India: Prime Minister Modi wears pinstripe 'name suit'

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image captionMr Modi's suit hasn't been a hit with many social media users

India's prime minister has worn a suit decorated with his own name to meet US President Barack Obama, it's reported.

From a distance, Narendra Modi's traditional bandhgala suit appeared to be a classic navy blue pinstripe design. But closer inspection by social media users revealed the stripes were actually tiny letters spelling out the prime minister's name over and over again, the India Today website reports. Mr Modi was snapped in the suit during meetings with President Obama, who's on a three-day state visit to India. He's not the first high-profile figure to opt for the pattern; in March 2011 former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was photographed in a similar number.

Twitter users aren't particularly impressed with Mr Modi's choice. One person describes it as "a case of crazed self-obsession", and another user thinks it's the "height of narcissistic behaviour". But he does have one fan in the fashion stakes; Mr Obama used his toast at the state banquet to describe the Indian leader as a "style icon".

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image captionA close-up appears to show the pattern spells out the prime minister's name: Narendra Damodardas Modi

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