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North Korea has banned people from wearing leather coats, to remain the preserve of leader Kim Jong-un, according to the British newspaper, “Daily Mail”.
The source explained that Kim wore a leather coat and appeared in it for the first time about two years ago, becoming popular among the North Korean elite, who were keen to imitate the “leader’s fashion” and show his loyalty to him.
But recently, “fake” leather coats have spread among the general public, causing the North Korean authorities to intervene.
A source told Radio Free Asia: “The police say that wearing counterfeit and non-original clothes is not a good fashion to compete with the higher authority.”
He added: “They have instructed citizens not to wear leather coats. Only the party has the power to decide who can wear them.”
Kim Jong Un first appeared in a leather coat in December 2019. Kim’s sister, Yoo Jong, and some prominent women were also seen in the leather coat, according to Sky News Arabia.