Jeremy Corbyn's suit jacket has a hidden message and it's an iconic fashion moment

Louis Staples
Monday 02 December 2019 09:30
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Over his many years in the political spotlight, Jeremy Corbyn’s fashion game has been even less consistent than his views on Brexit.

When he became leader of the opposition, his favourite garm was a brown suit jacket that left a lot to be desired...

Then there was the tracksuit he was spotted wearing near his home, which his aides reportedly banned him from wearing outside the house.

Just as his fortunes have begun to improve in the polls, Corbyn’s fashion game has also stepped up a notch.

As the Labour leader took his general election campaign to Leeds, eagle-eyed onlookers noticed something special about his navy suit.

At first glance, Corbyn’s jacket appears to have red pinstripes, but on closer inspection, the words “For the many, not the few” (Labour's campaign slogan) can be seen running vertically through the fabric.

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Picture: Getty Images(Getty Images)

The Yorkshire Evening Post reports that the jacket was made by 38-year-old Bradford designer Imran Khan. Khan said he chose to make the jacket because he is a fan of the Labour leader.

Khan told the local paper that he guessed the Labour leader’s size – a 41 chest – from pictures alone, adding that he has plenty of metres of the “for the many” fabric and can make garments for anyone who might be behind the message. Though, for “the many” of us, the suit will cost £850.

People on social media couldn’t quite believe that Corbyn, after years of corduroy and knitwear, has somehow managed to make socialism chic.

Khan joins the growing number of designers throwing their support behind Labour’s general election campaign. i-D reported that Labour is winning the “merch war” this election, with the likes of Liam Hodges and Slowthai releasing pro-Labour hoodies, sweatshirts and tees.

It seems that socialism has never been so fashionable.

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