On Aug. 28, 2014, our president at the time, Barack Obama, held a press conference impeccably dressed in a tan suit. For whatever reason, it became national news with some Republicans and press saying the attire showed a “lack of seriousness” on the Presidents part.
Fashion critics weighed in, including the New York Times’ Chief Fashion Director, Vanessa Friedman, who felt it showed a sign of uncertainty when it came to his plan against Syria.
“Khaki is a sort of wishy-washy color, neither white nor brown, and hence seemed a particularly odd choice for a discussion of wishy-washy military policy,” Friedman said, before suggesting that the tan color might also represent “a color associated with the military.”
Now, five years later, the internet is reflecting on how ridiculous it was to make such a big deal out of the color of a suit, especially when presidents before Obama wore them. With REAL scandals happening during this current presidency, one can only wish we could go back to the days when all there was to worry about is a khaki colored suit.
Take a look at some of the nostalgic tweets below!
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