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WWD Throws Shade at Bill de Blasio's Park Slope Walking Shoes

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While Chirlane McCray and daughter Chiara de Blasio are getting praised for their made-in-NYC, Nanette Lepore Inauguration day outfits, Bill de Blasio got nitpicked by Women's Wear Daily. For the paper's Man of the Week column, the new mayor gets a sad B-.

On his jacket being too big: "The shoulders hang off his frame and the sleeves are too long—rookie sartorial mistake."

On his shirt being too tight: "De Blasio's high school classmates used to call him Senator Provolone. A slightly looser shirt would help camouflage his evident fondness of Italian food."

More on his love for food: "These pants may have fit him at one point, but a few extra pounds make them too tight and a tad too short.

On his sensible Park Slope walking shoes: "The sensible Park Slope walking shoes have to go."
· Man of the Week: Bill de Blasio [WWD]