When Barack Obama strolled across the White House’s South Lawn to Marine One, we should take notes.
Because whether he’s wearing a suit, v-neck sweater or polo shirt and golfing shoes, he’ll prove you what you need to know about classic style.
While not adventurous by any stretching( he won’t even wear an aloha shirt ), Obama’s wardrobe is steadfast and solid, as if representing the American ideals of security, trust and Lands End catalogs. And perhaps more importantly, he demonstrates life is a little simpler when you don’t have to think about what you’re going to wear every day.
“Youll see I wear only gray or blue suits, he told Vanity Fair in 2012( although, he scandalized Washington where reference is wore a tan suit to a press briefing in 2014 ). Im trying to pare down decisions. I dont want to make decisions about what Im eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make.
It’s one of many good lessons to glean from the President of the United States, who seems to have found a commanding combo: dark suit( tailored, of course ), white shirt and a subdued , not-too-skinny tie-in. It looks great in front of an American flag, but it’s a lesson in how to wear a suit, how to take it off and roll up your sleeves when the situation calls, and when to discovery what works and stick with it.
“Hes built like a fitting mannequin, a 40 long with an impressive 33 -and-a-half waist, ” Obama’s tailor, Martin Greenfield, writes in his memoir. He adds that every suit Obama has worn since 2011 has been a suit from Martin Greenfield Clothiers( the President likes his fabric Italian, by the way ).
Does he dress like a papa? Sure. But a papa that attains others look like schlubs.
Check out a few of his style highlights below 😛 TAGEND