Thankfully, not all politicians play it so safe. They're not all cut from the same cloth. Take Fidel Castro in his sixties pomp - thick-rimmed glasses twinned with no-nonsense, belted fatigues. True revolutionary chic. Some of Mandela's more 'wacky' shirts are alright too.
However, when it comes to stepping out in style only one political animal matters: Colonel Qaddafi. Whether he's sporting the banana republic strong man look or going for something a little more flamboyant, he always looks top dinar.
Source: Vanity Fair via Dearlove
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