Justin Trudeau Really Loves Fun Socks

He's not beholden to the old school codes of elected leader dressing.
06/06/2017 12:02 pm ET Updated Jun 06, 2017

By Liza Corsillo for GQ.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is stylish in the way that few politicians on the global stage are. For one, his suits actually fit his frame. And secondly, he’s not beholden to the old school codes of elected leader dressing. Sure, the man appreciates the versatility of a classic deep navy blue suit and brown lace-ups, but he’s got a secret weapon other world leaders don’t: an arsenal of fun socks. Back in May (May 4th to be exact), Trudeau wore a pair of mismatched R2D2 and C3PO Star Wars socks to meet with the Prime Minister of Ireland. Later in the month he showed off a pair of Nato branded socks to Angela Merkel, making his penchant for novelty socks an international affair. On an episode of Live With Kelly and Ryan broadcast from Niagara Falls, Ripa and Seacrest jokingly gave the prime minister a pair of socks emblazoned with their own portraits. He’s a serious guy who doesn’t take getting dressed too seriously, which is a lesson every man can take to heart. Here’s a look at the Canuck’s wildest, boldest, and weirdest ankle accessorizing to date.

He’s a serious guy who doesn’t take getting dressed too seriously, which is a lesson every man can take to heart.

In Canadian maple leaves on Live With Kelly and Ryan, Niagara Falls

In multicolor stripes with French President Emmanuel Macron at the G7 Summit

Repping R2D2 and C3PO with the Prime Minister of Ireland, Enda Kenny, in Montreal

Wearing skull and crossbones in Davos, Switzerland

In contrasting black and red at the Vancouver Chinatown Spring Festival Parade

In tonal stripes during a Maclean's Town Hall Meeting

Montreal Canadiens pride at Gleason’s Boxing Gym in Brooklyn

Turquoise with black polka dots while giving a Master Lecture at Havana University, Cuba

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