This past Wednesday, it was announced that chief strategist Steve Bannon was removed from President Donald Trump’s National Security Council, and the Internet reacted accordingly.
— eastofhawaii (@white64ss) April 5, 2017
Calm down people. Steve Bannon is just returning to his old job as Satan.
— jay vargo / comedy (@parlayjay41366) April 5, 2017
But some sharp-eyed Twitter users noticed something unusual aside from his potential departure from the White House.
why is steve bannon wearing 2 collared shirts pic.twitter.com/skDova4M7C
— Hassan Bazziㅤ (@hbazzi234) February 24, 2017
in other news,
steve bannon was seen wearing two dress shirts at the same time.. pic.twitter.com/txrxnYnQcF
— Jose Camacho (@no_way_jose00) April 7, 2017
get the steve bannon look: just wear two dress shirts at the same time pic.twitter.com/4cXM3KHTgy
— owen (@owentrashberg) March 4, 2017
In fact, Wednesday wasn’t the first time the Breitbart founder pulled out the dated and never-really-trendy sartorial choice.
For example, he attended the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in February and wore two black buttoned-down shirts.
And he did the same thing at SiriusXM, this time with a dark undershirt and a jacket.
And again when he left the clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in N.J. in November last year wearing two buttoned downs, a blazer and a jacket!
What is Bannon hiding under all those layers?! National security secrets? Communications with Russia? A soul?
Some people had other ideas:
Steve Bannon must get cold a lot. Why else would he wear a t-shirt, 2 collared shirts, a blazer, swim trunks, 3 pairs of boxers and chinos?
— Sean E. Sean (@SeanKullman) March 14, 2017
— Paul E (@PaulieMiked) April 6, 2017
Bannon's just reached his limit. His barely contained anti-semitic rage about to burst through the seams of eight layers of untucked shirts
— Father Guido SarDShK (@ZeddRebel) April 6, 2017
WTF is up with #SteveBannon and the multiple shirts???? Was that EVER a thing?
— Kenneth B. Hudson (@spiral_rchitect) April 6, 2017
Well, Kenneth, it turns out it was. And it wasn’t.
The double popped polo collars was the preppy argyle sweater’s ugly cousin in the ’80s.
Ralph Lauren was one of the more memorable perpetrators of this crime against fashion.
But it was mostly adopted by try-hard bros.
Thankfully, this “trend” seems to be firmly stuck in the past with the exception of just Bannon. Although, it would be fun to see if Bannon can best his quadruple-layered attire and find out how many layers he can pile on at once.
What do you think of Bannon’s double collars? Let us know by tweeting us @YahooStyleCA.