DUBAI: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was photographed attending the Formula E races in Riyadh on Friday and for the occasion donned a navy-colored Barbour jacket worn over a crisp white thobe that immediately sent the internet into overdrive.
The outerwear item by British heritage brand Barbour sparked its own Arabic hashtag on Twitter — that translated to “Crown Prince’s jacket”— with many taking to the social media platform to admire the look.
— بدر العساكر Bader Al Asaker (@Badermasaker) November 22, 2019
Really the biggest advertisement you could ever have
— sAra (@1993_725) November 22, 2019
“What a magnificent jacket,” wrote one user on Twitter. Another chimed in, “Really the biggest advertisement you could ever have.” Indeed, a royal co-sign from the crown prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is not to be understated.
— M. (@TripleM0000) November 22, 2019
In fact, some people even went as far as purchasing the same quilted jacket just 24-hours after it was spotted on the royal, posting screenshots of receipts of their purchase on their Twitter accounts.
One user shared a photograph of the jacket, simply writing “Got it.”
MBS accessorized the Barbour Chelsea sports jacket with a pair of Tom Ford aviator sunglasses and black Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 trainers that further lent an athletic twist to the otherwise casual ensemble.