Everyone has seen the Bernie Sanders #berniememe all across Instagram and the rest of the internet so I figured I might as well reproduce the outfit with stuff I already had.
I got this jacket from Urban Outfitters almost 13 years ago. I think I got it for $45 on sale, reduced from $90 or something, and I have been wearing it ever since. I’ve taken it to Europe, all over the US, worn it in the rain and snow, and only had to fix a tear in the armpit once. It has done me quite well for $45.
And that is why I like Bernie’s outfit choice. He didn’t feel the need to get all fancy for the inauguration. In fact he wanted to highlight his home state by wearing a Vermont company’s jacket (Burton) and handmade mittens. He doesn’t aspire to be a flashy politician, he just wants to get back to business and to show support for his home state!