Barack Obama, the former president, known for his dad jeans and headline-making suits during his administration, has elevated his post-presidency style, wearing a brown leather jacket and a pair of dark wash, slim bootcut jeans while out in Washington, D.C., on Sunday. Obama was visiting the National Gallery of Art with Michelle Obama, who wore head-to-toe black.
The leather jacket marks a new, more relaxed phase in Obama’s style evolution (as do the new jeans). He looks, for lack of a better description, pretty cool. As president, he wore suits that rarely made headlines—save for the aforementioned tan number.
This new outfit, with a fitted jacket, less-dad-like jeans, and matching brown shoes and belt, show a laid-back man without the weight of the free world on his shoulders. What’s next? Maybe a Rocky-esque sweatsuit (this could be his time to finally take up CrossFit) or a the same leather jacket in black.
Who’s to say how Obama’s post-Oval Office duds will change, really?
He can wear whatever he wants now!