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Putin shows off yet more designer wear

Putin shows off yet more designer wear: After outrage over Russian President’s £10,000 jacket, high-fashion leader is also spotted wearing £8,800 watch and £605 trainers

  • Putin wore puffer jacket costing 25 times the nation’s average monthly wage at rally
  • He teamed the jacket with a £2,400 roll-neck sweater by Italian brand Kiton
  • Putin is also a fan of a £8,800 black Blancpain Grande Date Acqua Lung watch
  • He has also been spotted in a £605 pair of Loro Piana suede trim trainers

While Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has become famous for his khaki green T-shirt, his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin chose a £10,000 Loro Piana jacket for his appearance at a stadium rally last week.

With Russia feeling the impact of sanctions, it is unclear which of Putin’s aides thought it wise for him to don a coat costing 25 times the nation’s average monthly wage.

Putin, who teamed the puffer jacket with a £2,400 roll-neck sweater by Italian brand Kiton, told 200,000 people inside Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium that his invasion of Ukraine was to defend the ‘universal values’ of all Russians.

While Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has become famous for his khaki green T-shirt, his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin chose a £10,000 Loro Piana jacket for his appearance at a stadium rally last week

Pictured: Putin in gym gear at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi in 2015

Pictured: Putin in gym gear at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi in 2015

The high-fashion leader is also a fan of a £8,800 black Blancpain Grande Date Aqua Lung watch (pictured)

The high-fashion leader is also a fan of a £8,800 black Blancpain Grande Date Aqua Lung watch (pictured)

The high-fashion leader is also a fan of a £8,800 black Blancpain Grande Date Aqua Lung watch, and has been spotted in a £605 pair of Loro Piana suede trim sneakers.

One critic wrote on Twitter: ‘While Russian people are fighting for food in stores, Putin addressed Russians wearing a Loro Piana jacket worth 1.5million roubles.’

Putin’s physique looked bulky during the speech, sparking speculation he was wearing a bullet-proof jacket under the coat. There were also claims that much of the crowd were paid or coerced to be there.

By contrast, President Zelensky’s decision to opt for a T-shirt has forged a connection with Ukrainians – although not everyone is pleased. 

After Zelensky’s recent appearance via videolink before the US Congress, economist Peter Schiff, who once stood as a Republican senator candidate, tweeted: ‘I understand times are hard, but doesn’t the President own a suit?’

Putin has been spotted in a £605 pair of Loro Piana suede trim sneakers (pictured)

 Putin has been spotted in a £605 pair of Loro Piana suede trim sneakers (pictured)

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