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
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.
If you zoom in on Jeremy Corbyn's suit, you can see red pinstripes stitched into the jacket with the motto ‘for the… https://t.co/0IMZpb7jqF
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.