Trendsetting probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about the Oval Office. But some surprising brands have become iconic thanks to their presidential ties. While Michelle Obama is committed to up-and-coming talent, we’re turning our attention to three style standbys made popular by America’s executive suite.
This men’s clothier has a deep-rooted American history. It gifted Abraham Lincoln a custom coat, outfitted World War I troops, and has supported stateside manufacturing. Not to mention, 39 out of 44 sitting Presidents have worn the label.
That signature whipstitched leather sandal? It was inspired by none other than Jackie Kennedy. Following an early-60s Italian vacation, the impeccably stylish First Lady asked a Palm Beach cobbler to recreate her favorite vacation-ready shoe.
Oscar de la Renta
This Dominican-born designer managed to dress an impressive roster of first ladies. His inauguration gowns for Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush made headlines, but his hue-happy skirt suits added a touch of whimsy to Capitol Hill–style throughout his fifty-year career.
By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor
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