Guys, Please Don’t Try Steve Bannon’s “Double Collar” Look at Home

The Breitbart executive once again befuddles the menswear gods.

Guys, Please Don’t Try Steve Bannon’s “Double Collar” Look at Home

The Breitbart executive once again befuddles the menswear gods.

“Darkness is good,” the former Breitbart executive-turned White House chief strategist-turned Breitbart executive Steve Bannon told The Hollywood Reporter after the presidential election last year. “Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That’s power.”

Well, it’s apparently also a sense of style.

Tonight Bannon, who was reportedly ousted from his role in the West Wing in August, sat down for a much anticipated and very confrontational interview with CBS’ Charlie Rose and 60 Minutes to discuss a wide range of topics, including, among other things, his disdain for the Republican establishment, why President Trump is a “great counterpuncher” (whom he still loves), and why the Catholic Church “need[s] illegal aliens to fill the churches.”

But through all of the energetic talk about the Russia investigation (“It’s a total and complete farce,” Bannon said), the second Bush administration (“I hold these people in contempt, total and complete contempt”), and the president’s tweets (to paraphrase: it’s a good thing, because Trump can speak directly with the American people and bypass the “mainstream media”), we kept getting distracted by what appeared to be one of the odder style choices we’ve seen in a long time. Bannon was rocking what are clearly two button-down collared shirts of the same color—well, black—along with an either black or dark blue blazer.

We weren’t the only ones to notice:

As Buzzfeed noted in a post in April, the double-collared look is nothing new for Bannon. In fact, it’s his trademark look, going back at least until August 2016, when President Trump removed Bannon for the National Security Council. (And, apparently, he often opts for a third shirt worn underneath, for good measure.)

Now, politics aside, if you’re wondering at all if this is a trend you should embrace—or if you have such heightened questions as “are there certain colors that work better with the double-collared look?”—we can safely say, well, please don’t try this at home.

Just as a man should never wear two watches, he should never wear two pairs of anything.

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