In late December, Barack Obama’s suit arrived at the Oval Office.
But there were no shoes on it.
Instead, it was a pair of black tuxedo pants with a pair in a white tux, the two buttons undone and tucked behind.
The only thing on the outside was a tiny piece of paper with a name: “The Suit.”
As soon as it was on, the president’s wife, Michelle, came running into the Oval office and grabbed the coat.
“Oh, my God,” she cried, before heading to the dining room to fetch a pair.
A week later, the suit, which was a little more than $100, was in the hands of the president and the first lady.
“The suit,” as they call it, is the perfect compliment to the president who’s still wearing it today, even though he hasn’t worn a suit in years.
It was designed to look like Obama wore in office, when he was a student in the early 1980s, when the United States was still under the thumb of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
Obama, now an elected senator, wears it to this day and it’s a staple of his suit collection.
He wore it during the 2008 presidential campaign and during his transition to the White House, but the suit also comes in black and grey.
And in a couple of weeks, it will be available for the first time since 2009, when it was purchased by the president.
It’s the perfect complement to the President.
I want it on me.
Michelle Obama, first lady Michelle Obama’s first suit, the “White Suit,” was designed for her husband during the height of the Soviet Union’s occupation of Afghanistan, but it still looks like the president wears it.
(Melina Mara/The Washington Post) The suit is the only piece of his presidential wardrobe that is still available for purchase.
The president has worn it every day since then, often at a moment’s notice.
Obama’s office is equipped with a collection of designer suits, from the suit he wore during the 2012 presidential campaign to the one he wore when he took office.
The suit, like most of the rest of the first family’s suits, has been in the family for generations.
In fact, Michelle Obama is said to have worn it on her wedding day, in 2014.
“It’s a gift from God,” the first woman president, said Michelle, who has also been a longtime advocate for women’s rights and a longtime supporter of Obama.
“He’s not wearing it, but I am.”
Michelle and the president are seen in the Oval on Jan. 3, 2020.
(Mark Wilson/Getty Images) But the suit has always been a little harder to find than the rest.
It doesn’t have a traditional retail price.
It comes in at around $100.
The Obamas, who both have sons, don’t own a personal designer.
“There’s just not a lot of good ones,” said Josh Miller, a fashion expert at The Washington Post.
“And the cost is just too high.”
Michelle Obama has always maintained a high profile in the fashion world.
When she became first lady in 2009, she wore a $300, gold-enamel, $350 Louis Vuitton suit, while Michelle and their son, Jordan, went for $200, gold.
When Obama’s son, Malia, was born in 2012, he also wore a pair from the Louis Vuite range.
“For Michelle Obama to wear the White Suit is a bit of a surprise to some people,” Miller said.
“She is not a fashion designer, she’s not a collector, she doesn’t want her image to be associated with fashion.
But if you are a designer and you want to do it, that’s fine, too.”
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Miller also described how the suit helped him find his perfect pair of shoes.
“I’ve been trying to find the perfect pair,” he said.
And if he was the president, it would have helped him.
Obama is often photographed in the White Suits, and he wore a black one in 2011 when he met his wife, then-first lady Michelle.
“When I walked in that morning, I knew immediately that this was a man that I wanted to be,” Obama said in his speech to the Democratic National Convention.
“In the suit that I was wearing, I wanted the best shoes, I needed the best clothes, I just wanted to have the best life.”
And as the first African-American president, Obama has often been photographed in black suits, like this one, worn during his first meeting with the Russian president Dmitry Medvedev in 2013.
(Andrew Harnik/AP) But it wasn’t always so easy.
When he was in college, the Obamas had to borrow money from their parents to buy their first suits.
And the first one they bought was a white suit