Unfortunately, politicians stick to a somewhat boring and risk-free approach. The fear to 'stand out too much' is apparent as much in Obama's as it is in Romney's looks.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 08, 2012
They may be on the same team, but that is not to say that the two don't complete when it comes to how they dress. In a recent article, fashion blogger and style critic Hendrik Pohl compared Obama's and Biden's wardrobe choices. Although Pohl criticizes Obama for wearing a suit two sizes too big, he still declares Obama the stylish winner by a 3:2 score over his running mate Biden.
"How we dress has a big impact on how we are perceived", explains men's style expert Hendrik Pohl. "It should come to no surprise then that Politicians put some serious thought into how they dress before appearing in public - a simple fact that inspired me to take a closer look at Biden's and Obama's dress on their campaign trail."
In his article Pohl takes a closer look at each of the politicians outfits. From the suits, shirts, ties, and even the way the neckties are tied, and which accessories are chosen, Pohl pays close attention to all the little details. "Dressing in suit and tie doesn't have to be boring or monotonous. There are lots of subtle accessories that can bring an outfit to the next level without sacrificing the conservative approach Politicians tend to take these days. Unfortunately, politicians stick to a somewhat boring and risk-free approach. The fear to 'stand out too much' is apparent as much in Obama's as it is in Romney's looks."
According to Pohl there hasn't always been such a lackluster approach to fashion in the white house. "Take JFK for instance, one of the best dressed Presidents of all Time", says Pohl. "His perfectly tailored suits, use of skinny ties paired with tie bars, the neatly folded pocket squares, and cufflinks were all daily wardrobe staples for Kennedy. I think Obama doesn't even know what a tie bar is, and I doubt he owns a tie narrower than 3 inches."
Pohl concludes his article by giving Obama some fashion tips. "Obama's tall and slim physique would be the perfect match for somewhat modern cut suit with narrower lapels. Also, he would do well by adding a few persimmon colored ties to his fall wardrobe." A color which, according to Pohl, perfectly pairs the "maturity of brown with the excitement of red".