New York mayor Bill de Blasio chose Vermont senator-turned-progressive-presidential-candidate Bernie Sanders to swear him in to his second term this weekend, solidifying a "bromance" de Blasio hopes will translate into Sanders naming him his socialist successor in national politics.
But the ceremony was so cold, Bernie Sanders was forced to upgrade his traditionally unkempt look, and he did it with a decidedly un-99%-er coat by the decidedly upmarket Burton outfitters.
Mayor Bill de Blasio was sworn in for a second and final term, offering a progressive vision. The ceremony was led by Senator Bernie Sanders. https://t.co/dURm3ZP42w— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 1, 2018
The septuagenarian senator wore a $690 Burton 2L LZ down jacket pulled up around his ears as he administered de Blasio's oath of office in the subzero weather, even though de Blasio and his family were dressed (also to the nines) in tailored wool and faux fur.
It's not the first time Bernie's worn this jacket; true to form, he bundled up in the Burton coat for Donald Trump's inauguration last year, though the temps in Washington, D.C., at the time were just fine for a more acceptably professional look.
If you'd like to copy Bernie's faux-progressive look, though, you may have to shell out a little more than the Vermont senator. Burton is only carrying one version of the coat right now, and it's $899. It will probably go on clearance later in the season, after the Vermont snowboarders and ski bums have retired to tend bar in warmer climates out west. Or you could just paw through the local donations bin for a suitable, if slightly less bourgeois alternative.