Yellow Pants, Athletic Socks, Velvet Slippers: JFK’s Christmas Outfit, 1962

If you haven’t decided on what to wear for your virtual Christmas celebrations, consider taking inspiration from JFK. For his final Christmas, celebrated in Palm Beach 1962, the President donned white shirt, necktie, yellow trousers, white athletic socks, and crested velvet slippers.

14 Comments on "Yellow Pants, Athletic Socks, Velvet Slippers: JFK’s Christmas Outfit, 1962"

  1. The white athletic socks were certainly regulation Ivy League at the time, but not with a necktie!

  2. Prince Radziwill certainly isn’t wearing white socks with his patent leather opera slıppers.

  3. I really like the look, if it was loafers instead of slippers.

  4. I covet those striped socks. For years they were my go to casuals but have disappeared in favor of the horrible long ones. One more thing I should have stocked up on

  5. You should be able to purchase the athletic socks at American Apparel. The cherry on top being they are made in the USA.

  6. Would like to know who made his shoes and what coat-of-arms was on them, oh well.

  7. Old School Tie | December 21, 2020 at 11:15 am |

    Pants with pleats. As it should be….

  8. Vern Trotter | December 21, 2020 at 5:10 pm |

    Other Christmas 1962 facts:

    – Great Britain performs nuclear test in Nevada desert.
    – Mariner 2 makes first visit to another planet. (Venus)
    – Beatles first TV appearance.
    – Cuba releases 1113 Bay of Pigs prisoners to US; to live in south Florida.
    – Packers beat Giants 16-7 in NFL title game.
    – Soundtrack for Westside Story is bestselling album.
    – Elvis’ Return To Sender is best selling single.

    JFK has less than one year to live.

  9. Reppupstateny | December 21, 2020 at 9:49 pm |

    “For his final Christmas. . .” Gutted by that line. . .

  10. Wore some yellow trousers today. Good timing on the post!

  11. He could do no wrong IMO. He found a way to make everything somehow work.

  12. LongtimeReader | December 22, 2020 at 7:17 pm |

    I think they are probably a cream color with a yellow tone like they appear in the last picture more so than the bright yellow in the first two. It’s just a guess, but I think the first two are a bit off due to the lighting. Either way, it’s a great outfit!

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