"I think the ladies will be impressed by my style sense," President Obama told a Gap sales associate this afternoon after picking out some sweaters for his daughters Sasha and Malia. The president, an infamous dad jeans wearer fresh off of an important appearance on the internet for Between Two Ferns, stopped at the East 42nd and Third Avenue Gap while in New York City on Tuesday afternoon. He did not sign up for a Gap Card, despite the pitch from the sales associates ringing him up.
Here's more on the presidential visit, via the pool report from the Wall Street Journal's Colleen McCain:
Eventually, Obama and the sales associate delved into sweaters in a rainbow of colors, holding up each choice and assessing what his daughters might like. The employee recommended a V-neck sweater, but the president gravitated toward the slightly more modest round-neck options, saying, "I'm worried the V-neck is going to slip." Eventually, he settled on a gray and white striped sweater and a bright coral sweater for his daughters.
Apparently, no one clarified to the president that v-neck Gap sweaters in a selection of pastels are not usually considered to be slip-vulnerable attire. Obama also turned down a suggestion of a hoodie for Michelle, because the First Lady rarely wears hoodies. Instead, she got some non-behooded workout wear. Obama then #engaged with the #Gap #Brand on the issue of the minimum wage: "It's not only good for them and their families, it's also good for the entire economy," he said. "I want to congratulate the Gap for doing the right thing."
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