Heritage
No, Barack Obama Did Not Wear the Same Tux for 8 Years
Correction: He wore two tuxes for 8 years.
IMAGE Getty
Comments

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.

Comments
View More Articles About:
About The Author
Katie Robinson
View Other Articles From Katie Robinson
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is more than the fulfillment of girlhood dreams, says the Truly Rich Lady.
 
Share
The former U.S. President is currently on a whirlwind tour of Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Japan.
 
Share
 
Share
After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's big day, we're taking a refresher course on the groom's side of the family.
 
Share
The photos were taken by Alexi Lubomirski, the same photographer who took the royal couple's engagement photos late last year.
 
Share
Chef Chele Gonzalez is a master of culinary invention and reinvention.
 
Share
 
Share
Here's what you might have missed about the gorgeous gown.
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US