Bill Clinton Moonlighting as a Nolita Dirtbag Just Feels Right
The former commander-in-chief is the most recent victim to fall prey to the knitted allure of Aimé Leon Dore
At first glance, it might be disconcerting to learn that 42nd President of the United States of America, William Jefferson Clinton, is a certified clout chaser. The former commander-in-chief was caught wearing coveted hypebeast brand Aimé Leon Dore’s Molina Breakfast Sweater in a video update after being released from a California Hospital following an infection unrelated to COVID-19.
The news has hit some circles hard. Popular podcast and meme account Throwing Fits posted about the spectacle in typically offensive, irreverent fashion, as did local NYC treasure @Nolitadirtbag. On Reddit, one user commented, “This is the clearest sign that we are ever going to get that we are living in a simulation.”
Perhaps shockingly, I don’t find myself having flashbacks to the “How do you do, fellow kids? ” meme. Regardless of whether Old Billy or his far hipper daughter Chelsea pulled the trigger on the $395 sweater, the man wears the damn thing like a champ. And what, if not an overhyped yet tasteful knit, is a surer sign of aging gracefully than what Bill’s got going on? The ex-prez has always been a smooth operator in the clothing department, with an eye for subtle flexes and subverting expectations. His whole suave-southern-slimebag persona is frankly more or less a corner of drippy dressing nowadays.
It should also be noted that this isn’t Slick Willy’s first run-in with high-end streetwear. No. 42 was photographed inside the faux-chic KITH store in 2018, dabbling with some Japanese label trousers.
So no, we will not shame the president for wanting to look like a 24-year-old who hangs out at Noah NY and, despite appearances, hasn’t kickflipped a day in his life. After all, who could blame him for lusting after his younger days? We will, however, be picking up that sweater. It’s a miracle it hasn’t sold out already.
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