It’s a tradition steeped in questionable fashion choices.
At Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summits year after year, it’s become a tradition of sorts for world leaders to don matching jackets for a “family photo” worthy of competing with one’s most embarrassing childhood photos.
Leading up to the summit there was a question of whether President Donald Trump, who is rarely seen in public without his signature suit and tie, would partake in the tradition.
But he put that speculation to rest on Friday as he walked into the APEC gala wearing a dark blue silk button-down shirt. He shook Russian President Vladimir Putin’s hand before posing with 20 fellow world leaders for a “family photo”.
World leaders have Bill Clinton to thank for starting the annual tradition back in 1993, when he hosted the summit in Seattle and gifted world leaders in attendance with matching bomber jackets.