Michelle Obama: My Husband Wore Same Tux and Shoes For Eight Years


The former FLOTUS Michelle Obama was well known for her exquisite and gorgeous fashionista lifestyle while she was at the white house. In all the occasions she ever attended as the first lady, her fashion sense was always the center of attraction but little did people take notice of her husband, Barack Obama’s dressing.

Mr. Obama’s dress sense was neither adventurous nor outlandish but it still garnered its fair share of admirers. Dubbed the most well-dressed President since John F Kennedy, Mr. Obama arguably knew how to dress for every occasion.

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Obama and Michelle at Singapore’s State House Dinner August 3, 2016

While he was comfortable donning a classic black tuxedo for formal galas, he was equally comfortable in his infamous “mom jeans” and windbreakers for downtime. Sported on the 2008 campaign trail and at an MLB All-Star Game, the loose-fitting, stonewashed 80’s style jeans were something of a signature look for the Chicago native.

Nevertheless, it has now emerged Mr. Obama was putting in less time and energy that it appeared into his aesthetic. Michelle Obama has revealed her husband liked his tuxedo jacket so much he wore it for eight whole years of his presidency. The 53-year-old revealed the tidbit during her appearance Tuesday at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose.

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Barack and Michelle Obama at the Kennedy Awards, 2015

During the private Q-and-A session with Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, the former first lady also discussed several issues, including diversity in tech, STEM education, innovation, and leadership.

‘We (in the U.S.) have been teaching math and science the same way for too long,’ Obama said. ‘How do we get them to love these topics at (ages) 10 and 11?’

She said that the absence of girls and women in the so-called STEM fields has a deleterious effect on the tech industry.

I’m very passionate about girls education, and its future. We still have a long way to go on equality and access; we have to teach young girls they are smart and can compete,’ she added.

Still talking during the developer’s session on Tuesday Michelle Obama made the comment below about how people have failed to notice her husband’s fashion sense but stalk her just to take pictures of her and what she’s wearing.

“This is the unfair thing – you talk about Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers – no matter what we do, he puts on that same tuxedo, but now, people take pictures of the shoes I wear, the bracelets, the necklace – they didn’t comment that for eight years he wore the same tux, same shoes.”

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Mr. Obama has been equally as adored for his dress sense since leaving the White House in January, with much heaping praise on his backward baseball hat on holiday and his brown leather jacket leaving the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.

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Reflecting upon life after he left the White House last May, he said: “I can wear my mom jeans in peace. I hate these tight jeans.

The former POTUS has continued to make history during post-Presidency. Last month he unveiled the new Presidential Centre design Chicago. He also received Jonh F. Kenned’s Profile in Courage Award for his outstanding performance and Courage amid pressure while he was at the White House.

Obama has become a role model for many, not because he was formerly a U.S. President but because of the kind of wisdom, courage, resilience and simple lifestyle, he exhibits.

Obama’s family is known and loved everywhere they go for they have proven to people what it really takes to be great achievers.