Labour leader once wore a jumper knitted by his mum on TV, but he’s much snappier now. And his jacket is as political as his speeches
Spotted! Jeremy Corbyn makes a late-breaking bid for sartorial supremacy. On the campaign trail in Whitby, the Labour leader wore a bespoke suit featuring his motto, “For the many, not the few”, stitched into the red pinstripes.
Previously, Corbyn’s attitude to his own personal style has been unflinchingly utilitarian. In 1984, he said of parliament: “It’s 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.” Indeed, Corbyn’s favourite fashion labels have included salt of the earth staples such as Marks & Spencer (on the cover of GQ) and his mum (she knitted a biscuit-coloured jumper he once wore on Newsnight in the 1980s. “It’s very comfortable and perfect for the winter weather,” he said at the time).