It turns out de Paris is already making two navy-blue suits for President Obama, whom the tailor finds to be "human and kind." In his pronounced French accent, de Paris decisively told me that these two suits would be the finest the president owned. Truth be told, he is not wild about Obama's style: "The suits President Obama has is not quality," de Paris says. "You see it in the picture." Which picture? "Any picture."
What candor! I pressed further: "A lot of people have noticed that, while President Obama looks wonderful in a suit, sometimes in his casualwear ... he no look good."