‘Clothes to lie in’: what Boris Johnson’s carefully tailored chaos tells us about the man
Sep 06, 2022
It’s nothing, what Boris Johnson wears: suit, shirt, tie, socks, shoes. It’s how he dresses that matters, what his clothes mean, and our reactions to it. We, after all, acquiesce to the societal codes within which he seeks his power.
Johnson’s clothes are an easy target: shambolic, unkempt, scruffy. He’s dressed this way since his schooldays at Eton college, more than four decades of consistent insolence. There’s a photograph of 15-year-old Johnson mid-pillow fight at Eton, the fanciness of his school uniform disregarded. Johnson was the 20th prime minister from that public school (and the 55th PM). Read more at The Guardian.