Publié le 19/04/2017
Mis à jour le 19/04/2017
"[Politics] is not a fashion parade, it's not a gentleman's club, it's not a banker's institute, it's a place where the people are represented."
That's what Jeremy Corbyn said in 1984 during an interview with Newsnight as he wore a shirt from Co-op and a "comfortable" jumper his mum knitted. Fast forward three decades and his sartorial selections are a topic hot on the lips of leading politicians and fashion magazine editors alike.
Unbeknown to the leftist leader, anti-fashion is the new cool-kid form of self-expression. With ugly shoes, anoraks and 'relaxed', 'crumpled' and 'loose' clothing firmly in the wardrobes of the vogue masses, the coup-magnet's outfits are more fashionable than ever. Even Corbyn-induced Lenin caps are appealing to the country's yoots as much as his policies are.
Although some claim his "sloppy style is disrespectful to voters", us young'uns think it's actually fair game that the Labour legend has a style that's stolen a thousand hearts and many a broadsheet discussion. After all, when a dress code is as divisive and discernible as Jezza's, it means something's going right.
It's that Holloway Road style that made David Cameron so jealous he launched a squad vs squad style spat in the Commons during PMQs that only made Corbo's 'improper' suit and 'undone' tie even more fash.
With those slightly-too-baggy jackets, Breton caps, cycling Lycra and all brown everything it might even be appropriate to call the lefty a menswear maverick at this point. And seeing as many other politicians don't have any sort of style at all, he's on to something. One who can revolt fashionably can revolt well.
The Labour leader has been spotted multiple times rocking a beige Ralph Lauren Harrington jacket. Corbyn has donned the style staple made famous by 60s Hollywood icons like Elvis Presley and James Dean and later appropriated by mods to various important events like the “Love Islington” anti-racism rally in London’s Highbury Fields and whilst on holiday at Hadrian's Wall.
He may not be or ever have been a mod, but Corbyn looks really good in a Harrington.
Picture of Jeremy Corbyn wearing a Harrington here. Theresa May wears shit shoes pic.twitter.com/o4L1ITUqrH— Jay-W (@jwelch1993) October 1, 2016
Oversized blazers not overfilled banker's pockets
The only trend to come out of 2010 that didn't make me want to vomit can be defined in one simple word: oversized. Our man Jeremy has nailed oversized, by opting to buy every garment he owns just one size too large for his figure.
He was hipster before job seeker's was cool
There's no label more hipster atm than having 'sOcIaLiSt' scribbled across your Instagram bio. And despite what you've read on those alt style sites you constantly have open in a tab, the voice of reason that brought socks and pool sliders (aka hipster heel heaven) to our wardrobes was the political outsider – not Cara Delevingne, Grimes or even that off-duty guide in the Sunday supplement. It was Jeremy 'doesn't even wear adidas' Corbyn. And he wears his with socks like a true hipster hero.
Breton caps > benefit caps
Everyone needs a style signature. Putting fisherman/Breton/Lenin caps before any kind of benefit cap, Corbyn's signature flat cap proves time and time again that hats are as humble as socialism, along with pretty fucking dapper. If only all the boys I know wore these and life would be a happy place to be.
I'll avoid saying Corbyn sexes it up in his cycling Lycra, but he's always been way ahead of season – the man has been biking around London since day. While proving he'd rather put his MP allowance to better use than a chauffeur, his sense of worth just makes him that more stylish. And reverses any clothing rule-breakage that grey Lycra suit ensued.
Brown a la mode
Instead of trying to brown-nose his revolting Labour MPs, Corbyn does brown, paired with cinnamon, accessorising with mahoganey. The rumours are true that the socialist socialite has always had a passion for clothing in the colour of chocolate – whether it's an ochre shirt, auburn suit or beige 'shacket'. He's found his colour and stuck with it. And he looks very pretty in brown.
Keeping true to his socialist roots, Jeremy makes sure to give all the items in his wardrobe equal opportunities to get out and about and experience life on his frame. His downtime clothes don't only feature some pretty sweet graphic tees you might see in the best vintage markets, but that signature shade of milky brown. Twice. This is true democracy for the disillusioned.
Shade on shade
When Corbz isn't throwing shade at the Tories in the Commons, he's doing colour-blocking. A classic style secret done with a twist, the Labourite can pair a simple blouson with a lightweight jacket of the same colour forming the most blissful of style statements that'd do Yeezy Season 2 proud. If that doesn't scream future prime minister, nothing does.
He's not afraid to experiment
Just as the Robin Hood-esque angel is keen on deliberating alternative policies that go against the grain, he doesn't mind swapping out his style staples for something a little more... adventurous sometimes. So when he agreed to don a gangster white fur coat on Channel 4's The Last Leg he didn't end up just looking swish – he confirmed he's the tolerant, tailored treasure we need.
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