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Most of the pictures we run across don’t get much in the way of wide release, but this official portrait is currently being hung up at federal offices around the country, and it’ll likely be one of the main inspirations for mainstream suit-and-tie workers for at least the next four years.

What can we take from this sartorial moment? For one, upward-sloping ties are no longer even a little bit exciting. Once the president does it, it’s officially mainstream.

Otherwise…maybe the ultra-deep tie dimple is about to make a comeback?

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom