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Friday, Aug 12, 2022 - Posted by Rich Miller

* That’s quite the outfit today, governor…

I haven’t seen a mishmash like that since the last time I ate at Golden Corral. /s

[Photo credit: Hannah Meisel.]

       

92 Comments
  1. - Homebody - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:41 am:

    Chicago up north, rural down south.


  2. - Curious citizen - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:43 am:

    “I’m blending in with the Fair crowd, right?”


  3. - Dotnonymous - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:43 am:

    Politics on the top…Party on the bottom.


  4. - 618er - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:43 am:

    All that money and this is his state fair casual.


  5. - H-W - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:43 am:

    “Yeah, I don’t know what I was thinking. Is it Friday yet?”


  6. - Just Sayin - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:43 am:

    “Can I ride the truck?”


  7. - Just Sayin - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:44 am:

    “On the Road Again”


  8. - The Captain - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:44 am:

    He looks like a political consultant who’s here for the retreat.


  9. - Butter Cow - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:44 am:

    https://twitter.com/soit_goes/status/1557844059888259074?t=1AUs-jbQu8q5UbH3QkJW0g&s=19


  10. - Chicagonk - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:44 am:

    Sorry my dress jeans are in the wash.


  11. - JS Mill - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:44 am:

    JB=”I am trying to appeal to the rural voter, this look works for Bailey so it should work for me. Right?”


  12. - Arsenal - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:45 am:

    “I borrowed this outfit from EVERY SINGLE MAN IN THE HOUSE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS.”


  13. - Hannibal Lecter - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:46 am:

    I really wish he was wearing overalls.


  14. - Regular democrat - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:47 am:

    Cd one dry cleaners next to shore galleries in Lincolnwood can press that jacket for 2.50. Im guessing his wife wasnt home when he left the house


  15. - Amalia - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:48 am:

    Longing for Zoom


  16. - Nick Name - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:48 am:

    “It’s the shoes, right? The shoes don’t match.”


  17. - Nagidam - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:49 am:

    Don’t judge…it’s 5:00pm somewhere in the world.


  18. - DHS Drone - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:52 am:

    Someone takes “jeans Friday” super seriously…


  19. - The Opinions Bureau - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:53 am:

    “Bailey has ‘Stopped Making Sense’ so I figured, why not lean into the David Byrne look?”


  20. - Gohawks123 - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:53 am:

    Hey look it’s better than a carhart


  21. - Flyin' Elvis'-Utah Chapter - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:54 am:

    Leather biker vests are so 2014.


  22. - Jvslp - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:54 am:

    This absolutely wins the Internet today… hilarious!


  23. - MisterJayEm - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:57 am:

    Where I come from, them’s yer church clothes.

    – MrJM


  24. - Jocko - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:57 am:

    “Fine Mary (exclamation point) I’ll put on a jacket so I don’t catch cold”


  25. - Sports Stooge - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:58 am:

    “Um…yeah…Bruce…so what did you wear to a bill signing on the fairgrounds…oh…Carhartt…yeah those are sold out…”


  26. - vern - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:58 am:

    JB’s a new kind of Democrat. He’s building a cooler, more approachable identity for the Democratic Party.

    And he’s doing it from the bottom up.


  27. - Back to the Future - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:59 am:

    Think it is a darn good look. Hard to critique the outfit as I often dress like that.
    Jacket could use a few more wrinkles, but all things considered Governor is looking sharply dressed for the Fair. My only suggestion would be adding a Sox hat.
    Caption — “Governor’s Dressed Up for his First Corn Dog of the day at the Fair”.


  28. - Torco Sign - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:59 am:

    In Illinois, we mistakenly trust mirrors.


  29. - Roadrager - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:59 am:

    “Companies see all the good things happening here in Illinois, that’s why they want to move here, and that’s even more good news for the state and its people. And so I am thrilled to stand before you today and announce the creation of 250 new jobs at a new JNCO factory in Rochelle, which we will be breaking ground for next week.”


  30. - Bruce( no not him) - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:59 am:

    They told me I could drive the big truck, if I wore jeans.


  31. - very old soil - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:59 am:

    Maybe I’ve lived in the country too long but it looks fine to me.


  32. - Illinoised - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:05 am:

    Dressin’ like I’m at my mansion stable in Racine.


  33. - Rudy’s teeth - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:07 am:

    Does Duru’s on LaSalle Street make house calls?


  34. - King Louis XVI - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:08 am:

    In this outfit, he looks like most men who just fished their clothes out of the laundry basket. Indifferent.


  35. - OneMan - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:12 am:

    That’s the beauty of a sportscoat, it can go with anything.

