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Thursday, 17 January, 2002, 11:14 GMT
Picture gallery: Afghanistan's 'Mr Chic'
Gucci's creative director Tom Ford is said to have described Afghanistan's new leader, Hamid Karzai, as the world's "most chic man".

Mr Karzai has broken new sartorial ground by marrying classic tailoring with ethnic fashions, in a combination which may breathe new life into the way leaders dress around the world.


Hamid Karzai
Mr Karzai has a knack for combining classic and ethnic

Hamid Karzai
One of his trademarks is to layer Nehru-collar shirts, waistcoat and jacket

Hamid Karzai
He is also well known for sporting Astrakhan hats

Hamid Karzai
Mr Karzai has displayed an impressive collection of striking beaded silk wraps

Hamid Karzai and Donald Rumsfeld
His creative style has put other world leaders to shame

Hamid Karzai and Tony Blair
Mr Karzai may have a lasting impact on menswear worldwide

Richard Branson, Nelson Mandela, Bill Gates
Nelson Mandela is a leader among those who favour smart casual



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