It’s always good to dress up when you meet Barack Obama, but perhaps Jesse Williams made a fashion faux pas with his Brisbane suit.

Jesse Williams weighs 147kg and stands 191cm tall so is used to standing out in the crowd, but the Australian known as “Tha Monstar” made a big impression while visiting US President Barack Obama at the White House.

As is customary for each year’s Super Bowl champions, Williams and his Seattle Seahawks teammates were welcomed by the president at a ceremony on Wednesday.

Williams, a defensive tackle known for his tattoos and fashion flair, rocked a purple floral suit created by Brisbane designer Will Valor for the big occasion.

The suit set off a Twitter storm.

“Thanks to @wilvalor for the custom suit, decided to break it out today!” Williams, responding to the avalanche of tweets, wrote.

Visiting Obama at the White House has almost become an annual event for the Thursday Island-born 23-year-old, as his US college team, the University of Alabama, made two trips after winning national championships in 2011 and 2012.

Williams was drafted into the NFL by the Seahawks last year and while he picked up a Super Bowl ring, Williams sat out the season because of a knee injury.