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See Bill Clinton’s Style Evolution

He's come a long way from overalls.

By Tamara Palmer

Bill Clinton may make history as the first President of the United States to return to the White House as the spouse of a new President. Should that happen, he’s already got his First Man style down pat, an evolution that has been decades in the making. Cue up the saxophone, and let's take a trip down memory lane.


Bill had a fierce fashion sense from the time he was a wee toddler. Even then, he clearly knew how to work a room in just a pair of overall shorts—and no shirt.


Bill dabbled in Roy Rogers style as a kid, serving up cowboy realness at the tender age of six. By the late '70s,Bill’s sharp business suits, black hair, and winsome blue-green eyes had become calling cards by the time he became Governor of Arkansas. Did you know he was the youngest U.S. governor in 40 years?


The transition to silver foxhood started by the mid-Eighties, when he was the chairman of the National Governors Association. His suit and tie choices lightened up as his hair started to do the same.


Bill’s smooth jazz flow as a saxophone player made him look like a cool hipster in the early Nineties and did wonders for his first Presidential campaign.


Many of his Commander in Chief suits were made by Martin Greenfield. The Brooklyn tailor also works with Barack Obama, and previously designed for Michael Jackson and Shaquille O’Neal.


Post-Presidential life, Bill continued to inspire with his humanitarian work. The simple inclusion of Mardi Gras beads over his t-shirt and jeans while visiting the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans showed his heart was with the people.


Bill has slimmed down in recent years and developed a sharp, sporty look—fighting heart disease in the process.


While Hillary has been rumored to have spent six figures on upgrading her wardrobe to run for President, Bill’s early campaign trail appearances in New Hampshire and Iowa found him looking like a humble slice of Americana in flannels and patriotic sweaters.


Now that the big title could be within his wife’s reach, Bill is showing us how he will rock his style as the potentially premiere First Man: Still tailored, but easygoing, with no tie to remind of his past Oval Office look.

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