- North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un does not want people to copy his fashion choices
- He has imposed a total ban on leather coats to prevent people from emulating him in an effort to keep his style
- Police have been roaming the streets seizing leather coats from citizens and retailers in the clampdown
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has banned his citizens from wearing leather coats.
This is because he wants to stop people from copying his style. The leader is serious with his ban and has had police patrolling the streets of the country seizing jackets from citizens and retailers.
Radio Free Asia reported that the leather coat ban came into effect after people began copying the supreme leader's fashion.
Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong, was seen wearing a leather coat earlier this year leading to a spike in the clothing items popularity.
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Real leather is hard to come by in North Korea and demands a high price, synthetic leather is markedly cheaper.
The leather coats had been a popular clothing item for a long time in North Korea until Kim Jong-Un called for the ban according to the Business Insider.
Kim Jong-Un bans skinny jeans, calls them symbols of “capitalistic lifestyle”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has banned skinny jeans in the notoriously reclusive nation, citing them as symbols of a “capitalistic lifestyle”.
The subjugating ban doesn't just end there, it includes 15 different fashion and hairstyles, including dyed hair, mullets, spiked hair and nose piercings. Any hairstyle prohibited falls under “anti-socialist behaviour” which is definitely not welcome in the nation.
The new law comes in the wake of a call by workers unions to ban these styles and fashions. They've claimed these kinds of trends diminish the socialist movement.
Man who smuggled Squid Game into North Korea sentenced to death
In similar news, a man in North Korea has been sentenced to death by the country's firing squad after smuggling a digital copy of the Netflix hit series Squid Game, Legit.ng has learnt.
Reports from Korea indicate that the man, who is a student is said to have smuggled in the series into the country on a secret USB stick from China.
His arrest and subsequent sentencing were confirmed by North Korean authorities who revealed they nabbed him after receiving a tip-off from an unidentified source.
According to the authorities, the man was selling copies of the hit series to different people in North Korea, including fellow students.