Putin On

Images of former Russian President Putin gallivanting bare chested in the wild might rightly have you thinking he is attempting a career change as a model. He is in fact, perhaps, on the brink of becoming a fashion icon. Putinversteher, German for ‘Putin sympathiser’, is a new Russian brand putting, yes you guessed it, Putin’s head atop jewellery and watches. So far only a ring limited to 100 pieces has been released-it sold out immediately-but a bracelet, pendant and watch are soon to be launched. I am hoping the majority of buyers are doing so for kitsch and comic value rather than out of a desire to wear some iconography. However, we do strange things when the cold gets into our bones.

Putin ring from 'Putinversteher'.

Putin ring from ‘Putinversteher’.

This entry was published on January 16, 2015 at 21:52. It’s filed under SSF Considers and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.


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