Last week's presidential debate was as wild as ever, but instead of the spotlight being on the two nominees, a new hero emerged: Ken Bone. He stole the nation's hearts with a poignant question about the environment, all whilst being the most huggable character to grace the CNN stage.

A little background: Ken is a loving husband residing in Belleville, a small town in southern Illinois, and works in a coal plant. A perfect addition to the sweet character we have all made up and who is in all of our Instagram meme feeds. Unfortunately though, Ken Bone is not the vision of purity we all dreamt of.

It has recently been discovered that he was unsurprisingly too good to be true. He left a trail of unfortunate Reddit comments on NSFW porn, speaking in a way the Ken Bone memes never would. Regarding the leaked celebrity photo scandal back in 2014, he commented on Jennifer Lawrence's photos, "I saw her buttonhole and I liked it." This comment was one of his more minor offenses. He also commented on the case of Trayvon Martin, stating that his killing was justified.

The media created Ken Bone as quickly as they began to tear him down. We created someone who was not real and now we get to see the real person, who is simply not what we wanted. As with every meme, though, regardless of the scandal, Ken Bone will be relevant until Halloween, and after that everyone will forget.

So if you do want that American sweetheart look for your costume this year, the ingredients are simple:

1. Cable knit pullover red sweater

Merino Wool Quarter Zip in Rio Red
By Bobby Jones
$225
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/wind-1-4-zip-pullover/4242799?origin=category-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=RIO%20RED

2. White dress shirt with white tie underneath

Traditional Fit Button-Down Collar Dress Shirt in White
By Brooks Brothers
$80
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Traditional-Fit-Button-Down-Collar-Dress-Shirt/001E,default,pd.html

Microfibre Skinny Tie in Off White

By Le Château
$25
http://www.lechateau.com/style/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=346966&selectedColor=Off%20White

3. Sensible pleated khakis

Relaxed Fit Pleated Khaki Pants in Oyster
By Eddie Bauer
$75
http://www.eddiebauer.com/product/men-39-s-performance-dress-comfort-waist-pleated-khaki-pants-relaxed-fit/10307214/_/A-ebSku_0035214100001046__10307214_catalog10002_en__US?showProducts=111&color=485

4. Comfortable brown loafers

Classic Moc II Venetian Loafer in Coffee Leather
By ECCO
$150
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/ecco-classic-moc-ii-venetian-loafer-men/4123946

5. Thicc moustache - crop just one out!

Feeling Groovy Moustache
By Party City
$5
http://www.partycity.ca/product/feeling+groovy+moustaches.do?from=Search&navSet=moustache&bypass_redirect=1

6. Glasses that are slightly too small for your face

Versace Rectangle Eyeglasses VE1236
By Versace
$240
http://www.lenscrafters.com/lc-us/versace/8053672551204

Last week’s presidential debate was as wild as ever, but instead of the spotlight being on the two nominees, a new hero emerged: Ken Bone. He stole the nation’s hearts with a poignant question about the environment, all whilst being the most huggable character to grace the CNN stage.

 

A little background: Ken is a loving husband residing in Belleville, a small town in southern Illinois, and works in a coal plant. A perfect addition to the sweet character we have all made up and who is in all of our Instagram meme feeds. Unfortunately though, Ken Bone is not the vision of purity we all dreamt of.

 

It has recently been discovered that he was unsurprisingly too good to be true. He left a trail of unfortunate Reddit comments on NSFW porn, speaking in a way the Ken Bone memes never would. Regarding the leaked celebrity photo scandal back in 2014, he commented on Jennifer Lawrence’s photos, “I saw her buttonhole and I liked it.” This comment was one of his more minor offenses. He also commented on the case of Trayvon Martin, stating that his killing was justified.

 

The media created Ken Bone as quickly as they began to tear him down. We created someone who was not real and now we get to see the real person, who is simply not what we wanted. As with every meme, though, regardless of the scandal, Ken Bone will be relevant until Halloween, and after that everyone will forget.

 

So if you do want that American sweetheart look for your costume this year, the ingredients are simple:

 

1. Cable knit pullover red sweater

 

Merino Wool Quarter Zip in Rio Red

By Bobby Jones

$225

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/wind-1-4-zip-pullover/4242799?origin=category-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=RIO%20RED

 

2. White dress shirt with white tie underneath

 

Traditional Fit Button-Down Collar Dress Shirt in White

By Brooks Brothers

$80  

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Traditional-Fit-Button-Down-Collar-Dress-Shirt/001E,default,pd.html

 
 

Microfibre Skinny Tie in Off White

 

By Le Château

$25

http://www.lechateau.com/style/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=346966&selectedColor=Off%20White

 

3. Sensible pleated khakis

 

Relaxed Fit Pleated Khaki Pants in Oyster

By Eddie Bauer

$75

http://www.eddiebauer.com/product/men-39-s-performance-dress-comfort-waist-pleated-khaki-pants-relaxed-fit/10307214/_/A-ebSku_0035214100001046__10307214_catalog10002_en__US?showProducts=111&color=485

 

4. Comfortable brown loafers

 

Classic Moc II Venetian Loafer in Coffee Leather

By ECCO

$150

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/ecco-classic-moc-ii-venetian-loafer-men/4123946

 

5. Thicc moustache - crop just one out!

 

Feeling Groovy Moustache

By Party City

$5

http://www.partycity.ca/product/feeling+groovy+moustaches.do?from=Search&navSet=moustache&bypass_redirect=1

 

6. Glasses that are slightly too small for your face

 

Versace Rectangle Eyeglasses VE1236

By Versace

$240

http://www.lenscrafters.com/lc-us/versace/8053672551204

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