What does Tauranga's mayor have in common with Art Green of The Bachelor fame, Vodafone Warriors player Shaun Johnson and TV's Jesse Mulligan?
They all made the New Zealand Woman's Weekly list of the best-dressed Kiwis for 2017, published this week.
You read that right. Greg Brownless - a self-confessed wearer of $2 ties - has been named one of New Zealand's most stylish men this year.
"Greg's wardrobe is often casual," wrote gossip columnist David Hartnell, who has compiled the list for the past 37 years.
"What else would you expect from a mayor of a wonderful laid-back city like Tauranga? But when it's time to suit up for a special event, there is no better-dressed man than Greg."
Brownless said he could not believe it when Tauranga City Council staff told him he was in the magazine.
"I thought they must have photoshopped it but I went out and bought one and sure enough, there I am."
The 60-year-old former funeral director said he just about fell off his chair laughing when he read the blurb.
"Most of my friends would think it was a big joke because I have about three pairs of shoes, two suits, enough shirts to last a week and a collection of $2 ties - some of which are from Vietnam."
He did not think he was a "model of a modern fashionista" but said he was taking the sartorial accolade in good humour.
"It's all in good fun."
One News presenters Wendy Petrie and Simon Dallow topped the women's and men's lists respectively.
The only other political figure to make the list was Annette King.
Who else made the men's list?
- (#1) Simon Dallow, One News presenter
- Oscar Kightley, actor/writer
- Shaun Johnson, Vodafone Warrior
- Art Green, Entrepreneur
- Jono Kenyon, actor
- Ray McVinnie, chef
- Jesse Mulligan, host of The Project
- Tom Sharplin, Rock'n'roll icon
- Rawiri Paratene, actor/director
Source: New Zealand Woman's Weekly