Women’s Wear Daily Gives Ben Bernanke’s Style An A-

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke may have had a rough go of it lately, but he’s apparently killing it in his closet every morning. Trade bible Women’s Wear Daily highlighted Bernanke in their recurring “Man of the Week” feature, lauding the former Princeton professor for even-handed style and the way his suit finds a “good balance between strong and not overpowering.”

The lynchpin of his exacting look may, however, be his stripe-y tie, which they call “collegeiate yet conversational — the mix of patterns adds a chic-ness factor.” Too true.

It wasn’t straight As for Bernanke across the board, though. The beard got a big fat F for fail — it’s “a little Santa Claus-y”, you see — and his shoes snagged something around a C. (He is wearing a pair, after all.)

Take a look below and tell us what you think of Bernanke’s style. How would you grade it?

Check out WWD’s coverage of Rupert Murdoch’s most recent News Corp. conference call here.

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