    The ‘cool middle-school assistant principal’ look is going to be huge this year, trust me.


  36. - Opening Date - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:13 am:

    Given the gross posts that regularly circulate about the Governor on social media, post is unnecessary and feeds into it. Do better.


  37. - Whatstheissue? - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:13 am:

    Honestly, I dont get it— we are making fun of what—someone’s outfit or someone showing up at the State Fair and promoting his state. I am over commenting on people’s personal appearance.

    His politics? His policies? Go For it. His outfit? Come on


  38. - Montrose - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:14 am:

    Look. I spent all my money on getting Bailey the nomination. Cut me some slack.


  39. - Blue Dog - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:14 am:

    very Rauner-like.


  40. - SPI_Transplant - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:15 am:

    The Governor is appropriately dressed for the fair - at least he isn’t walking around in flip flops and shorts like he just got off a boat.


  41. - Streator Curmudgeon - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:16 am:

    “At least I’m not wearing the puffy shirt.”


  42. - Ducky LaMoore - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:17 am:

    The absolute most dreadful politician look…. Jacket, no tie, blue jeans, loafers. You are required to be a politician if you wear that. No one else would.


  43. - Immigrants Welcome - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:17 am:

    This is the ultimate dad look. No wonder people love the gov so much.


  44. - DaddyP - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:17 am:

    JB Pritzker making Dadcore cool was not on my 2022 bingo card, yet here we are.


  45. - Goodness - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:18 am:

    He threw a sportcoat over jeans and a button down. Who cares?

    The jeans don’t fit well, and a billionaire should be able to get custom jeans that fit, but there a lot more important issues with JB Pritzker than his jeans.


  46. - Streator Curmudgeon - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:19 am:

    “Since Sears went out of business, I can’t find husky jeans anywhere.”


  47. - Streator Curmudgeon - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:21 am:

    Hoss Cartwright’s lawyer.


  48. - Rich Miller - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:23 am:

    ===there a lot more important issues with JB Pritzker than his jeans===

    Oh, for crying out loud, lighten the heck up.


  49. - Lurker - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:23 am:

    “Fine, I’ll wear the jeans but I get to keep the top of my Italian suit so that the boys don’t tease me.”


  50. - SAP - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:24 am:

    These are my skinny jeans.


  51. - Streator Curmudgeon - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:25 am:

    Reminds me of the old cartoon show, “Tennessee Tuxedo.”


  52. - Streator Curmudgeon - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:27 am:

    “At least I won’t ruin my suit pants if I try to ride the butter cow.”


  53. - Lucky Pierre - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:28 am:

    Those are lace up Oxfords not loafers and the tan color is actually on trend. Wearing a necktie to the fair would be over dressing.

    Denim with a sport coat is completely on trend currently, especially on Friday but should be tapered so you don’t look like you were just milking cows.

    What polls is JB looking at that compelled him to raid Darren Bailey’s wardrobe?


  54. - SouthSide Markie - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:28 am:

    Green Acres is the place for me…


  55. - Dotnonymous - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:29 am:

    - Blue Dog - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:14 am:

    very Rauner-like.

    Not even.


  56. - How high - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:32 am:

    Aresnal at 1045 wins.

    “Laugh all you want…these jeans are worth more than your life.”


  57. - Cool Papa Bell - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:33 am:

    I’m running against Bailey, do I really even have to try?

    MK will never let me pack myself again.

    Obama threw out a first pitch in dad jeans - Cut me some slack.


  58. - Streator Curmudgeon - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:37 am:

    “Laugh if you want, but nobody’s serving a search warrant on MY house.”


  59. - Dotnonymous - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:39 am:

    Pritzker looks comfortable in his outfit…Rauner always reminded me of a nervous Doberman Pinscher.


  60. - ZC - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:41 am:

    The Great Khan of Springfield does not understand your “business casual” ways, but he respects local customs of his loyal vassals.


  61. - Rich Miller - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:42 am:

    ===That’s the beauty of a sportscoat===

    I think that’s his suit jacket from yesterday https://twitter.com/GovPritzker/status/1557550860191801345/photo/1


  62. - Siualum - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:42 am:

    Hey, its a step up from a Carhartt jacket.


  63. - Club J - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:45 am:

    Wait a minute. They told me it was dress like Tom DeVore day at the State Fair.


  64. - Franklin - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:47 am:

    The Governor went full Chapin.


  65. - Rich Miller - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:55 am:

    Franklin wins. lol


  66. - Nieva - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:59 am:

    Honey, get my fair britches out of the hamper, and do I have any work boots that are not covered in bull that I have been spreading??


  67. - Jibba - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 12:01 pm:

    I was serious when I said I didn’t want to run for president.


