Washington has been abuzz for the past 24 hours about President Obama’s suit choice during a rather important press conference Thursday afternoon that primarily focused on the threat posed by Islamic State militants.
This town, right?!?
The suit actually wasn’t a bad choice. After all, a tan-colored summer suit on one of the hottest days of the year is a good move.
I’ll confess, I wore a light-khaki summer suit to first official event I attended at the White House a number of years ago.
But as for Obama’s tie selection, that’s where the Commander in Chief went wrong. Horribly wrong. Gray with a gray and white stripe. Just awful.
Mr. President, you need to burn that tie. Ditch the stripes, and go with a bright solid next time. A light blue would have been a good selection.
Next time, call across the Potomac and ask Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel for some advice.
Or give Secretary of State John Kerry a call over in Foggy Bottom. That guy knows his ties.
And while we’re talking about suit-and-tie combos …
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