Inaugural Styles

Down the years dress of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000001" title="United States" href="/topic/politics/government/national-government/united-states-ORGOV0000001.topic">U.S.</a> presidents at their Inaugurals has been formal but has changed with the times. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT006702" title="Harry S. Truman" href="/topic/politics/government/presidents-of-the-united-states/harry-s.-truman-PEPLT006702.topic">Harry Truman</a> (top left) wears white tie for Inaugural ball. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT001299" title="Calvin Coolidge" href="/topic/politics/calvin-coolidge-PEPLT001299.topic">Calvin Coolidge</a> (top right) wears wing collar and mute top hat. Dwight Eisenhower (center right.) doffs precedent-breaking Homberg in parade reviewing stand. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT005656" title="Franklin Delano Roosevelt" href="/topic/politics/franklin-delano-roosevelt-PEPLT005656.topic">Franklin Roosevelt</a> (bottom left.) <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT003488" title="John F. Kennedy" href="/topic/politics/government/presidents-of-the-united-states/john-f.-kennedy-PEPLT003488.topic">John F. Kennedy</a> (bottom right.)

( file photos / January 15, 2009 )

Down the years dress of U.S. presidents at their Inaugurals has been formal but has changed with the times. Harry Truman (top left) wears white tie for Inaugural ball. Calvin Coolidge (top right) wears wing collar and mute top hat. Dwight Eisenhower (center right.) doffs precedent-breaking Homberg in parade reviewing stand. Franklin Roosevelt (bottom left.) John F. Kennedy (bottom right.)

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