Jacob Rees-Mogg relaxes in a suit!: Minister admits he doesn't own jeans or a t-shirt

15 March 2022, 19:35 | Updated: 15 March 2022, 19:54

Jacob Rees-Mogg tells LBC he's never owned a pair of jeans

By Patrick Grafton-Green

Tory minister Jacob Rees-Mogg has said he does not own a pair of jeans or a T-shirt.

The Minister of State for Brexit Opportunities made the extraordinary admission on Tonight with Andrew Marr.

Andrew pointed out that Mr Rees-Mogg has a "certain image of languid, old fashioned, traditionally dressed, not much like modern Britain".

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He added: "Have you always been that way, was there a moment when you looked in the mirror and thought this is the kind of person I aspire to be?"

Mr Rees-Mogg responded: "I've been asked that question before and I think the most obvious answer is: do you think anyone would have decided to adopt the image that I have if it hadn’t been what they really were?

"I think it would have been eccentric to choose to, it's just how I am."

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Mr Rees-Mogg said "I do not have a pair of jeans" and, asked if he owns a T-shirt, added: "No, why would I want to?"

"I don't find what I might call ordinary clothes uncomfortable," he later added.

Andrew also asked: "You've never felt the thought of kick back in a pair of jeans, an old t-shirt and put your feet up on a piece of furniture?"

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The minister answered "well, I might do the latter".

"Famously you have done the latter," Andrew quipped.

Mr Rees-Mogg has been criticised in the past for a slouched demeanour in House of Commons, once being told to "sit up man" when he reclined of the green benches during a debate on Brexit.