Recently the Moose Party has been making waves with their self-proclaimed “frattire.” Party members Zihan (“Ziham”) Xu, Daniel Kraft, and Spencer Bledsoe sat down with me to discuss the politics of fratty fashion.
MC: How do you think your clothes make you stand out from the other parties?
SB: Our clothing clearly demonstrates that we’re in a frat and we wouldn’t the other slates convincing people that they are in frats.
ZX: We have the courage to wear bright colors. No one else can pull it off: wearing green, with pink, with red all together.
DK: But on the other hand, although we wear bright clothing, we dress in traditional clothes. Down-to-earth “frattire.” It’s a play on words on what we do: we’re a satire, but we’re also wearing frattire.
MC: How do you think your style represents your platform?
ZX: We’re different. We have confidence, honesty, integrity, and new blood.
SB: Particularly our use of tank tops portrays the confidence we want to express in our slate.
SB: Zihan’s bow tie.
ZX: Mad Men’s collections with Banana Republic and Vineyard Vines.
DK: The classic Ralph Lauren, blue button-down oxford. But actually.
MC: Do you think it’s important for public figures to have a strong sense of personal style?
DK: Having good taste and knowing how to dress appropriately for different situations says a lot about a candidate and his experience. Not being over or undressed is important, and a tank top is always a fine choice.
ZX: And no cargo shorts!
DK: The Moose Party does not condone cargo shorts.
ZX: Why do we need that many pockets? We don’t!
DK: Unless you’re so frat you carry handles in your pockets.
SB: But if you’re that frat then you don’t need to put them in your pockets.
MC: What do you think about when you get dressed in the morning?
DK: I really don’t ever wanna put on a shirt because I like myself without one.
SB: I look at how good-looking I am before I put clothes on and I try to decrease my attractiveness by as little as possible when I put clothes on.
DK: That’s why you go with the tank tops.
MC: What article of clothing represents what you bring to the platform?
DK: For me it’s my red pants because it makes us stand out from the other slates who can look like they’re attending a funeral.
SB: Sunglasses because they compliment the “sun’s out, gun’s out” mentality our slate has.
ZX: Shorts because they’re chill and we’re so chill.
MODA readers are invited to come check out the new collection of Moose Frattire this Friday night, 11pm at DU. If elected, Xu, Kraft, and Bledsoe promise to model the spring collection and give out free tank tops to all those who supported their campaign.