Rick Santorum’s Stylish Communications Director

Meet Hogan Gidley. Don’t blame him for those sweater vests.

Hogan Gidley bows his head over three egg whites scrambled dry with cheddar cheese and prays. It’s been less than 48 hours since his boss, Rick Santorum, dropped out of the race, and he’s had an intense two days, trekking from South Carolina to Washington to New York back to Washington again; enduring the lack of hot water at his Fairfax hotel; yukking it up with Alex Wagner and Michael Steele at the MSNBC studios in New York; and fielding countless calls from the press. Now he’s sitting at an unfinished wood table in Le Pain Quotidien in Dupont Circle for brunch. If any of this is wearying, it’s not evident in his dress: He is wearing a chambray blue denim Ralph Lauren sport coat, white linen pocket square, monogrammed blue and red striped button down and black silk knot cufflinks; khakis, saddle brown loafers (no socks), also by Ralph Lauren, and a taupe Sea Island cap pulled over his wispy brown hair.