Iranian Men Must Remove Their Charm Necklaces

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Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei. Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images

Guys, planning your next trip to Tehran? Leave the necklaces at home. That's because Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is cracking down on "un-Islamic" clothing and jewelry. And that means no "loose-fitting headscarves, tight overcoats," or shorts for anybody, and no "glamorous hairstyles" of necklaces for men. So we're guessing something approximating Morrissey's quaff is off the table?

"The enforcement of the moral security plan was requested by the nation and it will be continued until people's concerns are properly addressed," said deputy commander of the Iranian police Ahmadreza Radan. Tehran residents aren't convinced. "It's not only about clamping down on clothing, but they are spreading panic and fear by sending out this much of police into the streets under the name of this plan, to control the society," said one anonymous Tehran resident. "It's unbelievable to see a regime that is not only concerned about its own survival but it goes into your personal life and interferes in that."


Necklace ban for men as Tehran's 'moral police' enforce dress code
[Guardian UK]