Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s running mate, has been lampooned of late for his preference for ill-fitting and baggy suits. It could be that he simply finds a sawn-off hard to hide under a normal suit jacket, but what about those trousers? Maybe there’s a more sinister reason?
The reason for Ryan’s baggy suits might, in fact, be revealed in the tale of Lovecraft’s** Wilbur Whately, whose “torso and lower parts of the body were teratologically fabulous, so that only generous clothing could ever have enabled it to walk on earth unchallenged or uneradicated.”
**The Dunwich Horror.
The same, of course, could be alleged about Boris Johnson, but I’m pretty sure all his baggy suits are hiding is an even baggier Boris.