Let us be clear, as politicians say before they're about to dissemble.
I would never wear one of Maggie Thatcher's suits. I never wore her policies, so her habiliments have little chance of making it with moi.
However, her suits are now period pieces and seen uninhabited, as it were, seem to bring back the dire emptiness of the 1970s, when the Iron Lady first clanked her way to political power.
Seven of the suits go up for auction at Christie's in Londonshire today. This news just in: you'd have to be pretty odd to buy them, certainly if you're a man or Scottish or proletarian.
That said, I don't know if you've noticed, but odd bods abound today, stravaiging hither and yon, slavering and shouting the odds. But they're not all Conservatives.
And Maggie's suits are not all naff. True, they're often cited as forerunners of "power dressing" for burds. But they don't have the big shoulders that really signified the era when liberated women sought to be manly.
Indeed, one or two of the suits are augmented by what are described here as "pussybow blouses". You can quote me on this, but no real man would knowingly wear a pussybow blouse. Or even know what it is.
I doubt too that, unless playing footer for Norwich City, he'd be seen in canary yellow, the colour of a suit that Margaret wore to Conservative Party conference in 1975. There's a picture of her in it standing next to yon Edward Heath, who looks discombobulated, as well he might.
The guide price for the former Prime Minister's garb has been put at between £1000 and £1500 per suit. I bet Andrew Neil would love to have one. Not to wear but to gaze upon fondly, mentally filling the costume with his goddess of yore.
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