It’s Friday, which can only mean one of two things: I will be posting topless pictures of myself and / or I write silly stuff about Enron executives. But today will be a little different, because there is nothing silly about a man wearing the exact same suit, shirt, and necktie more than four years apart.
Never let it be said I hold this against him in any way. I would happily iron his shirts if he asked me to.
The first picture is Mr. Shelby looking fresh at the 2000 analyst conference. He’s answering a question here, all Mr. I Got Your Answer Right Here. He violates Cara’s rule about No Blue Shirts EVER!! But I have to admit, it looks pretty nice with the dark grey suit. The purple necktie even looks pretty good, which sort of surprises me; he’s wearing a lot of color and still looks very sharp. Altogether a solid showing. All the Broadband guys where crazy stuff that would make my hair hurt if someone described it but actually looks really good in person.
Then… Sans mustache, some many years later, Rex is snapped by the Houston Chronicle in the exact same outfit! Surely I canna be the only one scandalized by this. Surely I am not the only one who fretted in my diary that, “I fear I must do something dramatic for the elegant Mr Shelby has worn the same outfit in a four year period.” Surely there is worldwide outrage at this! And yet, the outrage is hidden from view as everyone pretends not to care. We Americans are so stiff-upper-lip about some things.