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Barack Obama Is Figuring This Whole Menswear Thing Out

Barack Obama Is Figuring This Whole Menswear Thing Out

Since exiting the Oval Office, Barack Obama has tried his hand at a number of post-presidency gigs—author, Richard Branson’s hangout buddy, and Netflix producer among them. But a picture taken in Malaysia in mid-December that resurfaced over the weekend suggests something more exciting (for us) than all that. It seems Obama couldn’t wait for his presidency to be over so he could really start dressing.

Obama was never going to be mistaken for a fashion plate. By his own admission, he simply didn’t care. “You’ll see I wear only gray or blue suits,” he told Vanity Fair in 2012. And his non-suiting looks often featured dad jeans at their most dadliest—faded and ill-fitting and ready to embarrass you during a sleepover. But this most recent picture, taken some three years out of office, suggests that Obama is really starting to give a shit about his clothes.

Barack Obama watching a college basketball game in Durham, North Carolina, February 20, 2019.Lance King / Getty Images

The fit breakdown: Adidas Stan Smith sneakers, peekaboo ankles revealed by the rolled cuffs of his slim-fit military-green chinos, and a tucked white polo. He looks like a J.Crew catalogue exploded him on. This is the sort of image people might look back on 50 years from now the same way they now gaze at those dreamy pictures of John F. Kennedy on a sloop wearing, well, a polo, white sneakers, and pants cropped enough to occasionally reveal a bit of calf. This is the stuff presidential style icons are made of.

Barack Obama at the NBA Finals in Toronto, June 2, 2019. Joe Murphy / Getty Images

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