When President Obama gave a press conference this week to outline his response to ISIL and the growing crisis in Syria, it was his sartorial – rather than military – strategy that attracted the most attention on social media.
The Leader of the Free World opted for a single-breasted tan two-piece, which was quickly derided as everything from an inappropriate choice for a man declaring war to simply "one of the ugliest suits in the history of this great nation”, as #yeswetan trended on Twitter.
But was it really such an error in judgement? Here, Esquire's fashion team runs a fine eye over the commander-in-chief's outfit. Hover over for details.
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