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Barack Obama wore a black bomber jacket with '44' on the sleeve and the internet is obsessed

Yahoo! Lifestyle logo Yahoo! Lifestyle 2/21/2019 Erin Donnelly
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Unless he’s wearing a tan suit, it’s not often that Barack Obama‘s wardrobe causes a stir. That all changed Wednesday evening.

The former president turned up in Durham, N.C., on Feb. 20 to watch the North Carolina Tar Heels play the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Both teams wear blue and white, but Obama eschewed team colors in favor of basic black. The reception his look has received, however, is anything but basic.

Barack Obama et al. standing in front of a crowd: Barack Obama’s jacket turned heads at the North Carolina-Duke game Wednesday. (Photo: Lance King/Getty Images) © Provided by Oath Inc. Barack Obama’s jacket turned heads at the North Carolina-Duke game Wednesday. (Photo: Lance King/Getty Images)

Eagle-viewed viewers noted that the former POTUS’s black bomber jacket — which some have now dubbed an “O-bomber” — has “44” stitched in white on the sleeve. It’s a reference to his standing as the 44th president, and it’s fair to say that a little bit of embroidery has never caused such a fuss.

The look has earned Obama — often ribbed for wearing “dad jeans” — some sartorial street cred.

Of course, not everyone was a fan.


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