New Greek govt shakes up fashion rules
The new Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, and his Greek government are setting a new dress code for men across Europe and the western culture.
The Greek politicians are ignoring the conventional suit and tie dress code of European politics and choosing a much more casual style. Most of the Greek cabinet have copied the much more casual and comfortable dress code of their 40 year old leader. Tsipras refuses to wear a tie even if he is wearing a suit.
Alexis Tsipras has been the Prime Minister of Greece since 26 January 2015 .He became the youngest Prime Minister in Greek history
New Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is regarded as a true man of the people, a world away from Greece’s political elite which has been characterised by corruption.
He lives with his partner, Betty Batziana, an electrical and computer engineer, with their two boys – Phoebus and Orpheus – in an apartment block in Kypseli, a modest, working-class area of Athens.
With the help of his youthful good looks and down-to-earth nature (he happily takes out the rubbish), he has swept to power on a promise to smash the EU’s grip on the country’s finances.
Breaking the stereotype of Greek politics, Mr Tsipras is known for his relaxed attitude: travelling around Athens on motorbikes and preferring open-necked shirts to a suit and tie.
Mr. Tsipras did not wear a tie during the campaign. He did not wear one during his formal swearing-in. He did not wear one when he met with the European Parliament president, Martin Schulz. And now it looks as if his new cabinet is following him.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi r gave Tsipras an Italian-made black tie, telling him he can wear in when Greece finally fixes its debt problem.
“I promise I will wear it when we find a viable solution for Europe,” Mr Tsipras said,