A Look Back At Joe Biden's Suited-Up Style Through The Years

We know all about his affinity for aviator sunglasses, but upon further investigation, the Democratic nominee has shown off his style in subtle yet consistent ways.
Joe Biden on the metro liner in September 1988. 
Joe Biden on the metro liner in September 1988. 

Joe Biden has made headlines for what he’s chosen to wear as of late ― a face mask. It shouldn’t be newsworthy to do what is right and respectful of others, but alas, here we are.

The Democratic presidential nominee and his outfits have been in the public eye for many years, and all this talk about face masks got us thinking about other, more fashionable and less functional pieces he has worn over the years.

We know all about his affinity for aviator sunglasses, but upon further investigation, Biden has shown off his style in subtle yet consistent ways.

His tie game has long been on point, likewise the tailoring on his suits and fit on his baseball hats. He’s not what we would call a fashion icon, but rather someone who knows not to fix something that’s not broken ― and fits well.

Below, a look back at Joe Biden’s style through the years.

1972
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Joe Biden leaving work at the Senate from Union Station in Washington, D.C., in 1972.
1973
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Joe Biden in 1973.
1974
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Joe Biden filming a segment marking the bicentennial of the American Revolution on Aug. 12, 1974.
1979
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Joe Biden at a press conference in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 9, 1979.
1987
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Joe and Jill Biden after announcing his candidacy for president in Wilimington, Delaware, on June 9, 1987.
1988
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Joe Biden at the Senate office in Washington, D.C., in 1988.
1988
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Joe Biden outside of Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C., on March 24, 1988.
1990
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Joe Biden outside the "Meet the Press" studios in Washington, D.C., on March 18, 1990.
1993
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Joe Biden at the Sarajevo Airport in Bosnia on April 9, 1993.
1995
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Joe Biden outside the White House on Feb. 10, 1995.
1998
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Joe Biden walking through a subway station in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 16, 1998.
1999
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Joe Biden and senator Fritz Hollings walk through the Senate building in 1999.
2000
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Joe Biden in 2000.
2003
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Joe Biden speaking about the introduction of a bill to curb bioterrorism and the worldwide spread of infectious diseases on April 10, 2003.
2007
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Joe Biden on the campaign trail in Antrim, New Hampshire, on July 6, 2007.
2008
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Joe Biden on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" in New York City on Oct. 16, 2008.
2008
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Joe Biden at a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 25, 2008.
2008
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Joe Biden outside of the Senate in Washington, D.C., on May 22, 2008.
2009
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Joe Biden throwing out the first pitch on opening day at Camden Yards in Baltimore on April 6, 2009.
2009
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Joe Biden at a Habitat for Humanity volunteer event in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19. 2009.
2010
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Joe Biden arrives in Baghdad on Aug. 30, 2010.
2014
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Joe Biden at the Latino Victory Project Rally in Miami on Nov. 2, 2014.
2015
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Joe Biden at the White House on Sept. 4, 2015.
2015
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Joe Biden at the Allegheny County Labor Day Parade in Pittsburgh on Sept. 7, 2015.
2016
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Joe Biden at the Oscars in Hollywood on Feb. 28, 2016.
2017
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Joe Biden at the Tony Awards in New York City on June 11, 2017.
2020
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Joe Biden on "Meet the Press" in Las Vegas on Feb. 15, 2020.
2020
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Joe Biden at a campaign rally in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 7, 2020.