Mitt Romney might seem a little old-fashioned, a little uptight, but the Romney family photo archive proves otherwise. Once upon a time, the Romneys were stylish...and maybe even cool. We've scoured through old photos of Mitt and Ann to bring you the best, pictures that show them embodying each decade without looking ridiculous. Among friends and colleagues, Romney is a notorious cheapskate, The New York Times reported in December, except when it comes to his wife. "Mitt is the cheapest guy in the world, except when it comes to Ann, because he loves his wife more than anything," Staples founder Tom Stemberg told the Times, recalling Romney's quick stop during a business trip to buy Ann "an extremely expensive coat." It shows. Behold, Romney family fashion through the years:
Here they are sometime in the late 1960s. Note the perfectly tailored dress, hair pouf, and plaid bowtie.
(Photo via Reuters.)
Here's a more casual look, from 1968:
(Romney family photo via Parade.)
This one was shot during the couple's engagement in 1969, just before Romney's dad (on the left) became secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Ann has an amazing soft 1960s pouf and fur collar: