Let's be reasonable about this, though. It's never been clear to me why exactly rabbis are expected to dress in dark navy or black suits, purchased at Brooks Brothers (for rabbis of large congregations), Macy's (medium sized congregations) or Syms (the rest of us). Just for the record here, let's see what some "real" rabbis today and throughout history, wear or have worn:
.....and of course....
So, there are clearly some rabbis with a passion for fashion.
I rest my case.
We'll leave the question of why my rabbi-mobile is a Toyota convertible rather than a dark blue Buick or Oldsmobile for another entry.