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Thursday, May 30, 2013

* Believe it or not, but the B.A.F.F.L.E.D. blog has a couple of posts about Statehouse style here and here. Go check ‘em out.

Yes, Statehouse style.

Springfield is not generally known for style, but there are some sharp dressers. Ron Holmes on the Senate Democratic staff is always styling…

Dude, tuck in your shirt!

* The Question: Who’s the most stylish person you know at the Statehouse? Explain.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

62 Comments
  1. - steve schnorf - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 1:48 pm:

    Senator Trotter


  2. - Empty Chair - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 1:49 pm:

    John Kelly


  3. - 47th Ward - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 1:49 pm:

    Ken Dunkin usually has a pocket square and cuff links. It’s a good look for him.


  4. - Formerly Known As... - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 1:51 pm:

    You mean other than Rich Miller?

    I’ll go with Senator Trotter. Man is always dressed to the nines and never breaks a sweat.

    A close second in my book is Senator Radogno. Classic style.


  5. - Bill - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 1:51 pm:

    Rich Miller


  6. - CircularFiringSquad - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 1:53 pm:

    And 2nd prize? 2 most stylish awards

    Given the field let’s go with Mike Kasper


  7. - Gator - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 1:53 pm:

    Ken Dunkin has more style than anybody in Sangamon County.


  8. - Matt Jones - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 1:53 pm:

    jimmy deleo


  9. - The Captain - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 1:55 pm:

    Dring


  10. - Knome Sane - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 1:55 pm:

    I recommend that you include this category in your end of the year “Golden Horseshoe Awards”. You can call it the “Teddy Brunsvold Most Dapper Dresser Award”.


  11. - Rich Miller - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 1:56 pm:

    People, please explain your answers. Thanks.


  12. - Anonymous - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 1:58 pm:

    Rep. Norine Hammond always looks great. Sen. Trotter, of course. Rep. Ford always looks like he stepped out of GQ. But no one compares to Chapin Rose!!


  13. - Bobbysox - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 1:58 pm:

    No one. All their shoes are scuffed from kicking the can down the road.


  14. - Chicago Cynic - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 2:02 pm:

    It’s a tie between Dunkin and Trotter. Unless you want to throw John Bradley’s penchant for summer seersucker into the mix.


  15. - Anonymous - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 2:06 pm:

    John Feiple and he’s easy on the eyes too.


  16. - Keyser Soze - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 2:14 pm:

    Donnie Trotter………..it’s the bow ties…….not everyone can wear them.


  17. - Observing - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 2:20 pm:

    Well, since Tom Holbrook left, I’m not sure who is the most dapper.


  18. - Boone's is Back - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 2:20 pm:

    I wouldn’t say it’s a person as much as a caucus… the seersucker caucus that is.


  19. - dupage dan - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 2:23 pm:

    Squeezy. Long and slinky has always been hot in my book.


  20. - Yossarian Lives - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 2:27 pm:

    Giovanni Randazzo. The man can wear seersucker with the best of ‘em.


  21. - Irish - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 2:27 pm:

    Dave Sullivan with his great collection of green ties!


  22. - OT - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 2:29 pm:

    Mayebeth Hadfield. She is just one of those people that has an eye for putting together stylish, classy looks that are as much professional as they are fun. I want to steal her entire closet!


  23. - Ahoy! - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 2:31 pm:

    Speaker Madigan, he’s got all those expensive suits and ties (according to Blago).


  24. - Whozee Whatsis - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 2:31 pm:

    Deirdre Darnall with the Laborers. Always has it put together, immaculately.


  25. - Blogger - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 2:32 pm:

    John kelly for sure. His suits are beautiful


  26. - Willie Stark - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 2:37 pm:

    Willie, though of the male persuasion, is just a tad miffed no one has seen fit to give shout outs yet to the ladies. Two jump immediately to mind: Deirdre Darnall, lobbyist for the Laborers (even her lobbyist ID photo is stylish while many look like mug shots or as if the individual just woke up from a three-day bender), and Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, who is hands down the most beautiful woman in the Capitol and always looks like a million bucks. And, not to reduce them simply to the superficial, they are both very pleasant, capable and smart people.


  27. - Willie Stark - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 2:38 pm:

    Sorry, saw a couple of votes for the better sex while I was typing out my post.


  28. - Rich Miller - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 2:39 pm:

    Without a doubt, Ashley Niebur. Amazing style, great jewelry and unmatched poise.


  29. - Anonymous - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 2:43 pm:

    Hands down…..John Kelly!!


  30. - J - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 2:50 pm:

    Matt Paprocki. He’s got nice shoes.

    http://wuisnews.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/capitol-mystery-solved/


  31. - siriusly - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 2:54 pm:

    Representative Ann Williams has great style, and she never has an off day.

    Second nomination goes to Teddy B:

    His always in “three-piece suits and fancy shoes” (Quinn)

    He is also known to “eat fancy steaks” and “shuffle around in Gucci loafers” (Blago).

    Jokes aside, Ted always looks sharp.


  32. - Labor diva - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 2:57 pm:

    John Kelly in pink rocks


  33. - Whozee Whatsis - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 2:57 pm:

    Also, any discussion on sartorial splendor without mentioning Kathy Drea would be a farce.


  34. - Knome Sane - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 2:58 pm:

    John Kelly. Beacuse his pocket hankies match his boxers. Or so I’m told….


