Rev. Al Sharpton has worn many hats: minister, civil rights activist, raconteur, presidential candidate, SNL host and MSNBC anchor. But if it truly is the clothes that make the man, then let’s instead look at his keen sense of fashion through the years, rather than those professional hats.
1982: Reverend Al escorts the Godfather of Soul from the White House.
1983: Black Beetlejuice* argues with Tuxedo Dude.
*@eScarry hat tip — AP Photo/Messer
1984: Sweater vest and handcuffs.
1984: Noteworthy not so much for his own style, but sandwiched between the King of Pop and Cowboy Hat Guy, Sharpton’s got game.
1988: All white + medallion screams winner.
1988: ’80s Track Suit Sharpton happened often.
1988: Thumbs down for rape hoaxes.
1988: One solid color + medallion = 1988 Sharpton in a nutshell.
1989: Small bow tie, big hair.