He’s known for voicing controversial opinions on Sunrise’s morning program.
But it wasn’t until today that David ‘Kochie’ Koch was talked about for sporting a slightly controversial dress sense during his hosting gig on Carols in the Domain.
The 61-year-old wore an outlandish red and green floral suit jacket for the grand affair, which stood in stark contrast to his co-host Mark Beretta’s traditional white tuxedo.
Talk about an eyesore! David Koch rocks an eccentric $16,500 jacket to host Carols in the Domain… but not everyone is a fan
What came as even more of a surprise was its price: The jacket was designed by iconic Aussie menswear label Joe Bananas and retails for a staggering $16,500.
Kochie took to Facebook to call out the brand for dressing him.
‘For those who are interested Joe Bananas, whose jacket I’m wearing, is an Australian business which has been going 30 years.
‘It’s such a great success story in a really tough industry,’ he wrote alongside a photo of him standing in Sydney’s Domain.
What do you think? Many of his social media fans were quick to bolster the journalist with praise for his wares
‘Their secret is to be creative and unique. Their clothes are like a piece of art.’
Many of his social media fans were quick to bolster the journalist with praise for his wares.
‘Great to see you wear something colourful instead of the boring black and white suits,’ one person wrote.
‘Good advertising for an Aussie company hope they get a few orders from tonight Kochie,’ another added.
Some people liked it! ‘Good advertising for an Aussie company hope they get a few orders from tonight Kochie,’ another added
Others were less complimentary: ‘Alan Jones has a competitor in the ugly jacket stakes,’ one commenter said
But not everyone was so wrapped up by the festive outfit.
‘Alan Jones has a competitor in the ugly jacket stakes,’ one commenter said.
‘Sorry Kochie. Your jacket reminds me of Christmas wrapping papers,’ said another.
The media personality’s wife Libby attended the carols with their extended family, including their grandchild of just 18 months, to witness Kochie host the carols for the fourth year running.
Doing it for the kids! The aging media personality’s wife Libby (far right) attended the carols with their extended family