  35. - democrat Grrrl - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 2:59 pm:

    Senator Trotter. No contest, ever since (many years ago) I saw him ride up to a Senate Democratic fundraiser at Fraase Farm on a motorcycle. He was wearing faded jeans, LEATHER CHAPS and a bandana around his head. His usual workday attire isn’t too shabby, either.


  36. - Etown - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 3:02 pm:

    Louie Mossos


  37. - Anonymous - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 3:15 pm:

    Trib’s Monique Garcia is always dressed to the nines with originality and pizzazz


  38. - estubborn - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 3:16 pm:

    John Kelly without a doubt. His suit and shirt varieties have yet to be matched.


  39. - lc expat - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 3:23 pm:

    Sarah Calder, lobbyist for the IPC, got compliments on her wardrobe everyday!


  40. - anonymous - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 3:31 pm:

    Representative Norine Hammond. She has a trendy, stylish wardrobe, and she also always looks amazingly classy! Classy is always a winner in my book!


  41. - estubborn - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 3:39 pm:

    Can’t forget to mention Senator Oberweis for his cow and ice cream ties


  42. - Art Tryon - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 3:39 pm:

    gotta give credit to victoria watckins for putting this together, who has brought style to the capitol since her first days on tech review.

    VDUBS!


  43. - railrat - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 3:40 pm:

    Todd for sure have you ever seen such a balanced display of camo and black ops casual wear any where else ?? and for co-ordinated for the four seasons ‘ta boot !!


  44. - N'ville - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 3:42 pm:

    Tom Nolan. Nobody else can put stripes and checks together like him.


  45. - 1776 - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 3:49 pm:

    Ed Peck…who else can look that good without wearing ties!!!


  46. - It'smyopinion - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 3:56 pm:

    Coy Pugh, David Dring, Representative Gordon-Booth, Representative Sente, Senators Lightford and Trotter - that’s my list.

    They all look sharp nearly all the time. Coy and David and Sen Trotter get points for looking smooth. And Rep Sente wears amazing fabrics. Sen. Lightford even looks good after hours of negotiations. And I’m pretty sure Rep Gordon-Booth would be beautiful in anything!


  47. - Eddy - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 4:08 pm:

    All the L.A.’s by the Cool Chick Corner and their Queen.


  48. - Way South of I-80 - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 4:16 pm:

    Coy Pugh is always dressed to perfection - he gets my vote.


  49. - Just The Way It Is One - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 4:21 pm:

    Sharp–for sure, but, yes–do tuck please…!


  50. - Anon - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 4:21 pm:

    Louie Mossos
    The dude has the cuff links, the shoes, the socks, the Mercedes, and most importantly the scent!!!


  51. - MetroEastGal - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 4:32 pm:

    Victoria Watkins - Have you seen her shoe game?!

    Ken Dunkin - I’ve never seen him without polished cufflinks and always has a song to go with the outfit.

    Coy Pugh - So smoothe and pulls off the bowties so well.


  52. - Lotta Liaison - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 4:35 pm:

    I think everyone in the Capitol looks fit, healthy, and well-dressed!


  53. - Responsa - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 5:09 pm:

    Gov. Quinn shows up at the statehouse occasionally does he not? So I’d have to vote for Pat. (Check out his briefcase sometome.)


  54. - Glass half full - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 5:13 pm:

    Maze Jackson . Working on being the most interesting man in the world…. Socks only!


  55. - Mouthy - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 5:18 pm:

    The Ghost of Representative Oral “Jake” Jacobs.


  56. - LittleLebowskiUrbanAchiever - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 5:40 pm:

    I’m going with a few people:
    Jessica Bruskin from the Governors Office- colorful and always classy
    Victoria Watkins from the City of Chicago- the shoes and color
    Kristen Strawbridge from the Humane Society- 60s style class
    Tiffany Elking from Gov Navigation Group- rocks some jewelry
    Anne Szkatulski of AGs office- cool glasses and always put together
    Leader Barbara Flynn Currie- she’s got some style!

    Dudes:
    Darren Collier of McGuire Woods
    Ted Brunsvold
    And former State Rep Cory Foster


  57. - What Bro? - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 5:53 pm:

    Rich Guidice has the classic gentleman’s look. Always in a nice suit, nothing out of place, he is a man’s man. He looks like a movie star or Frank Sinatra’s little brother.

    Ken Dunkin is the number one stunna.


  58. - Anon - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 5:58 pm:

    Rikeesha Phelon in the Senate prez’s office is grace and class under pressure. Total professional who manages to make it look chic and easy at the same time.


  59. - Style-less - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 6:15 pm:

    The Gals:
    Robyn Gabel - super fashionable, always dresses well
    Frances Hurley - Stylish and different every day!

    The Guys:
    Coy Pugh - the handmade suits really pay off


  60. - my favs - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 7:36 pm:

    My votes are for Lisa Hernandez and Cynthia Soto.. two of the hardest working, most compassionate legislators who are not just smart but dress smart! They both are always so put together and beautiful and full of energy


  61. - simple - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 8:27 pm:

    Deirdre Darnall gets my vote. She’s not afraid to take a risk and yet, somehow, always pulls it off.


  62. - Chicago Dude - Thursday, May 30, 13 @ 11:25 pm:

    Nobody lights up a room like Abby Walsh from Sen. Bill Brady’s office. She has the ensembles, eyes, and smile to brighten up everyone’s day!


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