Newly-elected Pope Francis is now known for his sense of style on top of his unconventional and progressive views, having received the title of Esquire magazine's 'Best Dressed Man of 2013.' Although the magazine admitted that its selection was a bit "unconventional," it explained that the Pope's sense of style has "signaled a new era (and for many, renewed hope) for the Catholic Church." Most notable is Francis's choice to eliminate the red shoes typically worn by previous popes. Instead, Francis has opted for a black pair and has selected the least decadent Papal ring. Ann Pellegrini, New York University's Associate Professor of Performance Studies & Religious Studies told Esquire, "The humility of his garments offers a way to visibly display his theological and material concerns for the poor. This Holy Roman emperor really does have new clothes."