Bernie Sanders means many things to many people, but very few regard him as a fashion icon.
In fact, with his disheveled hair and loose-fitting shirts, one might say Bernie’s success has come IN SPITE of his typical disregard for fashion.
But to his closest supporters, it’s just one more thing to love about him.
At a recent town hall in Iowa, one Iowan pointed something out.
“Bernie, I noticed your suit, and I made a comment on Facebook about what people wear and how you notice the racial or class divide in people. I’m sorry, but an Armani suit is about $2,000 and you look like you’re wearing about $250 worth of J.C. Penney.”
The clip of Sanders’s reply went viral thanks to his candid response.
“you look like you're wearing about $250 worth of JC Penney”
"Actually, it is Kohl's," Sanders says.
— Alex Thompson (@AlxThomp) September 23, 2019
The voter clearly preferred Bernie’s thriftiness to Trump’s lavishness.
“…no one I know has a $250 million boat like Donald Trump, nobody eats a $700 plate of food every day, and nobody has a $2,000 suit, and nobody wants one. He’s ridiculous.”
Twitter loved Bernie’s hot take on fashion!
What an absolute power move
— Richard Dean (@Richard03641336) September 23, 2019
I love me some Bernie! #BernieWearsKohls 💕
— Nate Silver Calls Me ‘Residue’ (@noreallyhowcome) September 23, 2019
Bernie’s gonna save the economy w Kohl’s cash https://t.co/hvfNxNu6Vl
— extremely loud and incredibly high (@leash_kid_) September 23, 2019
Bernie knows how to make a dollar count, that much is certain.
Pretty sure a complete male clothing ensemble wouldn't cost anywhere near $250, including socks, shoes and briefs.
— Yvonne (@roxivan) September 23, 2019
Haven't felt compelled to say this until now. Bernie has just become a little more likable.
— (((Howard Forman))) (@thehowie) September 23, 2019
Bernie and Kohls are an all-star connection.
I can't believe Bernie sold out to big Kohl
— 𝗕𝗲𝗻, censored lefty (@bendashper) September 23, 2019
Spending $50 on a Streisand concert T-shirt on the other hand…
— Pollsterdamus: Mad-Lib (& generally missing info!) (@Pollsterdamus) September 23, 2019
Many people understood Bernie’s appeal even more after watching the video.
OK, with answers like that, I can start to see why some people love him.
— Rob Staeger (@robstaeger) September 23, 2019
Gotta get that kohl’s cash
— Star Fox (@MrChew3131) September 23, 2019
Ballin' on a budget.
— Tuba Toofpaste – Amazon FC Ambassador (@TubaToofpaste) September 23, 2019
Bernie isn’t going to change for anyone.
What a guy.🥰
( But I really love my JC Penney )
— Justine ♒ 🔥 (@1Dussy) September 24, 2019
That is pretty hilarious, I'll give you that.
— SnallyGaster (@bigg_matthew) September 23, 2019
So if you’re ever trying to get that classic “Bernie Sanders” look, remember that Kohl’s is the place to go!
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