Regardless of who you believe won last night’s third and final presidential debate, there’s one talking point we can all get behind: Bill Clinton has never looked better.

If you had told us in the mid-’90s that we would one day be lauding Bubba as a style icon, we would likely have directed you to photos like this and asked you to note the lumpy dad jeans, the Casio stopwatch, the white-on-off-white New Balances, the peanut butter and banana sandwich, and so on.

Indeed, the 42nd President of the United States is one of the only men we know whose style has reached iconic status thanks in very little part to his clothing. When it comes to Clintonian style, it’s all about the swagger.

And Bill Clinton was born with it…

 
Pubesced with it…

 
Went to Yale with it…

 

 
Campaigned with it…

 
Played the sax with it…

 
Hugged the Champ with it…

 
Jogged with it…

 
Walked his cat on a leash with it…

 
Brought back the three-piece suit with it…

 
Donned the Panama hat with it…

 
Swallowed his pride with it…..

And last weekend, shared the stage with the only other man alive who is capable of pulling off comparable swagger…

(Which, of course, depends on what your definition of “is” is…)

—C.B.S.

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  • C. Brian Smith