George H.W. Bush's Socks
Former President George HW Bush crosses his colorful socks during the opening ceremony of the portraits of his son, former President George W. Bush, and former First Lady Laura Bush in 2012 in the East Room's East Room.
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Houston Texans owner Bob McNair (left) and Bush show off their socks in front of an NFL football game between the Houston Texans and the Jacksonville Jaguars on November 24, 2013 in Houston.
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Bush wears socks with his image as he sits in a car on the edge of an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the Houston Texans on December 1, 2013 in Houston.
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Bush's socks are seen at an NFL football game between the Houston Texans and the Oakland Raiders on November 17, 2013 in Houston.
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Bush's colorful socks at Harvard University on May 29, 2014, Cambridge.
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George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara visit the unveiling of former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura Bush at the White House on May 31, 2012.
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Bush wears red striped socks while sitting in a wheelchair during an event in the East Room at the White House on July 15, 2013.
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A participant wears George H.W. Bush socks at a Jeb Bush campaign event in the Post Legion 81 of the Legion of the United States of Roger Montgomery in Contoocook, N.H., December 19, 2015.
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Former President George H.W. Bush wears pink socks as he sits in a wheelchair at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library on the Southern Methodist University campus in Dallas on April 25, 2013.
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George H.W. Bush was known for many things, including his legacy as a former US president, World War II aviator, Congressman, ambassador, CIA director – and as a fashion icon through his whimsical socks choice.
In an e-mail from the 2014 National Committee Republican, Bush wrote, "I'm a self-proclaimed sock man, the louder, the brighter, the crazier the pattern – the better."
"When Chairman Reince Priebus asked me to write to you on behalf of the" International Society "Republican National Committee (RNC), I told him that I would like to do so, but on one condition: my letter to you had to Socks included, "Bush continued.
The RNC told the donors that they would receive a colorful pair of socks with a symbol of an elephant, against a contribution of at least $ 35.
Last spring Bush wore socks with book motifs to commemorate his wife, Barbara Bush, commemorating family education programs (19659067)