Cameron shells out 100 pounds per day to don 'rented' white tie and tails
British Prime Minister David Cameron could probably save himself a pretty penny by actually purchasing his own white tie and tails, rather than renting them, according to a report.
Cameron would be requiring to wear the attire at the state banquet for Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the president of Indonesia, at Buckingham Palace, the Telegraph reports.
According to the paper, even Gordon Brown, after making endless Mansion House speeches in his baggy old lounge suits, eventually decided that it was prudent to purchase his own penguin suit for 3,000 pounds.
Cameron would be, however, going to the same process of order the white tie from Buckleigh, the suit hire shop near Sloane Square, who will charge 100 pounds for each day he has it out, the paper said.
When Telegraph's 'Mandrake' asked a Downing Street spokesman if Cameron will ever be minded to buy his own formal wear, she said "this is not a matter of Government policy," adding that Cameron himself pays the rental charges for the attire he rents himself.