President George H.W. Bush: An unlikely fashion trend-setter

George HW Bush

For a man who was averse to adulation and attention, George Bush sure did want you to see what was on his feet. 

“I’m a sock man,” he said.

The more colorful the better. Though his preference leaned to red, white and blue.   

Entrepreneur John Cronin of Johns Crazy Socks took notice and sent the president a box of some of his favorites. Soon, on World Down Syndrome Day, the president wore these socks that John designed.

John’s George Bush socks are sold out today, and the folks at the Bush Presidential Library at College Station told us there’s been a run on them there as well. 

He was often in a wheelchair the last several years — all the better to show off the socks. And, if a fellow former president, was stopping by for a visit, Clinton socks. 

When Sully the service dog came on board he often costarred on Instagram with the socks. He has his own Instagram account and was with the president when he went to vote a few weeks ago.

There was Sully, dutifully at the president’s side, even after he passed.

The president will be buried in these socks; Jets in-formation and the naval aviator’s wings.

Safe flight Mr. President.

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