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No, Barack Obama Did Not Wear the Same Tux for 8 Years

Correction: He wore two tuxes for 8 years.
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Michelle Obama jokingly mentioned during her interview at Apple's developer's conference that her every dress, bag, shoe, and necklace choice was scrutinized while "for eight years [Barack Obama] wore that same tux." Little did she know her witty remark would spark a fashion frenzy across the Internet. Now we're setting the record straight: Barak Obama did not wear the same tux during his entire presidency. In fact, he wore two.

As you can clearly see from the below pictures, President Obama wore both a peak- and a notch-lapel tuxedo. For those of you not well-versed in the subtleties of dinner jackets, a notch lapel angles down whereas a peak lapel—naturally—points up. It appears that Obama wore both styles during his presidency. *Gasp*

October 18, 2016



Peak Lapel: waiting for Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, to visit the White House.

May 13, 2016


Peak Lapel: for the state dinner at the White House with Nordic leaders from Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Iceland.

September 25, 2015


Peak Lapel: hosting the President of China for a state dinner at the White House.

February 11, 2014

May 14, 2012


Notch Lapel: hosting a state dinner for U.K. Prime Minister.

May 25, 2011


Notch Lapel: visiting the U.K.

May 24, 2011


Peak Lapel: to meet the Queen of England.

May 19, 2010


Notch Lapel: or a State Dinner with the Mexican President at the White House.

November 24, 2009


Notch Lapel: when hosting the Indian Prime Minister at the White House.

January 20, 2009


Notch Lapel: for the Western Inaugural Ball the day Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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