23:34 GMT06 March 2021
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    Even on such special occasions as Inauguration Day, the senator stays true to his casual and cozy look.

    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders made his fashion statement during today’s inauguration ceremony, showing up in his classic oversized mittens and grey puffer – and looking like he does not care at all about the wool and velvet vibe around him. The senator’s outfit, as well as his pose while he was sitting in a chair, instantly went viral, with some users comparing him to a mailman, cartoon characters and even a homeless person.

    ​Others noted that Sanders looked like he had many plans today and the inauguration was only one point on his to-do list. 

    ​It was soon revealed that Sanders’ mittens have their own history, with the People for Bernie Twitter account even sharing an article about them. 

    ​Users were so inspired by the senator’s look that they (of course) flooded the social media platform with memes:

    In the meantime, the senator has responded to the media storm, saying that he was aiming to stay warm rather than be fashionable.

    “In Vermont, we dress warm, we know something about the cold,” Sanders told CBS News, “and we're not so concerned about good fashion.”

    The 2021 inauguration ceremony was traditionally held in Washington, DC, and took place under increased security following the violent riots at the US Capitol on January 6.

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