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Jerry Brown's style: Out with double-breasted suits and wardrobe consultants

November 14, 2010 | 11:03 am

Jerry Brown

For many Californians, 72-year-old Jerry Brown's return to Sacramento for another go at being governor brings with it more than a little dab of déjà vu. Consider: He is inheriting the job from a Republican actor/politician, American soldiers are fighting in foreign lands, director Roman Polanski has recently been in the headlines, the McRib is back on the menu and '70s and '80s influences are back on the fashion runway.

But that sense of déjà vu doesn't extend to the man himself — Jerry 1.0 and Jerry 2.0 are very different animals.

The sideburns that you remember — not to mention the whole head of hair — are gone. Lapels have thinned, necktie knots — once bordering on baseball size — have shrunken closer to golf-ball size. The color palette is a more subdued range of grays and blues.

Read the full story here.

-- Adam Tschorn

Photo: Brown in the 1970s. Associated Press Related