July 30, 2012 at 1:43 PM ET
Sure, Ryan Lochte has abs as incredible as his lap times. But Matt Lauer is also doing his part to represent America in style...and now he's got the seal of approval from Esquire to prove it.
Kathie Lee and Hoda were already a-swoon over his Olympic anchor-chic last week, and now the magazine has joined in the love-fest. On Twitter, they gushed that Matt's London looks "make America proud." On their style blog, they went a step further, calling him "better dressed than any Olympian," praising his choice of snazzy Ermenegildo Zegna suits — "nice, cotton ones that make him look tan" — and bold decision to rock a saucy, Euro, tie-less look.
Although, to be fair, it would be pretty hard to do the 100-meter butterfly in a beautifully tailored blazer.
Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY.com contributor who is hard at work on a tweet about how Matt gets a gold in being bronze. Or something.