Conventional etiquette tells you not to wear your politics on your sleeve. But this year is different. “There was so much interest in the election from the beginning, I wanted to bring some of that into a suit lining,” says Neil Balani, owner and head stylist of HKT Custom Clothiers. The local bespoke tailoring company and alterations shop, formerly known as Hong Kong Tailors, has been creating custom suits and shirts for clients since 1970, but this is its first foray into politics. The linings, made of silk-like cupro, provide a partisan choice: Dems can opt for a red, white, and blue donkey pattern, while GOP faithful might elect an elephant design printed on tiny stars. Still undecided? Split the ticket.
This article originally appeared in our November 2016 issue.