reinsurance operation in China. REUTERS/Toby Melville
#2-5: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with Mr Hu Jintao, President of the Peoples Republic of China as he departs from Buckingham Palace after his State Visit to Britain on November 10, 2005 (Photo by POOL/Tim Graham Picture Library/Getty Images)