In Germany today, Secretary of State John Kerry talked up a "preppy" clothing line. The AP reports:
Kerry also took the opportunity to plug a New England clothing line after one audience member complimented him on his pink tie. A graduate of the noted St. Paul's School in New Hampshire and Yale University, Kerry extolled the sartorial virtues of Vineyard Vines, a Connecticut purveyor of — in its own description — "preppy" clothes that has a pink whale for a logo.
"I don't own any stock in the company," he said to laughter.
UPDATE: Here's the full exchange:
QUESTION: Thank you, yeah. Well, thank you, first of all, to come here and give us the chance to answer questions, and second of all, I like your tie. (Laughter.)
SECRETARY KERRY: You can get it on the internet. (Laughter.)
QUESTION: Great, cool.
SECRETARY KERRY: So it’s a place – it comes – it’s inspired by my state, Massachusetts.
QUESTION: Okay, cool.
SECRETARY KERRY: But the company is actually in Connecticut next door to me.
QUESTION: Oh, okay.
SECRETARY KERRY: And I’ll tell everybody, it’s called vineyardvines.com. (Laughter.) Go to --
QUESTION: (Laughter.) All right, okay.
MODERATOR: Thank you, you got the commercial break. (Applause and laughter.)
SECRETARY KERRY: Commercial break, and I don’t have any stock in the company, so whatever.