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Clothes make the man (silly) by canaveralgumby on 16 April 2003 8:10am
In a previous post, I stated that Michael Palin never changes the casual black suit/blue shirt we have seen him wear during every interview for the past seven years.

In fact, these "power clothes" are removed, carefully packed and shipped priority mail to Harrison Ford for his use on Larry King, Conan O'Brien, etc., in between Palin's press junkets.

Most recently, the co-owners of the testosterone-laiden suit loaned it out to Ray Romano for his opening monologue on Saturday Night Live.

It didn't work.
Re: Clothes make the man (silly) by brainhurts on 17 April 2003 2:44am
There he was again, in his tribute
docu-prog to the Cone sisters, in his blue shirt.
Am I sad for even noticing this???
Re: Clothes make the man (silly) by notquitenglish on 19 April 2003 6:27am
No, he looks good in blue. That's why he wears it.

Re: Clothes make the man (silly) by Dianne on 19 April 2003 10:35am
Perhaps blue is Michael's favourite colour and he has about 20 of those blue shirts at home, [Di smiles].

Now we are discussing what he wears! We are definitely nuts!
Re: Clothes make the man (silly) by pandk2 on 19 April 2003 11:09am
I think he looks best in a loincloth actually.....

Re: Clothes make the man (silly) by Helen on 19 April 2003 5:33pm
oh my. You just HAD to mention the loincloth, didn't you?
Re: Clothes make the man (silly) by Dianne on 20 April 2003 5:28am
Poor Michael. Michael? Did you know some women drool over you when seeing you in 'Life of Brian' in the loincloth?
Re: Clothes make the man (silly) by Miss-M on 20 April 2003 6:01am
I prefer Nisus Wettus, myself! ;)

I watched Ben-Hur last night and paid particular attention to Frank Thring's performance as Pontius Pilate. I tell ya, he ain't got nothing on our Mike!

Michelle :)
Re: Clothes make the man (silly) by sleepydumpling on 20 April 2003 7:39am
I think he wears his "uniform" of a blue shirt and chinos probably for the same reason David Attenborough does.

David stated on the "Life on Air" programme that he keeps to the same outfit because if he changes it, people will focus too much on what he is wearing, rather than what he is doing or saying. So he sticks to the same old outfit for every piece to camera. And when he does have to wear other clothing, like protective stuff, he tries to keep it subdued if he can.

Re: Clothes make the man (silly) by Kristine on 20 April 2003 8:29am
Hmm, good point Kath. Though, It wouldn't really matter to me what he was wearing. Even though I did wrote quite a bit about that very nice suit he was wearing at that booksigning I went too... Still, I pay more attention to the man behind the clothes.
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