Vladimir Putin Wears $1,400 Sweatpants while “Working Out”
A video has been making some rounds in the past couple of days and Complex Sneakers jumped in to point out that Russia’s Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev,may be a sneakerhead considering he’s wearing Nike Air Max 90s and a pair of Raf Simons x Adidas Ozweegos like a fucking legend.
As if things couldn’t get any better, his workout partner and boss, Vladimir Putin, has a more subtle stunt up his sleeve:$1,400 Loro Piana cashmere and silk sweatpants.
Why they’re working out for the cameras, I’m not totally sure, but the appearance is mightily orchestrated.
Much like everything Putin does, it makes zero sense and seems to serve as nothing more than a vessel for Putin to flex (both literally and figuratively in this case).
I personally would be terrified to use any workout equipment in front of that many cameras, but in Mother Russia you control media!
Loro Piana confirmed that Putin is indeed wearing some obscenely expensive sweats—$1,425 to be exact—to not even break a sweat.
He also went full tracksuit, pairing the pants with an accompanying $1,795 hoodie, also made of cashmere and silk. Talk about the perfect pairing for reminding the common folk that you can annex any country you want, anytime you want.
Peep some more photos of the light work and post-lift tea over at Quartz.
Source: Four Pins