Conservative leader Rishi Sunak wears $595 Prada loafers during construction site visit

Tory leader Rishi Sunak could be embroiled in a neck and neck battle with party compatriot Liz Truss for the keys to 10 Downing Street, but that hasn’t stopped the former chancellor from keeping his fashion game in full freedom.

Apparently, Sunak recently visited a construction site in Teesside, northern England, where he was spotted wearing $595 Prada suede loafers.

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The leader of the Conservative Party was on a visit to Teesside to garner support from Mayor Ben Houchen. However, more than the visit, it was Sunak’s “expensive” loafers that caught the eye. One of the netizens remarked that Sunak’s shoes were worth more than an individual’s weekly salary on Teesside.

Sunak and his expensive “aristocratic” taste

This isn’t the first time Sunak has made headlines for his expensive tastes. In 2020, as chancellor of the country, he was spotted using a $220 mug in the traditional pre-budget photo.

Similarly, when Sunak decided to run for Prime Minister, a clip from a video documentary went viral on social media platforms where Sunak could be seen talking about his “aristocratic” friends.

“I have friends who are aristocrats, I have friends who are upper class, I have friends who are, you know, working class. Well, not working class,” he said. said Sunak in the BBC documentary ‘Middle Classes – Their Rise & The Sprawl’.

He further remarked in the clip: “I mix and match and then I go to some inner city public school kids and tell them to apply to Oxford and tell them about people like me. And then I shocks them at the end of chatting with them for half an hour and telling them I was in Winchester and one of my best friends is from Eton or whatever and then they’re like ‘Oh OK’.

The video brought a lot of flack to Sunak who was dubbed as being out of touch with reality. Since then, Sunak and his PR team have tried to change the narrative.

Calling himself an ‘underdog’ in the race with Liz Truss, Sunak said: ‘Don’t worry, I’m the underdog’, before adding: ‘The forces in place need this to be a crowning glory for the opposing candidate, but I believe that the members want a selection and that they are ready to hear.

Read more: Rishi Sunak calls himself an underdog in the race to become Britain’s next PM

(With agency contributions)

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