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Photographer Landon Nordeman captures scenes from the floor of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, while on assignment for TIME. Here, statement earrings are worn on the floor of the 2016 Republican National Convention on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Cleveland.
Photographer Landon Nordeman captures scenes from the floor of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, while on assignment for TIME. Here, statement earrings are worn on the floor of the 2016 Republican National Convention on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Cleveland.Landon Nordeman for TIME
Photographer Landon Nordeman captures scenes from the floor of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, while on assignment for TIME. Here, statement earrings are worn on the floor of the 2016 Republican National Convention on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Cleveland.
Photographer Landon Nordeman captures scenes from the floor of the 2016 Republican National Convention on Monday, July 18, 2016, in Cleveland, while on assignment for TIME. Here, a star-spangled, sequined vest makes a statement.
Red heels are carried on the floor of the 2016 Republican National Convention on Monday, July 18, 2016, in Cleveland.
Flags are an essential theme at the 2016 Republican National Convention on Monday, July 18, 2016, in Cleveland.
Flag prints made their way from head to toe at the 2016 Republican National Convention on Monday, July 18, 2016, in Cleveland.
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CLEVELAND - JULY 18: Scenes from the floor of the 2016 Republican National Convention on Monday, July 18, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Landon Nordeman)
A handgun tie lapel makes a statement on the convention floor, Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in Cleveland.
CLEVELAND - JULY 18: Scenes from the floor of the 2016 Republican National Convention on Monday, July 18, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Landon Nordeman)
Oversized, colorful handbags are spotted on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.
A bold hat makes a statement on the floor of the 2016 Republican National Convention on Monday, July 18, 2016, in Cleveland.
Women accessorize while some men wear classic pinstripes on the floor of the 2016 Republican National Convention on Monday, July 18, 2016, in Cleveland.
An elephant pendant is worn on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.
A man sports a dapper look on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.
Photographer Landon Nordeman captures scenes from the floor of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, whi
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See the Fashion Trends from the Floor of the Republican Convention

Updated: Jul 19, 2016 6:02 PM ET | Originally published: Jul 18, 2016

Photographer Landon Nordeman visited the Republican National Convention in Cleveland to capture some of the fashion up close at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland this week, where the look is both timeless and contemporary.

Delegates and dignitaries who head out every four years to the national meetups stick with the tried-and-true: bold reds, whites and blues; colorful hats, buttons and stickers; standard slacks and sport coats.

But within that rigid framework, there is endless variation, with each convention bringing its own themes and each delegate having their own special flair.

It is another part of the pageantry of democracy in action, the individuals expressing themselves even as they join together in a larger whole. From a distance, the hats and buttons and sunglasses blend together, forming a colorful composite.

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