Antwerp Mayor Bart De Wever has been making headlines across the country after an unfortunate wardrobe omission during an interview with Flemish media.
Despite putting on a checkered shirt for his interview with radio 2, presenter Kim Debrie was quick to point out that the mirror behind him showed he wasn't wearing trousers.
"I'm a little distracted," said Debrie. "You're wearing a very nice shirt, you probably put it on especially for us. But under that shirt: could it be that you're sitting there in your underpants?", she asks.
"How could you know that?" replied the surprised De Wever. "Damn, because I'm probably sitting in front of a mirror. I didn't take that into account. Here begins the year with a particularly embarrassing moment. I will remember this for a long time to come."
The Brussels Times