04/05/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Prince Charles Named World's Best-Dressed Man, Obama Comes In Fourth (POLL, PHOTOS)

Update: American Esquire's fashion director, Nick Sullivan, defends the decision made by his colleagues across the pond, but questions how Barack Obama, "a man one can't really describe as dapper," even ended up as #4. Read the blog post here.


British Esquire has declared Prince Charles the world's best-dressed man. "He is perfectly turned out in a double-breasted suit," they claim. "Admirably, the prince keeps his wardrobe in appropriate style: we're told he has a room laid out like a tailor's shop."

President Barack Obama came in fourth place while artist David Hockney came in seventh, tennis player Roger Federer came in eighth, and rapper Andre 3000 of Outkast came in tenth.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who has a fondness for purple ties, was named one of the world's worst-dressed because he once "turned up in the Iraqi desert wearing black lace-ups."