Clothing: “Grumpy chic”: Sanders outfit goes viral

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“Grumpy chic”: Sanders outfit goes viral

The US Senator Bernie Sanders wears gloves during the inauguration of the new president in front of the Capitol. Photo: Saul Loeb / Pool AFP / AP / dpa

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The sky was blue, but it was cold when Joe Biden was inaugurated. The guests had dressed accordingly. One Senator from Vermont stood out in particular.

Practical winter jacket and eye-catching knitted gloves: Somehow Bernie Sanders did not want to fit into the setting of the inauguration of US President Joe Biden.

On Wednesday, the Vermont senator caused a lot of talk with his outfit choice – and a small Internet hit.

The media described the choice of clothes – paired with Sanders’ sitting posture with folded arms – as “grumpy chic” (lousy style). After a very short time, countless photo montages were circulating on Twitter, showing Sanders in all possible – and impossible – situations.

It’s not the first time that Sanders has caused a stir in this way. The knitted gloves achieved fame about a year ago at an appearance by the politician, who at that time was still running as a candidate in the Democratic primary against the eventual winner Joe Biden. Made from recycled sweaters and old plastic bottles, as the Los Angeles Times reports, the hand warmers even managed to get their own Twitter account. Under the title @BerniesMittens (Bernies Mittens), the most beautiful appearances of the gloves can be admired there to this day.

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