Barack Obama's post-presidency style called 'too casual'

Obama's newfound casual style has been a topic of conversation since he left office in January. Everyone loved seeing him kick back on vacation in February, and when he stepped out in D.C. in March in a brown leather jacket, a grey button down shirt, belted jeans and a SCOUT bag, he was officially deemed a "cool dad."

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However, now that the former POTUS is stepping back into the political spotlight, some are arguing his style should be reflecting that. While he accepted his "Profiles in Courage" award in a classy tuxedo on Sunday, he appeared at the Seed & Chips: The Global Food Innovation Summit in Italy on Tuesday in much less formal attire -- and GQ has a problem with it.

Take a peek at his arguably informal look:

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MILAN, ITALY - MAY 09: Former US President Barack Obama thanks the audience during the Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit on May 9, 2017 in Milan, Italy. The summit, which runs from May 8 until May 11, focuses on food innovation and discusses the urgent challenges faced by the food and farming industry. (Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)
Former U.S. President Barack Obama waves after speaking at the Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan, Italy May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Former U.S. President Barack Obama waves after speaking at the Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan, Italy May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Former U.S. President Barack Obama gestures as he talks during the Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan, Italy May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
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Rather than leaving two buttons of his collared shirt undone, GQ would have preferred he wore a tie -- or at the very least, only leave one button undone. As they put it, "Fabio would be proud, but us? Not so much."

Now, when Obama stepped out for a "power lunch" with Michelle and U2 frontman Bono in March, no one seemed to have a problem with his relaxed, unbuttoned look. But what we think GQ is trying to say is, there's a time and place for everything -- including leaving "a whole lot of open real estate in the chest region."

See Obama in some of his most casual ensembles:

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BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS - FEBRUARY 1: In this undated image former President Barack Obama takes a break from learning to kitesurf at Richard Branson's Necker Island retreat on February 1, 2017 in the British Virgin Islands. Former President Obama and his wife Michelle have been on an extended vacation since leaving office on January 20. (Photo by Jack Brockway/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Major League Baseball's All-Star game in St. Louis. (Photo by Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama reacts to his putt on the first green as he plays golf at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts on the island of Martha's Vineyard August 7, 2016. / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama rides his bicycle as he is followed by his daughter Malia in West Tisbury on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, on August 27, 2010. The US First Family is vacationing on the island until August 29. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
VINEYARD HAVEN, MA - AUGUST 25: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama plays the ninth hole at Mink Meadows Golf Club August 25, 2010 while vacationing on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. The Obama's are heading into their last weekend on the island before returning to Washington on Sunday. Barack Obama and his family are vacationing on Martha's Vineyard August 19-29. (Photo by Darren McCollester-Pool/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama waves as he and First Lady Michelle Obama leave a restaurant after having dinner on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, on August 24, 2010. The US First Family is vacationing on the Island till August 29. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama waves after ordering lunch at Nancy's restaurant in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, on August 25, 2010. The US First Family is vacationing on the Island until August 29. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama addresses troops with First Lady Michelle Obama at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kailua on December 25, 2016. / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama doffs his cap after putting on the 18th green at the Kapolei Golf Club in Kapolei on December 21, 2016 during his annual Christmas vacation in Hawaii. / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
HONOLULU, HAWAII - DECEMBER 27: US President Barack Obama waves at the media while holding hands with his daughter, Sasha, as they walk with friends at Sea Life Park on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 in Waimanalo, Hawaii. Obama spent the afternoon at the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve before visiting the marine wildlife park. (Photo by Kent Nishimura/Pool) (Photo by Kent Nishimura/Corbis via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 7: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama waves to the media as he arrives on the South Lawn of the White House July 7, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Obama spent the holiday weekend at Camp David. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04: U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk down the South Portico stairs to work the rope line as they host a Fourth of July barbecue for military heroes and their families on the South Lawn of the White House on July 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. The president and first lady are hosting members of the military and their families in commemoration of Independence Day. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama talks to reporters as he plays golf with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razzak at Marine Corps Base Hawaii on December 24, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Obama greets well wishers at Marine Corps Base Hawaii during his December 2014 annual vacation with the First Family in Kailua, Hawaii on the Island of Oahu
US President Barack Obama arrives to hand out treats to children trick-or-treating for Halloween on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, October 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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