Russian president Vladimir Putin was joined by his prime minister, Dmitri Medvedev, for a morning workout on a lovely Sunday, in an open-air gym at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi.
It’s unclear whether the men planned their outfits—though not impossible, since this appeared to be a highly orchestrated, highly bizarre photo opportunity—but they managed to complement one another nicely, without being matchy-matchy.
Putin wore pants that appear, from their color, style, and contrast waistband with channel drawstring, to be a pair of silk-and-cashmere joggers made by Loro Piana, and sold for $1,425—as opposed to the more pedestrian $800 sweatpants we’ve covered at Quartz. Putin paired them, as online retailer Mr Porter suggests, with a basic tee. (Former US president Ronald Reagan could have used this advice, but wore his with a tie.)
At one point, the men donned sweatshirts to match their pants. If Putin’s is indeed a Loro Piana version, to match those pants, it would bring the price of his sweatsuit to around $3200, putting it squarely in the realm of ath-luxury.
The men proceeded to have an athleisurely morning, grilling meat, and adorably toasting with their tea cups. Just another Sunday in Sochi.