(NEW YORK) — Pope Francis continues to amass the end-of-year media awards. Esquire magazine has named the Catholic leader the “Best Dressed Man of 2013.”
Esquire cited the pope’s “Black shoes and unadorned, simplistic regalia” as an “outward acknowledgment of his progressive orthodoxy.”
Francis’ style is in sharp contrast to his predecessors, including Pope Benedict XVI, who wore designer red shoes and a flashy gold cross.
The fashion award for the pope comes on the heels of TIME magazine and The Advocate both electing him “Person of the Year.”
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Paul Cruickshank and Michael Pearson, CNN