Civil Servant Uniforms Are The New ‘It’ Look in China

Recent months have seen the rise of an unexpected fad dubbed ‘civil servant chic’ or ‘bureaucrat style’  (厅局风, tingju feng ) on Chinese social media. The trend revolves around the uniforms of public officials, especially those occupying higher ranks.

For those keen on replicating the look, these are your new wardrobe staples: A white shirt, black fitted trousers, a navy blue jacket, black leather shoes, a black bag, and a Chinese Communist Party badge.

Recent research has revealed that today’s youth covet jobs in the civil service industry for their ability to offer stability, less pressure, and decent compensation.

In these uncertain times, the ‘bureaucrat style’ may be aesthetically dull but has more to offer than striking looks: status and stability.