clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Obama Is Embracing His Cool Dad Wardrobe on Vacation

That backwards hat says it all.

Photo: @Mvxamilion/Twitter

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

While everything may feel pretty terrible in Washington, DC and beyond, there is someone who seems to be truly stepping away from it all and chilling: former POTUS and current Peak American Dad, Barack Obama.

The former president and his wife are vacationing this week and were spotted by photographers on Necker Island, the private island of Virgin founder Richard Branson. As evidenced by the many photos and videos floating around Twitter, Obama has gone full-on dad with his vacation wardrobe, including flip-flops and a backwards baseball hat (!).

His sunglasses game is also decidedly improved, since he finally gave up those alien-like reflective sunnies for nicer Oliver Peoples shades in 2016.

Between the hat, the shades, and the Patagonia-style jacket in his new Twitter photo, it’s pretty clear Obama has completed the sartorial transition to the semi-retired, kinda-cool-but-still-makes-dad-jokes, soon-to-be-empty-nester father he now is.