How to wear it: Mark Anthony Bradley

Mark Anthony Bradley is one of the great heroes of menswear. His storied career has seen him work with a who’s who of the great photographers such as David Bailey and Perry Ogden, and many high-end fashion houses including Hugo Boss and YSL Pour Homme. He has styled everyone from Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z to Daniel Craig and Chiwetel Ejiofor, and served 10 years as a contributing fashion editor at i-D magazine. We talked to him about a perfect hideaway hotel in Bangkok and what he packs on every trip.

What was your all-time greatest trip and what made it so special? 

I have always been a keen admirer of the surfing community, and so watching people majestically ride the waves from the cliff tops in Hawaii was something to behold. The Hawaiian Islands have some of the most epic and breathtaking scenery I’ve ever seen, all plush green surroundings and secluded waterfalls. I love it. But I have to also give an honourable mention to Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula with its colonial architecture, Mayan culture and water-filled sinkholes, called cenotes, which you can swim in. And I love California’s San Bernardino region, in particular the Joshua Tree National Park and the great expanse of the Mojave National Preserve, where you can be at one with nature. 

Which is your favourite hotel and what makes it so great? 

The Bangkok Publishing Residence was a mid-century publishing house that has since been lovingly restored and turned into the perfect hideaway hotel. It’s not an exclusive kind of place, but the service is amazing, and its eight stylishly decorated rooms mix charming historical nostalgia with modern accents. 

Which is your favourite city to visit and what’s your secret insider tip there? 

It has to be New York. I lived in SoHo for a few years, and then the Red Hook district of Brooklyn, and I love the underground culture, fast pace and photographic appeal. 

Red Hook has a great shipping history and there are a lot of warehouses, which are now art galleries and great restaurants. When you’re there you have to go to Sunny’s Bar for its vintage décor and characterful clientele. 

If you had one style tip for travellers, what would it be? 

Always take more clothes and accessories than you think you will need. Being a stylist I like to have choice, so I can adapt to the environment and create myself a look, whether it be sharp or relaxed. 

What are your travel essentials? 

  • Sunglasses by The Reference Library
  • A leather jacket from Atelier Arena
  • A blazer from Maison Margiela, Edward Sexton or Richard James
  • My 1940s naval vintage white wide-cut trousers
  • Deadstock gym high tops or YMC pumps
  • Leica V-Lux Typ 114 camera
  • Pankhurst London grooming products
  • Trusted straw hat from Worth & