January 27, 2013
<em>The ‘Made in USA’ Look: Because bipartisanship can get things done. Where can we find common ground? In American design and manufacturing, like this FLOTUS-favorite</em> THOM BROWNE <em>classic three-button blazer</em> ($1280, from <a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=boDHPaU*IxA&subid=&offerid=276224.1&type=10&tmpid=8157&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fshop.nordstrom.com%252Fs%252Fthom-browne-classic-three-button-blazer%252F3411134%253Forigin%253Dcategory%2526contextualcategoryid%253D0%2526fashionColor%253D%2526resultback%253D0">Nordstrom</a>) <em>and oxford cotton trousers</em> ($640, from <a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=boDHPaU*IxA&subid=&offerid=276224.1&type=10&tmpid=8157&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fshop.nordstrom.com%252Fs%252Fthom-browne-oxford-cotton-trousers%252F3411740%253Forigin%253Dcategory%2526contextualcategoryid%253D0%2526fashionColor%253D%2526resultback%253D0">Nordstrom</a>), NEW BALANCE<em> '1300' sneakers</em> ($139.95, from <a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=boDHPaU*IxA&subid=&offerid=276224.1&type=10&tmpid=8157&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fshop.nordstrom.com%252Fs%252Fnew-balance-1300-sneaker%252F3165494%253Forigin%253Dcategory%2526contextualcategoryid%253D0%2526fashionColor%253D%2526resultback%253D0">Nordstrom</a>),<em> and a star-spangled</em> PETERS MOUNTAIN WORKS <em>backpack</em> ($60, from <a href="http://openingceremony.us/products.asp?menuid=1&menuid2=5&designerid=1117&productid=74541">Opening Ceremony</a>).
<em>The Student Debt Look: Barack sits down with New York’s finest Occupy kids on a grassy knoll in Bushwick to discuss the student debt bubble in sunglasses by young Americans </em><a href="http://bullettmedia.com/editorial/illesteva-ed/">ILLESTEVA</a> ($165, from <a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=boDHPaU*IxA&subid=&offerid=221887.1&type=10&tmpid=10310&RD_PARM1=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mrporter.com%2Fproduct%2F341414">Mr Porter</a>), <em>a radical</em> <a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=boDHPaU*IxA&subid=&offerid=189143.1&type=10&tmpid=5505&RD_PARM1=http%3A%2F%2Fus.topman.com%2Fwebapp%2Fwcs%2Fstores%2Fservlet%2FProductDisplay%3FbeginIndex%3D21%2526viewAllFlag%3D%2526catalogId%3D33059%2526storeId%3D13051%2526productId%3D8433048%2526langId%3D-1%2526sort_field%3DRelevance%2526categoryId%3D229997%2526parent_categoryId%3D207444%2526pageSize%3D20">TOPMAN</a> <em>print shirt</em> ($56)<em>, reliable “dad jeans” by</em> JEAN.MACHINE ($230, from <a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=boDHPaU*IxA&subid=&offerid=221887.1&type=10&tmpid=10310&RD_PARM1=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mrporter.com%2Fproduct%2F343188">Mr Porter</a>), <em>and, to boot,</em> BIRKENSTOCK <em>‘Arizonas’</em> ($129.95, from <a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=boDHPaU*IxA&subid=&offerid=276224.1&type=10&tmpid=8157&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fshop.nordstrom.com%252Fs%252Fbirkenstock-arizona-sandal-men%252F3409102%253Forigin%253Dcategory%2526contextualcategoryid%253D0%2526fashionColor%253DBlack%2526resultback%253D0">Nordstrom</a>).
