The Stylish Evolution of Al Sharpton SHARE: Tweet Rev. Al Sharpton has worn many hats: minister, civil rights activist, raconteur, presidential candidate, SNL host and MSNBC anchor. But if it truly is the clothes that make the man, then let’s instead look at his keen sense of fashion through the years, rather than those professional hats. 1982: Reverend Al escorts the Godfather of Soul from the White House. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite 1983: Black Beetlejuice* argues with Tuxedo Dude. *@eScarry hat tip — AP Photo/Messer 1984: Sweater vest and handcuffs. AP Photo/Mario Cabrera 1984: Noteworthy not so much for his own style, but sandwiched between the King of Pop and Cowboy Hat Guy, Sharpton’s got game. AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler SEE ALSO: • The 40 Tightest Pants in Rock History • Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Jeans 1988: All white + medallion screams winner. AP Photo/Charles Wenzelberg 1988: ’80s Track Suit Sharpton happened often. AP Photo/Charles Wenzelberg 1988: Thumbs down for rape hoaxes. AP Photo/Charles Wenzelberg 1988: One solid color + medallion = 1988 Sharpton in a nutshell. AP Photo/Wilbur Funches 1989: Small bow tie, big hair. AP Photo/Jonathan Kirn We try never to paginate, but there are so many gems it helps with load times to do so. Click here for Page 2 — Patient Al, Trench Coat Mafia Sharpton and more. Follow Us SEE ALSO: • Watch Kate Upton, Bound in Leather, Cover Italian ‘Vogue’ • Oh God What Is This Pitiful F**k Chris Brown Wearing Now Pages: 1 2 MOST RECENT BY Slade Sohmer:Thanks, Obama: World Cup Draw Could Not Have Gone Worse For USAShirtless Germans Know How to Videobomb20 BestWorst Local News Moments In 2013: Cheeky Monkeys, Cat Interviews & More Slade Sohmer Slade Sohmer is editor-in-chief of HyperVocal and co-host of SiriusXM's daily "Politics Powered By Twitter" program. Tweet him at @SladeHV.