Update from North Korea.
Kim Jong Un has now banned leather coats.
This is to stop citizens from stealing his look.
NEW: Kim Jong Un bans leather coats to stop citizens from copying his look – Daily Mail pic.twitter.com/tQ13O9xudq
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) November 25, 2021
North Korea has banned people from wearing leather trench coats after the fashion item became a favourite of dictatorial ruler Kim Jong-un, it has been claimed.
First worn by Kim in 2019, the coat became popular among the North Korean elite who were keen to show their loyalty to the Supreme Leader and who could afford real leather.
But recently, knock-off imitations have proliferated and fashion police have now been deployed to shut down merchants selling them and take them off people amid fears it cheapens Kim’s look and undermines his authority.
‘[Police] say that wearing clothes designed to look like the Highest Dignity’s is an ‘impure trend to challenge the authority of the Highest Dignity,’ a source told Radio Free Asia, using a common honorific to refer to Kim.
They instructed the public not to wear leather coats, because it is part of the party’s directive to decide who can wear them.’
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