Barmy dictator Kim-Jong Un has banned citizens from wearing tight trousers — because he fears the garments are ‘indecent’.
The Supreme Leader of North Korea issued the fashion decree after increasing numbers of young people were spotted wearing skinny jeans.
But the newfound popularity for skin-tight trousers, which appears to have finally caught on several years after the height of the ‘hipster’ trend in the West, has drawn the ire of the Socialist Patriotic Youth League.
The state-run youth organisation has reportedly began filming women in their 20s and 30s who wear the offending item before taking them to task, reports The Sun.
After being caught in the act, the ladies are hauled into local branches of the SPYL for a Stalinesque self-criticism session, where they are made to write out letters promising not to wear them ever again.
Once released, the footage of them in the trousers is held on to by League members and used as instructional material.
In one video, the women were even described as having “indecent clothes” and “impure ideology”.
Other forbidden looks include dyed hair, mullets, shirts featuring Western brands and facial piercings.
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Kim Jong-Un has also placed a ban on leather jackets, despite being seen wearing the eye-catching item himself on the 10th anniversary of his rise to power.
Last year one resident revealed that police in the northern town of Pyongsong had started cracking down on both vendors and wearers of the garment, even though young men have been protesting against the new measures.
Authorities have described the fashion fad as an “impure trend to challenge the authority of the Highest Dignity”, according to the resident.
The jackets were popularised in the early 2000s by illegally smuggled South Korean films which circulate in provincial cities.