Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A New Leader for Africa and for Men's Fashions

Muammar Qaddafi has always been a fashion-forward kind of dictator, but from the looks of that ensemble he was wearing on the occasion of his installation as Chairman of the African Union, he's now taken Third World Leader Style to a whole new level.

That golden brocade man-dress he's wearing is stunning. And that wrap with the emerald brooch in the shape of Africa, that cap at exactly the right jaunty angle, and the killer sunglasses? It's all absolutely perfect.

Who other than Qaddafi could pull off that look? Nobody. He's left even President Hamid Karzai behind in his voguish dust.


ledger said...

Your description of Gadhafi is fairly humorous. But, you left out one thing. He looks like he is stoned out of his gourd.

TSB said...


I've wondered about that. MK has had that stoner look for decades now. You have to go back to the 1970s to find pictures of him where he doesn't look blissed-out.