SIR – It was enlightening to read that David Cameron hires his white tie and tails (Mandrake, October 30). It was not, however, entirely surprising. The Prime Minister suffers from a malady common among the wealthy, which causes them to disregard the rules of formal dress.
Despite possessing the means to have evening dress tailored, Mr Cameron insists on appearing at state banquets looking as though he is wearing someone else’s waistcoat. Etiquette dictates it ought not extend below the flaps of the tailcoat, but Mr Cameron’s does so by three inches.
Mitt Romney, the presidential candidate, displayed the same wardrobe malfunction at the Waldorf Astoria last week.
Founder, The White Tie Club
This letter was originally published by The Daily Telegraph.