some of the best-dressed men in history have been world leaders, and have used their penchant for style and fashion to better appeal to citizens of the nations they led.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 30, 2012
Bows-n-Ties.com, a popular specialty retailer for ties and bowties, has just published a blog post highlighting the best-dressed world leaders of all time. The series focuses on 5 world leaders throughout history who have stood the test of time in terms of their style and fashion. Winston Churchil, Kofi Annan, and Nelson Mandela are among the nominees.
“We’re really excited about this series, especially given the state of politics in today’s world,” says fashion blogger Hendrik Pohl. “After all, some of the best-dressed men in history have been world leaders, and have used their penchant for style and fashion to better appeal to citizens of the nations they led. We wanted to put together a series that celebrates these men not only for the excellent jobs they did while in leadership roles, but also for how they dressed at the time.”
The series consists of five separate pieces, each of which focuses on a specific individual. Nelson Mandela is highlighted, for example, and praised for the wide-lapeled suits he wore as a young man. Winston Churchill also makes an appearance, and is credited as being the precipitating factor for the popularity of the Blenheim bow tie. In addition, Anthony Eden, Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Kofi Annan all make the list.
“We made a point to highlight a wide range of different world leaders in this series,” says Pohl. “We didn’t want to focus solely on the western world, because there have been so many different leaders throughout history in other parts of the world who truly made waves with the way they dressed. Just look at Kofi Annan and Muhammad Ali Jinnah; truly two of the best-dressed men in history.”
This isn’t the first time Bows-n-Ties.com has published an article series highlighting the fashion of world leaders. Recently, the site has published a series poking fun at the worst-dressed dictators of all time.
“It’s important for us to get across the fact that these series’ are all in good fun, and aren’t meant to sway anyone in any particular direction,” says Pohl. “That said, we can’t stress enough how important we think fashion is in politics, and wish to do what we can to make this point. Some of the worst-dressed leaders in history have also failed at their jobs. After all, how can you lead a nation if you look like you just rolled out of bed?”