BERNIE Sanders’ mittens and laid-back “grandpa” style has spawned a wave of memes and even a Vogue feature story.
The 79-year-old Vermont senator donned a warm, light-brown jacket and oversized mittens as he sat through Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony.
The 79-year-old Vermont senator donned a warm, light-brown jacket and oversized mittens on Inaguration DayCredit: Twitter
Sanders is sitting on former VP Mike Pence’s head – in the place of where a fly landed during a vice-presidential debateCredit: Twitter
Sanders visited the Egyptian pyramids in this hilarious memeCredit: Twitter
This meme shows Sanders sitting on the Iron Throne from Game of ThronesCredit: Twitter
Sanders paid tribute to his home state as he wore a Burton jacket – a Vermont-based company – and mittens made by Vermont teacher Jen Ellis.
His mittens – which were various shades of brown with zig-zag-like pattern – prompted Vogue to publish a feature story on his Inauguration Day wardrobe.
The politician later commented about his mittens to CBS’ Gayle King.
He told the news host: “In Vermont, we know something about the cold. And we’re not so concerned about good fashion. We want to keep warm.”
However, Twitter users had a field day with Bernie’s choice of clothing.
In this meme, Sanders is sitting on a crossbeam during the construction of Rockefeller Center in New York CityCredit: Twitter
Sanders was photoshopped sitting on chairs above a Britain’s Got Talent contestantCredit: Twitter
Sanders is seen in the The Last Supper photo, alongside Jesus and his apostlesCredit: Twitter
One user wrote: “Bernie dressed like the inauguration is on his to do list today but ain’t his whole day.”
Another user – who shared a photo of Sanders sitting on a folding chair with his legs and arms crossed – tweeted: “This could’ve been an email.”
Sanders appeared to look cold and unamused as he sat on a folding chair.
Another Twitter user shared a few hilarious memes of Sanders, with the memorable photo of him sitting, photoshopped into iconic moments in time.
Sanders was pictured during The Last Supper, alongside Jesus and his apostles, on top of former VP Mike Pence’s head – where a fly landed during a debate, sitting on chairs above a Britain’s Got Talent contestant, and in the boxing ring during an iconic Muhammad Ali fight.
The Vermont senator is pictured on the iconic orange FRIENDS couchCredit: Twitter
Sanders is pictured next to Forest GumpCredit: Twitter
Vermont teacher, Jen Ellis, is the creator of Sanders’ mittensCredit: Twitter
The Vermont senator was also photoshopped sitting on an orange couch with the cast of Friends.
Alongside the photo, the tweet read: “That one FRIEND who’s always cold…”
Other memes created of Sanders shows him sitting on the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones, on sand near the Egyptian pyramids, and alongside workers on a crossbeam during the construction of Rockefeller Center in New York City.
In one meme, Sanders was placed on the moon, wearing his now-famous mittens and an astronaut helmet.
In this meme, Sanders is photoshopped in the boxing ring during an iconic Muhammad Ali fightCredit: Twitter
Sanders was placed on the moon, wearing his now-famous mittens and an astronaut helmetCredit: Twitter
This meme shows Sanders sitting in a DMVCredit: Twitter
Sanders appears to be sitting outside the Ben and Jerry’s factory in VermontCredit: Twitter
The same Twitter user shared another meme, instead with Sanders sitting next to Forest Gump on a bench.
“Mama said they was magic mittens,” the tweet read – referring to a famous line in the movie when Gump said: “My mama says they were magic shoes. They could take me anywhere.”
Other funny memes show Sanders sitting and waiting on a bench in the Department of Motor Vehicles, outside of Ben and Jerry’s factory in Vermont, next to fictional superhero Deadpool, in Disneyland, and inside an Apple store.
The teacher who created Sanders’ mittens wrote to Twitter following widespread praise of Bernie’s style.
Sanders is sitting next to Deadpool, a fictional superhero, in this memeCredit: Twitter
Sanders, with his memorable mittens, was photoshopped in DisneylandCredit: Twitter
Sanders appears to be sitting in an Apple store in this memeCredit: Twitter
Sanders’ mittens appear to be various shades of brown with zig-zag-like patternCredit: AFP – Getty
Ellis tweeted: “I made Bernie’s mittens as a gift a couple years ago.
“They are made from repurposed wool sweaters and lined with fleece (made from recycled plastic bottles). #BerniesMittens”
In a followup tweet, Ellis thanked social media users for their interest in Bernie’s mittens.
She said: “It truly has been an amazing and historic day! I’m so flattered that Bernie wore them to the inauguration.
“Sadly, I have no more mittens for sale. There are a lot of great crafters on ETSY who make them.”