Barack and Michelle Obama may be the best dressed politicians of all time. Their sleek, simple, all-American look has always served them well, be it in office, out of office, or simply on vacation, but now Michelle is sharing one of Barack’s dirtiest fashion secrets: He never, ever, changes his tux.
Last Tuesday, while giving a talk at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Michelle let it slip that her husband, the former leader of the free world, wore the same tuxedo to every black tie event during his two presidential terms. “That’s the unfair thing,” she said. “No matter what we do, he puts on that same tux.”
Michelle, a graduate of Harvard Law, also noted just how unfair the double-standard is when it comes to expectations for men and women.
“Now, people take pictures of the shoes I wear, the bracelets, the necklace,” she noted. “They didn’t comment [on] that for eight years, he wore that same tux, same shoes."
But Michelle at least found a bit of humor in his reliable look. As Us Weekly noted, Michelle reveled in her 2015 viral moment when she adjusted her husband’s bow tie as they waited for other world leaders to join them for dinner.
“When the president from the visiting country and their spouse is coming, we greet them at the North Portico,” Michelle recalled. “So we’re standing there, waiting for the cars to roll in, and I was bored, so I sort of thought, ‘Let me make sure my husband looks good.’"
So yeah, life and fashion are a bit unfair, but at least the former first lady has a style we all love to copy and her husband still looks fantastic in a suit. Let’s just hope he got it dry cleaned.