Political Style Wars: Necktie Edition: Why does Barack Obama tend to…

Why does Barack Obama tend to wear a four-in-hand knot in his tie instead of the more presidential Windsor? It sounds like a bad political joke, but it's actually the subject of an in-depth investigation by Newsweek, which comes up with five possible explanations: He didn't have a father around to teach him the proper way to wear a tie. He's so tall that he needs to use up more necktie fabric with an odd knot. He's aiming for a tousled, preppy look. He's trying to look more working-class. And lastly, naturally: He's trying to bring change to Washington. [Newsweek]For more stories from Racked, go to racked.com.

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