Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas: His reaction to being named Britain’s second-worst dressed man

MP Jon Cruddas was named second-worst dressed man in the country

MP Jon Cruddas was named second-worst dressed man in the country - Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Images

»He’s not exactly a dedicated follower of fashion, but is Havering MP Jon Cruddas one of the worst-dressed men in the country? One influential men’s mag seems to think so.

Jon Cruddas laughed off the attack by GQ Magazine

Jon Cruddas laughed off the attack by GQ Magazine - Credit: Archant

The Labour MP, who takes a, ahem, rather casual approach to styling, came second only to scruffy singer Ed Sheeran on the losers’ list of GQ Magazine’s annual register of the sartorially feted and slated.

Ed Sheeran was named worst-dressed man of last year.

Ed Sheeran was named worst-dressed man of last year. - Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Recorder contacted but got no respsone from Jon’s magazine critics, so readers will have to wait until next month’s GQ is published to find out why he’s considered so sartorially slack.

Dan Stevens, from Downton Abbey, was named as best dressed man of last year. Pic: PA

Dan Stevens, from Downton Abbey, was named as best dressed man of last year. Pic: PA - Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Images

‘Funny’

The Dagenham and Rainham parliamentarian laughed off the attack, which placed him behind cross-dressing reality TV regular Alex Reid.


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“It’s not something that bothers me but I think my mum will be quite upset!”, Jon, 50, said. “I don’t think I’m the second worst-dressed man in Parliament let alone the country!

“I think it’s quite funny and I’ve had my leg pulled relentlessly by my mates and family since they heard about it.”

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Jon told the Recorder he shopped “at regular high street shops” like Marks & Spencer; a far cry from what he branded the “Brideshead Revisted approach to fashion” celebrated by GQ.

The state school educated Jon said: “GQ seems to be dominated by the Eton educated whose dress-sense is straight out of [1910s and ’20s set BBC period drama] Downton Abbey and I’m not surprised I don’t figure high; I’m out of that orbit.”

He said he had “no plans” to change his getup but added: “There is one even worst-dressed man in Britain, my objective is to make sure I don’t reach the top spot next year!”

Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens was named best dressed in the country.

You can read the the verdict on Britain’s best and worst-dressed men in next month’s GQ.

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