Newly minted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is making waves.
He’s young and quickly becoming a cult favorite in America for his outspoken liberal views. Oh, and the dude also knows how to wear a suit.
Totally outdoing President Barack Obama on his first official visit to DC, the 44-year-old, second youngest-ever Canadian Prime Minister wore a fetching three-piece blue suit.
Is the vest too much? That comes down to personal preference, but it certainly sets him apart in a world of staid 2-piece navy suits.
(Remember when Obama wore a khaki suit at a press conference and the political world collectively spit out their double red eye? That’s the kind of bland world we’re dealing with here.)
The differences don’t stop there. Trudeau’s suit is also cut noticeably slimmer, especially in the lapels and the legs, lending to a more modern fit than your typical head of state.
He even wore burnished tan shoes, instead of the more conservative brown or black.
For the state dinner, Trudeau wore a slim black tuxedo — noticeably better tailored than Obama’s, which bunches around his angles in an unflattering way.
The State Dinner was also attended by Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Mike Meyers and more.
Justin Trudeau’s Well-Dressed American Tour Came to New York
He attends the Catalyst Awards Dinner at Waldorf Astoria Hotel on March 16, 2016 in New York City.
Trudeau walked the red carpet (which happened to be blue) in a navy suit, looking like he could have stepped out of this very magazine’s pages. While the suit itself—paired with your traditional white dress shirt—was pretty standard, the fit was damn near perfect. Look at the way the jacket sits right on the shoulder, and how there’s a visible nipping at the waist that gives the suit shape.
For a little flair, Trudeau went with a purple tie, a bit thicker than his usual skinny fare, but it added a little boss-guy swagger to the outfit.
Justin Trudeau attends a meeting on women and gender equality at the United Nations headquarters on March 16, 2016 in New York City.
Justin Trudeau was elected prime minister in Canada back in October and since then has established himself as a global, liberal leader on issues including gender equalityand immigration. He’s no stranger to Canadian politics; Justin is the son of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, whose stints in office are remembered for bringing a certain element of glamour to the country from the 1960s to the 1980s.
Now, the second-generation Trudeau is settling in at 24 Sussex Drive, Canada’s answer to the White House, with his three children and his wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau. Much has been made about the young couple’s modern marriage and their continuation of the famed Trudeau elegance.