Yesterday, Presidential nominee Barack Obama spoke for a crowd as part of his campaign tour in Colorado. During his stop, his main area of concern was the falling stock market, and his push to help boost the economy.
With the fashion age being about color and non traditional style, the white dress shirt has lost its power as the staple shirt for men. Blue, pinstripes and pink have become the norm, and the basic white dress shirt has become a boring alternative to a suit. Naturally for a Presidential nominee, who should be wearing Red, White and Blue in honor of this Nation (except for McCain who thought it would be cool to wear an orange tie), white dress shirts are still a necessity. Senator Obama isn’t getting a pat on his back for wearing a white dress shirt, because anyone can do that. What he is getting points for is the way he correctly rolled his sleeves up for the warm weather. Notice how the sleeves are rolled up neatly, and not just pushed up above his elbows.
If I could change anything about this shirt, I would have done a better fit. As slim as Sen. Obama is, he could have done a more tailored fit shirt. He has too much blouse action going on at the bottom of the shirt. This always poses a problem for taller/slimmer men, because the larger sizes fit the height, but become too boxy. This is why its very important to find a good tailor!