BRITAIN: Suiting Up for 10 Downing Street

Employment Secretary Michael Foot is usually seen in public wearing the kind of clothes that produce sighs of despair along Savile Row. Last week, however, he had taken to wearing jackets and trousers that actually matched. Foreign Secretary James Callaghan, who is normally neat but not resplendent, took his front-bench seat in the House of Commons in an impeccable double-breasted suit and rich gray silk tie suitable for an audience with the Queen. There was good reason for the sartorial preening: after the second ballot of Labor Party members was counted, Callaghan...

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