Today marks the debut of “Get Me Roger Stone,” an original Netflix documentary tracing the rise of political operative and self-described “agent provocateur” Roger Stone.
Stone will be familiar to those who watched the 2016 presidential campaign closely: he was one of Donald Trump’s earliest boosters, and served as a surrogate throughout the campaign.
The documentary trailer (see link above) make two things clear: that Stone revels in negative attention, and has a flamboyant style best described as villainous. But what really caught my eye was a patch madras blazer that Stone wears at 0:57. The same blazer reappears slung under his arm at 1:27, and then again hanging on a chair at 1:29.
It begs the question: is Stone a genuine appreciator of trad style, or is his donning of patchwork madras just one more way he seeks to poke the eye of the political establishment?
A quick Google search of “Roger Stone madras” digs up a July 2016 tweet from Stone himself. The tweet reads, “Why every gent must have a Madras jacket this summer,” and contains a link to stoneonstyle.com, the operative’s style blog. However, the link turns up a dead end.
What is the meaning of this? Is there a connection between the apparent scrubbing of Stone’s madras post and the dismissal of FBI director James Comey? Could the post have have contained a photo of Stone and Putin wearing LL Bean Boots together? Was it classified, and then emailed to Anthony Weiner’s laptop over an unsecure server in Chappaqua? We may never know, but we’ll baselessly speculate anyway.
Ivy Style has reached out to Roger Stone for clarification, but did not receive a response as of press time. — ERIC TWARDZIK