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Joe Biden's Style Is an Ode to the True Blue Suit

The president-elect of the United States shows you how to wear a navy suit with grace.
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With a raging pandemic, a divided nation, and just about everything else in a topsy-turvy mood, Joe Biden, the 46th president of the United States of America, faces a hard road ahead, but one thing he doesn’t have to worry much about is his true blue suit.

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In the run-up to the 2020 presidential elections, the 78-year-old almost exclusively wore the ultimate armor of men in blue. It was the right choice as the navy suit, while not exciting as compared to, say, a debonair chocolate or a trendy pastel, conveys the right values: calm, confidence, patience, dignity. Which, in the end, were the very things that Biden exemplified during his campaign. 

The president-elect also wore it well. No bells or whistles here. There were no oversized lapels, asymmetrical constructions, overlong sashes, or loose expressions employed in his suit. Instead, Biden wears the standard two-button rig with notch lapels, flap pockets, and side vents. It’s traditional but never dated thanks to the superb fit: slim and trim. The shoulders of the jacket land where it should (on the shoulders) and the trousers terminate neatly just above his shoes.

In short, this is a quietly handsome suit that quietly works, and that’s all you really need when you have the toughest job in the world. Put on the suit, look good, feel great, forget about it, and get to fixing things. The president-elect promises to restore dignity in the White House and his dependable navy suit will be right there to support him.

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Below, more blue suit hits with Biden:

Proving that the navy suit is indeed armor, here it is performing well in the rain. 

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This storm will pass, and a new day will come.

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One of the best things we like about the navy suit is how easy it is to pair with a tie. Like Biden, choose a tie with a touch of blue or with a complementary hue. He does both here.  

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A new day. A chance to vote. iwillvote.com. Link in bio.

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Please note the top-notch fit of this made-for-him suit. The president-elect moves with ease—kneels elegantly even—because of right and comfortable construction.

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Vote for those who can't, but still have to live with the consequences.

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A blue pinstripe shirt adds the right amount of energy to the navy suit (this is our favorite Biden suit combo). Here, he also reminds us about the ultimate accessory, the face mask.

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Be a patriot. Wear a mask.

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It’s also a bit more fun. Right? (We approve the dad cap.)

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We voted. Have you?

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Deep navy in the light becomes inky blue. That’s part of its magic.

Breaking up a suit (note the two blues) is a modern practice. Note, too, how a pair of aviators is worn in the climbing of an aircraft. That’s another boss move right there. 

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Today's the day! We are racing toward the finish line. The power is in your hands. Vote.

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Of course, the overcoat has to be blue. 

 

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How to project easiness in a standard navy suit? Just unbutton your shirt. 

 

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