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Yes, Matt Lauer Has Always Worn a Choker

Matt Lauer claims he wore male chokers before everyone else. He is correct.

Matt Lauer in a choker Photo: Today

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This morning, the Today show featured a segment on the trend of men wearing chokers, which is more accurately described as the “trend” of ASOS putting chokers in its men’s section. It was then that one of the show’s 78 co-hosts, Matt Lauer, decided to unbutton his shirt and reveal that he’d actually been wearing one all along.

“They’re late to the game,” he said, referring to the British online retailer. “Because guys, I have been wearing a choker for years. I’m not kidding. For years.”

Matt Lauer may have sounded like he was kidding, but folks, Matt Lauer is correct.

Behold, February 22nd, 2015:

Photo: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images

January 18th, 2016:

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July 24th, 2015:

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January 1st, 1990:

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December 18th, 1997:

Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd./Getty Images

September 20th, 2007 (you can’t tell but he’s adjusting the choker that’s underneath his shirt):

Photo: Brad Barket/Getty Images

October 31st, 2016:

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October 30th, 2015:

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October 29th, 2004:

Photo: Gregory Pace/Getty Images

See? Matt Lauer would never lie to you.