Mao suit

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Mao suit

(maʊ)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a simple style of clothing, traditionally made of cotton and commonly worn in Communist China, consisting of loose trousers and a straight jacket with a close-fitting stand-up collar
[C20: named after Mao Tse-tung, who popularized the style]
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Stalin wasn't much of a tie-wearer, but he'd probably have got into the royal enclosure at Ascot because he habitually opted for military attire, while even Chairman Mao might have sneaked past the bowler hats by invoking the 'national dress' clause in the protocol, to justify his classic Chinese tunic suit - although I suspect Her Majesty's representative would have had a word in his ear about making any great leaps forward while the horses were parading.
Nonaka criticized a separate weekly magazine last week for carrying an article accusing Jiang Zemin of acting impolitely by wearing a Chinese tunic suit to a banquet hosted by Emperor Akihito.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiromu Nonaka lashed out at a weekly magazine Thursday for carrying an article accusing Chinese President Jiang Zemin of acting impolitely by wearing a Chinese tunic suit to a banquet hosted by Emperor Akihito.