Just two days after UK First Lady Akshata Murty was placed at the top of the best dressed list, her husband and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been slammed for his lack of sartorial sense by a US menswear expert, media reports said.
Derek Guy, a California-based menswear blogger, has deemed Sunak's dressing style as "20 years out of date".
In a series of tweets, Guy stated, "Baffling to me how the wealthiest UK prime minister in history could live just steps away from savile row, the single greatest concentration of skilled bespoke tailors, and end up paying $2k for a MTM suit with sleeves and trousers 2-4" too short."
"Some people suggest Sunak does this to make himself look taller (he's 5'7"), but I don't think this sort of pseudo-science holds water. Here are two men of different heights. Both are wearing clothes that simply fit them. Proportions are scaled to work on both frames."
He adds, "When you look at the King of Spain (6'6"), he wears clothes with similar proportions. Trousers hit the shoe, the coat is halfway between the collar and floor, sleeves end where they should. In this way, his clothes don't bring attention to his height; they are scaled to fit him."
"If you are surprised Sunak is 5'7", it's because you only see him in photographs where he's not standing next to someone, not bc of his bad tailoring. In the real world, it's obvs when someone is shorter or taller than us, regardless if they wear short pants."
On the other hand, Akshata Murty, the daughter of Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy, was crowned the best-dressed individual in Britain in 2023.
The 43-year-old has often made the headlines due to her impeccable fashion sense.