We’re not saying it’s wrong, mind you, but we are rather fascinated by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s choice of shoes while meeting President Barack Obama yesterday at the White House. Obama went with the typical dark blue suit and black shoes, but Trudeau went with a three-piece suit and some crazy brown cap-toes. You might even call them tan.
Well, he’s known for his style, it turns out. Just like his dad!
Here’s old dad, former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, reviewing troops in The Netherlands in 1975. Lookin’ crisp!
And here he was later that same trip in a pinstripe suit, mod tie and rose boutonniere. Very snappy. So perhaps it’s no surprise that Justin Trudeau carries a little style of his own.
Justin Trudeau also reviewed troops yesterday, four decades after his dad.
The troop review begins at the 4:00 mark of the video. But jump ahead to the 8:50 mark for the livelier portion, the performance by the U.S. Army’s Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps. Nice!
Then jump ahead to the 16:45 mark to hear President Obama trolling Prime Minister Trudeau about the Canadian national pastime:
“Now I don’t want to gloss over the very real differences between Americans and Canadians. There are some things we will probably never agree on. Whose beer is better. Who’s better at hockey. Where’s the Stanley Cup right now? I’m sorry, is it in my home town with the Chicago Blackhawks? In case you were wondering. In case you Canadians were wondering.”
Heh! He has a great touch with that kind of humor.
Later they held babies, as politicians will…
…and just stood together, lookin’ good. (Those brown shoes again!) This surely must be the skinniest president/prime minister combo ever… or at least since the 1800s? Trudeau weighs 180 pounds and Obama weighed 175 at his recent checkup.
But let’s give it up for Taft: also a very snappy dresser indeed. Let’s see Trudeau or Obama break out the white vest and pince-nez specs.