08/09/2015 07:00 BST | Updated 08/09/2015 07:59 BST

How To Channel University Challenge's Kamil Shah Pleather Look (Or Lessons To Avoid)

Feathers were ruffled among the University Challenge lot after contestant Kamil Shah busted out with this pimp daddy number:

kamil shah

Was it the fact that it was pleather (plastic leather)? Was it the cheeky gold chain that reminded us of Joey Tribbiani's Buddy Bracelet?

Or maybe it was that University Challenge tends to be quite shirt and tie heavy like this:

shirt man

and this

suit and tie


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So is Shah a pioneer? Sadly not. We had a scrounge around on Instagram for other guys pulling off the look and this is what we found:

First the master of leather vest wearers, Mr Axl Rose...

Then there's keeping it intense and hench...

A good white shirt with a leather vest is actually pretty fly...

A photo posted by Pelechecoco (@pelechecoco) on

It's actually quite cool to upcycle...

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A photo posted by Terror (@terroroncrack) on

And Satan...

And remember, Zack from Saved By The Bell got there first...