Bad News For Those Who Want To Imitate Kim Jong Un Fashion – 2oceansvibe News

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Bad News For Those Who Want To Imitate Kim Jong Un Fashion - 2oceansvibe News

Side note – we are less than a month away from the release of The Matrix Resurrections, so expect trench coats to be all the rage again soon.

One of the benefits of living in a dictatorship is that you can act on a whim, and it appears the Supreme Leader has done just that.

North Korean authorities have allegedly moved to ban residents wearing leather trench coats, saying it is disrespectful to emulate the fashion choices of the country’s leader Kim Jong Un…

Newsweek reports:

Story Highlights

  • Neo from The Matrix may have made the black trench coat famous, but Kim Jong Un has perfected it.

  • Anyway, your man Kim in North Korea isn’t too keen on his minions cramping his style.

Although leather jackets have been seen in Korean films since at least the early 2000s, Kim first appeared on television wearing a leather trench coat in 2019. They have been popular in the country ever since…

Image: AP

Initially, real leather coats were imported from China and were bought by North Korea’s elite, before coat makers imported fake leather and manufactured them domestically at a cut price. I will add leather jackets to my list of North Korean no-nos along with smuggling in Squid Game.

Even at a knockoff price the jackets are well beyond the reach of your average North Korean citizen. A fake leather coat can cost around 80 000 won. The average North Korean monthly salary in 2018 was around 4 000 won.

Leather coats really rose in prominence after Jong Un wore one during a military parade in January, as did his sister Kim Yo Jong. The news comes too late for people who already forked out for a jacket:

Image: Reuters “The police respond to the complaints, saying that wearing clothes designed to look like the Highest Dignity’s is an ‘impure trend to challenge the authority of the Highest Dignity.’ They instructed the public not to wear leather coats, because it is part of the party’s directive to decide who can wear them,” the person said.

“Young men protest, saying they bought the coats with their own money and there is no reason to take them away,” said the source. Pyongsong recently started confiscating the coats from sellers and those wearing them in public.