<em>The LGBT Rights Look: Ally Obama’s taste runs to the ‘fashion gay’ side of the spectrum. He’s coming out in a</em> RICK OWENS DRKSHDW <em>sleeveless T</em> ($150, from <a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=boDHPaU*IxA&subid=&offerid=267949.1&type=10&tmpid=10504&RD_PARM1=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ln-cc.com%2Finvt%2Fdrk0112008oys">LN-CC</a>), T BY ALEXANDER WANG <em>leather basketball shorts</em> ($725, from <a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=boDHPaU*IxA&subid=&offerid=276224.1&type=10&tmpid=8157&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fshop.nordstrom.com%252Fs%252Ft-by-alexander-wang-leather-shorts%252F3428215%253Forigin%253Dcategory%2526contextualcategoryid%253D0%2526fashionColor%253D%2526resultback%253D0">Nordstrom</a>)<em>, and</em> ALEXANDER WANG <em>nude leather pumps</em> ($495, from <a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=boDHPaU*IxA&subid=&offerid=254155.1&type=10&tmpid=6894&RD_PARM1=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.net-a-porter.com%2Fproduct%2F330692">Net-a-porter</a>) <em>because who says a man can’t wear heels? Homo-utopia 2013!</em>
<em>The ‘Give Peace a Chance’ Look: John Lennon sang it and Barack needs to live it. Inspired by Kanye-wears-Céline, a flowing print ensemble:</em> <a href="http://shop.acnestudios.com/shop/women/blouses-1/patti-peace-tea-beige.html">ACNE STUDIOS</a><em> ‘Patti Peace’ shirt</em> ($400)<em> and ‘Karma Currency’ trousers</em> ($440), JIMMY CHOO <em>‘Foxley’ tasseled loafers</em> ($690, from <a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=boDHPaU*IxA&subid=&offerid=221887.1&type=10&tmpid=10310&RD_PARM1=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mrporter.com%2Fproduct%2F333495">Mr Porter</a>), <em>and a </em> WANT LES ESSENTIELS DE LA VIE <em>‘O’Hare’ leather trimmed tote</em> ($235, from <a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=boDHPaU*IxA&subid=&offerid=221887.1&type=10&tmpid=10310&RD_PARM1=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mrporter.com%2Fproduct%2F314422">Mr Porter</a>).
The ‘Made in USA’ Look: Because bipartisanship can get things done. Where can we find common ground? In American design and manufacturing, like this FLOTUS-favorite THOM BROWNE classic three-button blazer ($1280, from Nordstrom) and oxford cotton trousers ($640, from Nordstrom), NEW BALANCE '1300' sneakers ($139.95, from Nordstrom), and a star-spangled PETERS MOUNTAIN WORKS backpack ($60, from Opening Ceremony).
The Student Debt Look: Barack sits down with New York’s finest Occupy kids on a grassy knoll in Bushwick to discuss the student debt bubble in sunglasses by young Americans ILLESTEVA ($165, from Mr Porter), a radical TOPMAN print shirt ($56), reliable “dad jeans” by JEAN.MACHINE ($230, from Mr Porter), and, to boot, BIRKENSTOCK ‘Arizonas’ ($129.95, from Nordstrom).
The LGBT Rights Look: Ally Obama’s taste runs to the ‘fashion gay’ side of the spectrum. He’s coming out in a RICK OWENS DRKSHDW sleeveless T ($150, from LN-CC), T BY ALEXANDER WANG leather basketball shorts ($725, from Nordstrom), and ALEXANDER WANG nude leather pumps ($495, from Net-a-porter) because who says a man can’t wear heels? Homo-utopia 2013!
The ‘Give Peace a Chance’ Look: John Lennon sang it and Barack needs to live it. Inspired by Kanye-wears-Céline, a flowing print ensemble: ACNE STUDIOS ‘Patti Peace’ shirt ($400) and ‘Karma Currency’ trousers ($440), JIMMY CHOO ‘Foxley’ tasseled loafers ($690, from Mr Porter), and a WANT LES ESSENTIELS DE LA VIE ‘O’Hare’ leather trimmed tote ($235, from Mr Porter).

In honor of Barack Obama’s second term, we styled the President in looks that reflect the ideals and policies we’d love to see him enact. With an emphasis on American made, sustainable clothes, here’s our if-the-clothes-make-the-man Obama fashion fantasy. And remember, change comes when we all work together, so shop the goods and help kick-start our wanting economy.

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