Photos of famous men and male celebrities have been in magazines since the days of Clark Gable and Kirk Douglas. Some things never change, but with the invention of the Web these photos of shirtless guys are even more popular now. Especially with mega celebs like Brad Pitt, Channing Tatum and Ryan Gosling.

Ryan Gosling Topless

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s semi-naked poses while riding horses has become something of an Internet Meme. And President Obama frolicking in the Pacific Ocean on Hawaii has generated internet gawkers as well. The Huffington Post even published a slideshow of other American presidents casually photographed on vacation in their bathing suits with no shirts on. As world leaders, these men must have the confidence to be scrutinized by the public, even when they are half naked. Do you feel that confident without your shirt on? Does your husband or boyfriend feel confident going shirtless at the pool or beach?