Standing at 6ft 1in with an impressive 33-and-a-half inch waist, former president Barack Obama always looked sharp, if a little predictable, in his signature tailored dark suit, white shirt and a muted, medium width tie.
However, the father-of-two has been embracing a more relaxed look since leaving office, as he demonstrated this weekend on a visit to Washington’s National Gallery of Art in an outfit reminiscent of the casual look he favoured back in his Harvard days.
Obama, 55, stepped out in a chocolate brown Canali leather jacket, and a grey J Crew shirt over a white t-shirt worn with dark denim Levis and brown brogues from Allen Edmonds, and a pair of dark shades adding to his newfound laid-back vibe.
And celebrity stylist and men’s fashion blogger Lucas Armitage told FEMAIL that the former POTUS could be lining himself up as a new style icon for men with his casual look.
‘It’s great to see Barack adopting a more casual style since departing office, after being president maybe his sights are on a new role – men’s fashion icon,’ he said.
‘Here Barack utilises classic menswear staples to create a classic yet fashion forward look.