Today is Columbus Day. Hopefully, you have the day off and are doing something fun like brewing your own beer or catching up on Game of Thrones. But how much do you know about Christopher Columbus himself?

You might recall that his boats were named the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria (even though they really weren’t or that he sailed the ocean blue in 1492. Less people are aware that he was also a style icon. While there are not many images of Columbus that exist, the above portrait by Sebastian del Piombo from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection provides a look into the style choices of the (sort of) founder of the new world.

Here are 5 style tips you can learn from Christopher Columbus:


1. Big Hats Are Cool.

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2. You Don’t Have To Be A Superhero To Wear A Cape.

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3. When In Doubt, Wear Black.

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4. Beware The Puffy Shirt.

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5. Trim Those Eyebrows.

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Justin Tejada is a writer and editor based in New York City. Follow him on Twitter at @just_tejada.