08/21/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Fashion Writer Bernhard Roetzel On Obama's Style: Smart Man, Dumb Fashion Decisions

Much has been said about Michelle Obama's style. As somebody who appreciates the nuances of men's attire, what do you think of President Obama's?

Who am I to comment on President Obama's dress? But as I am very unpopular with a number of retailers already, I won't care about a couple of million Americans in addition. So let me say with greatest respect for the president of the United States that I find his suit trousers sometimes a bit too long. The president should also choose shirts, suits and ties with less contrasting colors in order to make his face look fresher -- dark blue or black suits and white shirts are too harsh. Dark grays for the suit and light blue for the shirt would look better, in my opinion. And I never understood why the man with the biggest intelligence agency behind him didn't know that a white tie is not worn with a dinner suit.

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