(Shoulder-to-Shoulder): 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm)
(Chest): 18 1/2 in. (47 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Gift of Marshall Wills
The dress of House Pages evolved over the years to this final iteration: a navy blazer, grey trousers, white shirt, and a red, white, and blue striped tie. Comfortable shoes were not issued, but suggested in the dress code, as the Page’s days often included multiple circuits around the Capitol complex, running errands for Members. This standardized look was codified by the 1980s, and it made the teenage workers easily identifiable in the Capitol.