What Do CIA Spies Wear To Work?

Suzanne Matthews with her husband, Jason, in Athens, Greece, in 1979. Courtesy of the Matthews family

Huffington Post: My Mom Was A Spy For The CIA, And This Is What She Wore To Work

Over the course of a career that spanned from 1975 to 2007, this is how my mother ― an agent working for the CIA ― blended in with her surroundings.

I distinctly remember my mother getting home from work every evening around 4 p.m. She would hustle to her bedroom before properly greeting us — a one-inch kitten heel flying in one direction, a tweed brown blazer in the other. I always found it peculiar that the first thing she wanted to do when she entered our home in Maryland was to find an entirely new outfit to wear for dinner.

In retrospect, her nightly routine reflected my mother’s need to shed her post-Cold War espionage persona for the maternal visage she wore at home. Working for the Central Intelligence Agency as a staff operational officer was sufficiently demanding to propel my mother, Suzanne Matthews, to her closet doors every evening. Despite this, she carried the stress of her job home, like a tracking device discreetly placed in her lapels.


WNU Editor: James Bond in a tuxedo is a no no.

Author: Anchorman

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