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Kerry Talks Up 'Preppy' Clothing Line

10:52 AM, Feb 26, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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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 (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.

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