We have long closely followed presidential fashion in and around the world.
We saw Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe standing out from the rest at the Indian-African forum summit last year by not following the status quo of wearing the Indian traditional Kurta Sherwani attire while all the leaders present donned it.
This evidently shows that a public figure’s fashion choices reflects or conveys their intent and state of mind.
We have seen our President Ian Khama wearimg his safari gear as if to say: ‘Hey, I am trying to reduce taxes, look at me. You can talk to me. I am one of you”.
Moreover, we have seen vice president, Mokgweetsi Masisi donning a flat hip cap which somehow indirectly spoke to the youth.
We have seen US President Barack Obama’s button-down shirt with rolled-up sleeves, that could mean: “hey, I am a people’s person, you can approach me”, “I am relatable”.
Fashion speaks to an audience and transforms mindsets.
A color choice plays a significant role as it states a circumscribed choice.
A simple Botswana flag lapel can stimulate an audience visually, while a poor tailored suit can cause more damage.
Today we ask, whose voice are you following because of their fashion choices?
Which president wears it best?