The President broke from his traditional gray clothing palate during a news conference yesterday. He talked about matters of national and international importance. But, the message he shared was somewhat overshadowed by the tan suit he wore during the presser. The most seasoned political journalists and social media have suddenly become fashion critics over the clothing choice, which from a media relations perspective is both good and bad. The bad is that the clothes overshadowed the message.
Obama: Something something tan suit something tan tan tan something suit.
Obama just announced we are going to war with Canada and none of you noticed because you were distracted by his outfit.
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BREAKING: Obama attends beach wedding.
YES WE TAN
The President talked about unrest in the Middle East and U.S. response. Many reporters focused on his comment “we don’t have a strategy,” made during the news conference in reference to dealing with a major terror group. Therein lies the good for the media relations representatives who prefer “Suit Gate” make the news rather than words that some say will “haunt” the rest of this presidency.
Two theories about what “we don’t have a strategy” means http://vox.com/e/5844072
Obama: “We don’t have a strategy yet” on what color suit I will wear tomorrow
Politics aside and in everyday life, your clothing choices are important when you are trying to communicate a message. If you are part of the fashion world, by all means, let your style do the talking. If you are representing a brand, even if it’s your personal brand, make sure what you’re wearing doesn’t overshadow what you have to say.