You could ask a lot of things but why does Steve Bannon wear 2 shirts? Let’s take a moment to contemplate one of life’s great mysteries.

You can tell a great deal about somebody from the way they dress but sometimes it can be much more difficult to determine what fashion suggests.

In the case of Steve Bannon, this is arguably the case.

The 66-year-old former Trump adviser is making headlines at the moment and The Guardian reports that he has been arrested and charged with fraud over the “We Build the Wall” campaign.

The source notes that he received more than $1 million, with some of the sum allegedly used to pay personal expenses.

He has since been released on bail and we suspect the mass attention is making him sweat. Well, that and the fact he tends to wear two shirts….

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Steve Bannon: A man of many layers

Some have pointed out the fact that Steve doubles up on his shirts and this is hardly a new thing.

Back in 2017, The Guardian reported that he was wearing a black shirt under another black shirt while appearing on CBS’s 60 Minutes… complete with a blazer, of course!

They also note that he was seen earlier that year wearing two black shirts yet again while attending the Conservative Political Action Conference. Additionally, two overshirts were worn while hosting a radio show at SiriusXM and he was spotted sporting two shirts, a jacket and coat while visiting Donald Trump’s Bedminster golf club.

Images of Steve dressed in double are easy to find, but what people really want to know is why he does it.

After all, there must be a reason, right?

Why does Steve Bannon wear 2 shirts?

  • There is no concrete answer to why Steve Bannon wears multiple shirts but there are some possible explanations which arguably hold weight.

As noted by The Guardian, Joshua Green – who wrote the book on Bannon – responded when asked about the wardrobe choice: “I’ve never been able to figure it out. I don’t have any idea. It’s the weirdest sartorial style I have ever encountered.”

On the other hand, Hello Giggles addresses that it has been labelled as “beachwear”, while they admit this does seem an odd tag.

However, they also add that some argue it was a stylistic choice Steve may have adopted at his military prep school in Virginia, Benedictine College Preparatory.

Whether that’s true or not is uncertain. The real truth is that only Steve truly knows why he layers up. There’s no denying that it certainly makes him stand out though; perhaps it’s to create a sense of mystery?

If so, mission accomplished.

Serving up Steve’s shirts on Twitter

As you’d expect, many have long flocked to Twitter to address Steve’s unusual wardrobe and weigh in their thoughts.

Of course, a fair few jokes have been thrown in.

Check out a selection of tweets:

In other news, when is Betty Broderick next up for parole?