The suit prompted a slew of headlines criticizing the president for his fashion decision.
"Pres. Obama wearing a tan suit sends the wrong message to our allies in the region. Once again he fails to understand optics," tweeted @Gus_802.
There's even a Twitter handle set up for the tan suit called @Tan_Suit.
And bonus points for the president if the suit is a stylish linen.
As Tschorn noted in a recent article on the comeback of khaki, beige twill was a fixture on the runways for both men and women during the spring-summer 2010 shows in New York and Europe.
Yes, we're used to seeing the president in darker tones of navy with a crimson tie and crisp white shirt, but this isn't the first time Obama has donned a lighter-colored suit. The Boston Globe White House correspondent Matt Viser pointed out via Twitter that Obama wore a light suit on Easter.
Other presidents have worn tan suits for multiple occasions, including Ronald Reagan.
Now let's get back to the real news.