Barack Obama recently showed off his swag in a classic suit and dark sunglasses while stepping out for lunch in New York City. The former POTUS reminded us why he’s considered one of the most stylish men to ever occupy the White House.
If you call Obama a style connoisseur, you wouldn’t be wrong, and a recent Instagram photo proved that he’s still got the swag.
Barack Obama walks back to the White House after returning from Camp David on July 31, 2016 in Washington, DC | Photo: Getty Images
The YBF shared a picture of the former president taking a stroll in the streets of New York City in a dark-colored suit paired with a white shirt and dark sunglasses. He also held what seemed to be a cup of coffee in both hands.
"The '44' on the sleeve just felt like a subtle touch. Not many people could have pulled it off that way."
"President Obama was spotted hitting up #LocandaVerde restaurant for lunch in NYC today," the caption read.
Obama, 55, has garnered quite the reputation as a president who managed to combine monumental duties with an impeccable sense of style. Despite leaving the office, he continues to make headlines for his outfits.
Earlier this year, the "Audacity of Hope" author broke the internet when he appeared at a basketball game in North Carolina wearing a custom bomber jacket.
The outfit featured silver zip detailing and an embroidered "44," an apparent nod to his former position as the 44th president of the United States.
Barack Obama speaks with ESPN analyst Maria Taylor at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Feb. 20, 2019 in Durham, North Carolina |Photo: Getty Images
According to Harper’s Bazaar, that jacket is a Rag & Bone piece that retails for £390 (about $502), but Obama’s was a gift from the company.
Marcus Wainwright, founder and chief brand officer of Rag & Bone, reportedly revealed that they made the personalized version for Obama towards the end of his second term as president.
Barack Obama & Malia Obama during a family vacation at Martha's Vineyard on Aug. 16, 2013 in Massachusetts | Photo: Getty Images
Per the outlet, Wainwright explained:
"It's a one-off and that's what's special about it... Making a jacket for the president, that’s [expletive] awesome. How else can you put it? When they look good in it, it’s even more gratifying… The '44' on the sleeve just felt like a subtle touch. Not many people could have pulled it off that way. He's got style."
Barack Obama with his daughters & their friends at Sea Life Park on Dec. 27, 2011 in Hawaii | Photo: Getty Images
Obama’s bomber jacket had the internet going wild as fans couldn’t help showing their approval.
"Good morning to President Obama’s '44' bomber jacket," a Twitter user wrote. "The swaggiest thing about #BlackHistoryMonth to date. By far."
"Obama’s bomber jacket broke the Internet, and I love it," chimed in another.
Barack & Michelle Obama await the arrival of British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha at the White House on March 14, 2012 | Photo: Getty Images
"President Obama showed up to a basketball game in full Obama swag; wearing a bomber jacket with the number 44 on the sleeve. Nobody in the world can wear the number 44 with so much style and class."
From classic suits to topcoats, to swimming trunks, and dad jeans, Obama has proved time and again that he can wear almost anything and still look handsome. Here’s to more style moments with the former president.
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