TRAIN-obsessed Michael Portillo has started dressing like them, fans spotted.
The ex-Tory minister, 67, films journeys for TV, and has around 20 bold outfits which match the livery of rail firms.
Ex-Tory minister Michael Portillo, 67, has started to dress like his favourite machines, trainsCredit: TWITTER/GARETH
Fans have spotted the train-obsessed politician deliberately wearing the same colours as them, here mimicking Southeastern trainsCredit: Twitter
The former politician has had to invest in a string of bold blazers, shirts and chinos.
He wore navy with tangerine for old British Rail trains and even bright yellow with royal blue for the Eurostar.
The ex-politician has worn garish red, purple and yellow get up for South Western trains, pink and beige to match Transport for Wales and turquoise to match Southern’s brand.
Graphic designer Gareth Peate said: “It struck me that Michael often chose jackets, trousers and shirts that mirrored the livery of the major train companies.
“Doing some research I was amazed to find that there were more than 20 colour matches between his wardrobe and the livery of trains.
“Other people joined in who had also noticed and asked if it was a deliberate wardrobe choice.
The former politician had to invest in a string of bold blazers, shirts and chinosCredit: Twitter
Mr Portillo was seen wearing the same colours as a BR Electric Blue locomotiveCredit: Twitter
Graphic designer Gareth Peate said ‘I was amazed to find that there were more than 20 colour matches between his wardrobe and the livery of trains’Credit: Twitter
Mr Portillo wore garish red, purple and yellow to represent West Midlands trainsCredit: Twitter
Gareth added ‘Other people joined in who had also noticed and asked if it was a deliberate wardrobe choice’ as he wore the colours of South West trainsCredit: Twitter
Gareth said: ‘I’m sure it’s more than a coincidence’Credit: Twitter
“I’m sure it’s more than a coincidence.”
Mr Portillo told The Sun: “Very well researched.”
Here, the man who films journeys for TV, donned an outfit resembling Great Anglia trainsCredit: Twitter
Mr Portillo told The Sun: ‘Very well researched’Credit: Twitter