Style & Beauty

We Need To Talk About Barack Obama's Style

The man is consistently hitting it out of the park.

Michelle Obama is a true fashion icon. From floral dresses to killer gowns to trendy jumpsuits, the first lady can do no wrong.

President Barack Obama, on the other hand, often gets the short end of the stick. Suits just tend to be less exciting than dramatic gowns, and standing out next to Michelle is a nearly impossible feat. So we decided to take on the herculean task of narrowing down President Obama’s all-time best suits.

The verdict? President Obama has sneakily become the most stylish leader of the free world yet. Here are President Barack Obama’s 26 best suits:

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The White House via Getty Images
Let's get President Obama's one fashion misstep out of the way. If the suit doesn't impress Prince George, it doesn't impress us. End of story.
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Charles Ommanney via Getty Images
Now back to the good stuff. We're loving President Obama's youthful glow in this photo from the 2008 campaign trail.
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Charles Ommanney via Getty Images
Let's face it: no suit on earth can compete with the cuteness of Bo.
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Win McNamee via Getty Images
If you look closely, you can almost see the seeds of Hillary Clinton's red power suit being planted in this photo from the 2007 Democratic presidential debates.
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Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images
President Obama's red tie combined with Michelle Obama's chartreuse jacket is like Christmas in July.
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Joe Raedle via Getty Images
Has a suit ever conveyed hope before? It sure did at President Obama's 2008 election night gathering in Grant Park, Chicago.
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Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images
What can we say? The man knows what to wear to a turkey pardoning!
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Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images
Hmm. We seem to be in a bit of a red tie rut here.
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Scott Olson via Getty Images
Finally, some blue! Now this is a look we can get behind.
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Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images
Now isn't he a dapper Dan!
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Alex Wong via Getty Images
This suit gains its power from being so close to Michelle Obama's tremendous bangs.
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Win McNamee via Getty Images
President Obama offers us an important fashion lesson: When your suit is a little on the plain side, add a baby to up the cute factor.
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Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images
Hmm, another blue tie.
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Joe Raedle via Getty Images
We like to think that President Obama and Hillary Clinton discussed coordinating their blues the night before.
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Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images
A flawless suit + a withering glare? Now that's a winning combination.
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ERIC FEFERBERG via Getty Images
Hey, it's a striped tie! We can dig a striped tie!
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Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images
Nevermind, we're right back to solid blue.
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The White House via Getty Images
Hey, it's still technically a suit. We had to break up the monotony somehow!
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Pascal Le Segretain via Getty Images
At this point we were sure President Obama had signed an exclusivity deal with white button-down shirts. A pop of color does the man good.
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Paul Redmond via Getty Images
Wait a second -- no tie?? We'll take another!
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Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images
See caption above.
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Pool via Getty Images
President Obama rocks his 2015 White House Correspondent's Dinner tux like he's doing it a favor.
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Ray Mickshaw via Getty Images
We spy...with our little eye...some ~shiny~ lapels.
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SAUL LOEB via Getty Images
President Obama looks impossibly elegant in a tuxedo and white bow tie during the 2009 Youth Inaugural Ball.
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Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images
Gotta love when the white bow tie makes a repeat performance.
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And now, the pièce de résistance...

IT’S.

THE.

MOTHERF**KING.

TAN.

SUIT.

When Obama ran on the platform of “change we can believe in,” he was talking about this suit. Bravo, Mr. President.