Modi's Fancy Pinstripe Suit Lands $694,000 At Auction

February 20, 2015 9:53 PM

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Diamond merchant Lalji Patel, center, celebrates Friday after he made the winning bid of more than 43 million rupees (about $695,000) for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dark suit with its unique monogram pinstripes.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is noted for making bold statements — both in policy and fashion. When Modi sported a suit with pinstripes that spelled out his name in tiny gold lettering, his critics called it the height of vanity.

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