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Barack Obama’s ’44’ bomber jacket wins praise on Twitter, has fans wondering where it came from

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Michelle Obama can be a new game in the best-dressed lists, she regularly grace — and close to home. In the last days of President Barack Obama had fans and fashionistas alike, and wanted to go wild in his final look: a black bomber jacket embroidered with “44” on the left sleeve.

On Wednesday night, the 44th commander in chief was tennis on the buzzed-about basketball game between Duke University and the University of North Carolina in Cameron Indoor Stadium, and soon scored style points for the outerwear.

The former President Barack Obama joins fans during an NCAA college basketball game between Duke and North Carolina in Durham, N. C., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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The jacket has since been identified by GQ as a $595 Rag & Bone design, tailor-made for the former president somewhere in “the end of his second term.”

“44 COOLEST PRESIDENT” a Twitter user called.

“You may be cool, but you will never get the former President Barack Obama at the Duke versus North Carolina game wearing a black bomber jacket with an embroidered number 44 on the sleeve, cool,” another agreed.

“WE CAN TALK ABOUT OBAMA’S ALL BLACK OUTFIT WITH THE BOMBER JACKET WITH “44” MONOGRAM ON THE policy-making (sic), BECAUSE THAT is a PRESIDENTIAL LEVEL OF the SAUCE,” one shouted.

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“Yo pres, where the merch link,” a fan wondered.

“I hadn’t forgotten, but I was not per se have to wait [to appear],” Rag & Bone founder Marcus Wainwright, told GQ of Obama’s jacket. “I didn’t expect him to wear it in public. I thought maybe he is wearing it in the weekends or at home. I hoped that he was to wear it.”

“The ’44’ on the sleeve felt like a subtle touch. Not many people could have pulled it that way,” Wainwright continued of Obama’s post-presidential convenience. “He has a style.”

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Wednesday’s game also made headlines after Zion Williamson, a freshman star player for the Duke, burst through his own Nike sneaker in the first 36 seconds of the clock.

Williamson, 18, was dribbling the ball around the Tar Heels’ defense during his team possession when he landed on his left foot, and suddenly slid across the floor, causing a mild knee sprain. Forced to sit out the rest of the game, some have claimed that Williamson’s freak injury could prove to be a product-liability risk for Nike move forward.

Later that night, Obama tweeted his wishes for Williamson’s “a speedy recovery.”

“Zion Williamson seems to be a remarkable young man as well as an excellent basketball player. Wish him a speedy recovery,” the 57-year-old former president said.

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Fox News’ Nicole Darrah and Bradford Betz contributed to this report.

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