Gangsters and Politicians

Gentleman’s Gazette is an online magazine for men looking to dress spiffy. They also examine famous men through history who were known, among other things, for their distinct clothing style.

In one such article on infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone, the author writes the following:

He was known for being a nice guy; the type of guy who like a Presidential candidate would kiss babies during the day, but at night, he would kill the parents in their sleep. This type of demeanor translated into the way he conducted business. He would casually chat up owners of local establishments with a smile and a handshake offering his bootlegged alcohol to them. However, if they refused, later that night henchmen would arrive and bomb the restaurant or bar. Over the course of a single decade, more than 100 people were killed in such bombings, yet although people knew it was Capone behind them, most only ever saw his smiling face and warm embrace (emphasis added).

Reminds me of an old joke that goes something like this:

What’s the difference between the mob and the government?

The mob has better fashion tastes.

Read the rest of the excellent article here.

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