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This month’s GQ has a primer on presidential style, and while we knew about LBJ’s glasses and Kennedy’s trim suits, we were surprised to hear about Harry S Truman’s penchant for skinny tartan ties.

Not too shabby by today’s standards, which got us thinking. It took a while, but maybe the man from Missouri’s time as a style icon has finally come.

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Naturally, he’s a bit of a trad, but if you wanted a bit of inspiration from when double-breasted suits still roamed the earth—and you still asked your tailor to give your shoulders some breathing room—this is as good as it gets.

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…and anyone hoping for a homburg renaissance should be taking notes.

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—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom