The world might be on the verge of nuclear war, but fashion sleeps for no one. And not a single soul is more in touch with that sentiment than Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau. Today, the stylish leader was photographed wearing a pair of Chewbacca socks—a pair by Stance that cost a mere $20—while speaking at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York. Twenty dollars for power and whimsy? A small price to pay.
Trudeau has never shied away from showing his love for fun socks, or his passion for Star Wars. On May 4, he wore SW socks to meet the Irish prime minister. He’s worn stripes, and polka dots, and every color of the rainbow.
He always wears a well-tailored suit, never mismatches colors on a global scale, and never once forced us to fall into a Scotch tape-style existential abyss. For as bad as the political climate is, the style of the politicians who create it is often more depressing. We have so much to thank Trudeau, the street style leader, for.
In a world of destructive natural disasters, crumbling international relations, and the existence of Donald J. Trump, let socks show us the light. Shine on, Trudeau. Shine on.