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    Style Icon? World's Richest Man Jeff Bezos Ridiculed Over His Wardrobe Choices

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    The New York Times has published a piece on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, calling him a “full-fledged style icon” – the description has garnered much attention, with fellow media outlets trying to prove the newspaper wrong.

    The New York Times prepared a wide selection of images featuring Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos, the richest man in modern history, to boost his title of a style icon.

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    According to the NYT, Bezos is offering a “new kind of image of a tech titan” amid “the uncertain status of the gray T-shirt-and-hoodie proponent Mark Zuckerberg” and as an “alternative to the Hollywood velvets of Elon Musk and the folksiness of Tim Cook.”

    While the media outlet pointed out to a landmark evolution in style, The Outline editor Paris Martineau took to sarcasm to address the piece.

    Her colleagues from Mashable mirrored her comments in a separate piece, entitled “No, Jeff Bezos is not a style icon,” reminding readers of his somewhat questionable wardrobe choices.

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    For instance, this fleece jacket…

    …or a T-shirt which “is no longer solely reserved for tools”…

    …and his cargo shorts:

    Jack Morse, the author of the Mashable piece, concluded, “I don't know how you manage to one-up style icons like Audrey Hepburn and Joey Ramone at the same time, but this man and his vest surely just did.”

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    The remarks made by fellow journalists seemed to have found approval on social media platforms, with many netizens poking fun at Bezos’ title and saying he’s “definitely not a style icon”:

    In July, the Amazon founder became the richest man in history after his wealth climbed from $120 billion to $150 billion over the past six months, having topped Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates.

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