• ‘It's powerful': how John Fetterman's hoodie won the popular vote in Pennsylvania

    17 days ago - By The Guardian

    Even as detractors portrayed him as a ‘bum', senator-elect's clothing summed up beliefs, says sociologist By his own admission, Pennsylvania's new senator-elect, John Fetterman, does not look like “a typical politician”. Just over 6ft 8in with a goatee, tattoos on his forearms and a strong tendency toward workwear (for his official portrait, he chose to sit in a creased, grey Dickies camp shirt in front of the US flag), Fetterman has been described as the state's first “workwear senator” as well as “a dude in shorts”.
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