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Justin Trudeau's Socks Are On Point

No world leader’s socks have ever been so beloved.

23/06/2017 7:15 PM AEST | Updated 23/06/2017 7:25 PM AEST
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On Thursday, the headline of a viral Twitter moment summed up Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau's socks appeal perfectly.

Justin Trudeau knows how to stand out from the crowd.

At a NATO summit in May, amid a sea of monochrome socks in black and navy blue, the Canadian prime minister’s brightly colored footwear was unmissable.

A photograph from the day shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel and others huddling around Trudeau as he pulled up his pant leg to offer a better look at the multicolored pair ― and they were emblazoned with the NATO emblem

A few weeks earlier, Trudeau’s feet had made headlines when he chose to wear a pair of mismatched “Star Wars” socks to a meeting with Enda Kenny, who was then prime minister of Ireland.

The socks were a meaningful choice: The meeting was held on May 4, the date popularly known as #MayTheFourthBeWithYou, or Star Wars Day.

A post on Trudeau’s Twitter account featuring the socks quickly amassed tens of thousands of likes. “Seriously, I challenge all other leaders to be as cool as @JustinTrudeau,” wrote one impressed fan.

Trudeau’s love for cool socks has become quite the online fascination.

On Thursday, the headline of a viral Twitter moment summed it perfectly: “Trudeau’s sock game is strong.”

The proof of the pudding is in the eating... or in this case, the socks.

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