Mayor Tom Henry isn't known as a fashionista – typically wearing fairly conservative suits – and he made it clear he wasn't trying to make a statement during his trip to China last month.
The host city of Taizhou was conducting a formal signing ceremony full of dignitaries for it and Fort Wayne to advance their formal relationship. Henry described the event as a treaty signing with oodles of attendees, press and fancy pens for signatures.
The only problem is midway through the ceremony, Henry looked down and realized his coat and pants came from different suits. While it wasn't orange and pink, he could tell the difference. Unfortunately so could the rest of the Fort Wayne delegation, who told Henry they noticed the fashion faux pas – something maybe they could have mentioned before the event.
Henry joked that maybe his Chinese hosts simply took it as a new fashion trend sweeping America.
For more on the mayor's trip, see Saturday's The Journal Gazette.