  68. - SAP - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 12:03 pm:

    I was going to wear my Canadian Tuxedo, but the denim jacket is in the wash.


  69. - Back to the Future - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 12:07 pm:

    Agree that he is wearing a suit coat which only adds to the overall very cool look.
    Thinking this is the guy I knew who I voted for who is comfortable in his own skin and knows how to get out and enjoy the fair.
    Thinking perhaps an Illinois based green John Deere hat would go great with the brown shoes, comfortable pair of jeans, suit coat and checkered suit.


  70. - New Day - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 12:07 pm:

    Sport coat and jeans is pretty standard fashion these days.


  71. - illinifan - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 12:12 pm:

    Haven’t seen this combo since the 60s when college classmates wore this look to dress up for the evening.


  72. - MOON - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 12:20 pm:

    “Haystacks Calhoun”


  73. - Blue Bayou - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 12:28 pm:

    Even if it was just the jeans, they would be a far better governor than Bruce Rauner.


  74. - Lucky Pierre - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 12:30 pm:

    Now that JB has taken over the mantle from Speaker Madigan as the most powerful Democrat in Illinois, he needs to keep with the tradition and wear those pants at least 12 inches higher.


  75. - Rudy’s teeth - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 12:31 pm:

    JB looks dapper…sansabelt jeans included.


  76. - Rich Miller - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 12:32 pm:

    LP made a joke!


  77. - Give Us Barabbas - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 12:33 pm:

    The jacket was suggested by someone else because they always put him behind a lectern for these speeches so the pants are cropped out in camera shots. Makes him slightly more formal for that idot presser or whatever, then he can drop the cost and walk the fairgrounds.


  78. - Independent - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 12:35 pm:

    “Would you prefer I had worn shorts?”


  79. - Lucky Pierre - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 12:48 pm:

    Glad you laughed Rich.

    I really don’t get the obsession so many have reacting to my comments or putting words in my mouth.

    Do you guys have any friends who you don’t always see eye to eye with?


  80. - Back to the Future - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 12:51 pm:

    “LP made a joke”
    And it was a pretty good joke.


  81. - Left of what - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 12:57 pm:

    Came through drippin


  82. - thisjustinagain - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 1:19 pm:

    “What the well-dressed man ISN’T wearing this season–full photo shoot inside.”

    Seriously, I have limited fashion sense, and this just is so wrong on so many levels. JB looks like a used-car salesman/cowboy or something with this “I dressed myself, Mommy” look. He could have gone with some dark jeans and the dark sportcoat (both with better tailoring for his size; he can afford it), and dark shoes/boots.


  83. - ;) - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 1:33 pm:

    Oh my lord does he look awful and sloppy. Totally unprofessional. He’s comms team and wife deserve a swift reprimand for letting him leave the house like that.


  84. - Commissar Gritty - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 1:36 pm:

    The Golden Khanate for JB approves this message


  85. - We’ll See - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 2:05 pm:

    Betting JB’s got a Mac Davis’ “It’s Hard To Be Humble” ear worm


  86. - Just Sayin - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 3:13 pm:

    “That Madonia guy on the PA is quite a hoot”


  87. - sulla - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 3:15 pm:

    John Fetterman Pritzker


  88. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 4:00 pm:

    === I really don’t get the obsession so many have reacting to my comments or putting words in my mouth.===

    At times you’re wholly dishonest. You travel in alternate facts. It ain’t good.

    Caption?

    “No, the shoes ain’t too much. They work”


  89. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 4:08 pm:

    “You ever order from Farm and Fleet online?”


  90. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 4:09 pm:

    Illinois’ version of the “Canadian Tuxedo, with the white dinner jacket”


  91. - Lucky Pierre - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 4:14 pm:

    Wholly dishonest? You must have receipts I would love to see
    Alternate facts? Same situation

    Like putting your words in other people’s mouths and pretending everyone is hanging on your every word so they know what to think?


  92. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 4:24 pm:

    ===Wholly dishonest? You must have receipts I would love to see
    Alternate facts?===

    Daily bud, we do this dance… daily.

    Your own negativity is now spoof comedy.

    ===…pretending everyone is hanging on your every word so they know what to think?===

    No one cares what I think, I write what I write for myself, knowing full well as Crash Davis told Nuke LaLoosh about his dad… “he’s as full of (redacted) as anyone”

    No one is reading me. Get over yourself. It’s Rich’s work folks read.

    === Like putting your words in other people’s mouths===

    I can’t help what you write.

    A self edit of your thoughts might help you. Then you can clearly say your alternative facts

    Caption?

    “Saputos has this new jacket requirement, so… and we’re heading there after”


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