Busted Mobsters' Real Crime: Fashion (Gallery)
The winningly-nicknamed mobsters arrested in this week's FBI bust are accused of the usual stuff, like murder and racketeering. But the New York Post finds them guilty of sartorial crimes as well. "Dapperless dons," cries the Post. (Dapperless is not a word.) These modern-day Capones were in "sorry sweatpants" and "tawdry tracksuits" when the feds came, and Will Welch of GQ is unimpressed: "They don't even deserve to be loan sharks." Ouch.
The Mafia enjoys a pop-cultural association with fancy pinstripe suits and big rings, although as these guys show, that might be kind of undeserved. Forthwith, a gallery of famous mobsters (fictional and otherwise) side-by-side with their modern, scruffy counterparts.
Michael Corleone vs. Joseph "Junior Lollipop" Carna
Lollipop photo via NYP
Corleone classes it up in a dark, impeccably tailored 3-piece suit. Carna chooses baggy gray sweatpants, a gray sweatshirt (in a different shade of gray, at least) and impossibly white sneakers like the kind that American tourists wear to the Eiffel Tower.