30 December 2013, 19:43

Pope Francis named Best Dressed Man of 2013 by Esquire magazine

Pope Francis named Best Dressed Man of 2013 by Esquire magazine

The magazine equates his simple robes with the style he has brought to the Catholic church since taking over in March: ‘His mode of dressing really does reflect the mindset behind it,’ says Evan Blackman, assistant professor of menswear design at FIT.

The magazine admits the decision is "unconventional."

The mag quotes Evan Blackman, assistant professor of menswear design at FIT as saying: "His mode of dressing really does reflect the mindset behind it. I remember when John Paul II was buried in those opulent red shoes, I thought that was very reflective of his approach to being a person functioning in a role."

Since becoming head of the Catholic Church last March, Pope Francis has not only won Time's coveted award, but it was also revealed that he was the most talked about human being on the Internet.

Despite the church still being beset by scandal, the Pope has won admirers for his humble approach, including gestures such hugging a man with tumors all over his body.

Voice of Russia, Esquire

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