With all those expenses burning a hole in their pockets, is it any wonder why politicians continue to dress and act like estranged uncles fumbling on dancefloors at weddings?
From Westminster to Washington, most hubs of major politics seem to suffer from an image problem. One in which cheap haircuts and over-sized suits seem to thrive and where individuality simply doesn't - stuffy places for badly-stuffed shirts.
Every once in a while, however, one person rises above the mediocrity to show us that it is possible to champion the people and look dashing while doing it. Like Jeremy Corbyn, an unlikely style icon and now the leader of the Labour Party.
So, starting with J-Corbs, come with us as we visit the finest male dressers in politics in the UK and beyond...