Happy 45th Birthday, Justin Trudeau! You’re A Zoomer Now

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Our prime minister celebrates his 45th birthday on Christmas Day. To celebrate, we take a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

When Canada ushered in Justin Trudeau as their next prime minister in 2015, his fashion sense was, much like the Obamas’, closely scrutinized the world over.

Of course, this is partly because he is young, handsome and athletic (words not often associated with leaders of nations), but it’s also because of his pedigree.

His late father, former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, was himself a man of considerable style—some might even call him flamboyant, as he was prone to looks that involved cravats and rakish fedoras. (Well, it was the 1970s, after all.) His mother, Maggie, is also known for her unbridled sense of style and fun, so it definitely runs in the family.

Today, as we wish our prime minister a happy birthday, we take a fun, nostalgic look back at how a much-younger Justin measures up to his current fashion smarts.

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Trudeau boys: Justin, 7, holds the hand of younger brother Sacha, 5, as they head to school in Montreal.
Justin Trudeau, son of the late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, leaves the church his new bride Sophie Gregoire after their marriage ceremony in Montreal Saturday, May 28, 2005.(CP PHOTO/Ryan Remiorz)
Justin Trudeau leaves the church with his new bride, Sophie Gregoire, after their marriage ceremony in Montreal on Saturday, May 28, 2005.
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Sophie Gregoire and Justin Trudeau arrive at the "Midnight's Children" Premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 9, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
Sophie Gregoire and Justin Trudeau arrive at the Midnight’s Children premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 9, 2012 in Toronto, Canada.
Liberal MP Justin Trudeau stands during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, November 21, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Liberal MP Justin Trudeau stands during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, November 21, 2011.
Liberal leadership candidate Justin Trudeau walks down the street after speaking with The Canadian Press, Thursday, April 11, 2013 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Liberal leadership candidate Justin Trudeau walks down the street after speaking with The Canadian Press, Thursday, April 11, 2013 in Ottawa.
TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 22: Liberal Party of Canada's leadership candidate, Justin Trudeau, delivers a speech and then shakes hands at the Reviving Islamic Spirit Conference in Toronto. on Dec 22 2012.(Vince Talotta/Toronto Star)
Liberal Party of Canada’s leadership candidate, Justin Trudeau, delivers a speech and then shakes hands at the Reviving Islamic Spirit Conference in Toronto on Dec. 22 2012.
Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, from left, Thomas "Tom" Mulcair, leader of the New Democratic Party, and Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, Canada's prime minister, stand for a photograph prior to the second leaders' debate in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. The debate pits Harper and his Conservative Party's program of tax cuts and spending restraint against the Liberal Party's Trudeau who is pledging to raise taxes on the highest earners and Mulcair of the New Democratic Party who advocates increasing levies on corporations. Photographer: Ben Nelms/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, from left, Tom Mulcair, then-leader of the New Democratic Party, and Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, Canada’s then-prime minister, stand for a photograph prior to the second leaders’ debate in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015.
Liberal leader and incoming prime minister Justin Trudeau makes his way to the stage with wife Sophie Gregoire at Liberal party headquarters in Montreal early Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Liberal leader and incoming prime minister Justin Trudeau makes his way to the stage with wife Sophie Gregoire at Liberal party headquarters in Montreal early Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015.
US President Barack Obama (R), Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (2nd R) and their wives Michelle Obama (2nd L) and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau (L) pose u[pon the Trudeau's arrival for a State Dinner in their honor at the White House in Washington, DC, on March 10, 2016. / AFP / Nicholas Kamm (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama (R), Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (2nd R) and their wives Michelle Obama (2nd L) and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau (L) pose upon the Trudeau’s arrival for a State Dinner in their honour at the White House in Washington, DC, on March 10, 2016.
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Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire greet Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George and Princess Charlotte at the airport in Victoria, BC on September 24, 2016.