New cargo shorts, Mr. bin Laden?

April 10, 2008

This photo from Afghanistan stopped me cold. Is the guy in the white cap wearing a Burberry scarf? Have they opened a little shop in downtown Kabul to compete with Louis Vuitton and others?

Okay, another possibility. Say the scarf is counterfeit, an occasional problem with this distinctive plaid. This still means designer stuff has made it to Afghanistan!

So, if he is ever captured, Osama bin Laden may be wearing the double breasted belted trench coat with epaulettes and, ironically, what Burberry calls a “gunflap.” He may be sporting their $240 cargo shorts, and a slathering of Burberry men’s aftershave, described as a “refined and elegant woody ambery fragrance…”  It makes you think.

More Burberry news: Smuggling melons in a stocking cap?


Afghans travel in a bus as it rains in Kabul April 9, 2008. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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I bet it’s a knock-off.

Posted by Chris | Report as abusive

Absolutely, totally genuine Burberry scarf — just for you special price. I have coats, bags. You come to car.

Posted by John C Abell | Report as abusive

For a moment I thought you were saying that Pete Doherty was in Afghanistan, which for some reason scared me. On behalf of whom I’m not sure.

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive

I found my thrill on Burberry hill

Posted by Paula Angelique Hafner | Report as abusive

Burberry, smurberry

Posted by Paula Angelique Hafner | Report as abusive

How can someone be caught by the same people who provide his freedom?

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