North Korea leader, Kim Jong Un bans leather coats to stop citizen copying his look

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North Korea leader, Kim Jong Un bans leather coats to stop citizen copying his look

North Korea has reportedly banned people from wearing leather trench coats because dictatorial ruler Kim Jong-un doesn’t want his citizen dressing up like him.

 

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 due to imitations of leather trench coats, fashion police have reportedly 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.’

North Korea leader, Kim Jong Un bans leather coats to stop citizen copying his look

 

The outlet said knock-off versions of the coat first began…



Source: Linda Ikeji

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