Old school, new kind of cool

Are you cheating on a blog if you re-publish your own print work? Maybe…maybe not. In any case, some of you reading might be (a) men and (b) heading to London with an empty suitcase, fat wallet and the need for a tux or upholstered champagne chest. Men, look no further…

As the song goes, “every girl’s crazy ’bout a sharp-dressed man ..” But perhaps you shouldn’t be singing ZZ Top when cruising central London’s best-dressed streets. Keep your focus tight: between the tube stations of Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus, where Regent Street has undergone a revival, with contemporary brands such as Ted Baker and an influx of US brands making a show among the traditional English names…

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About the author

Fear is found on a creaking glacier in the Caucasus mountains and joy is encapsulated in the perfect Shanghai dumpling. And while I love a $500-a-night hotel room (who doesn’t?), sometimes the best stories are found in a $20 guesthouse. With an eye always out for good markets and great street eats, I write the travel news and features for the Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne’s The Age newspapers, and features for whoever else asks. I have a particular soft spot for the wilds of the Middle East, scarves and carpets. My articles and photographs have been published in a range of consumer magazines and newspapers in Australia and abroad.

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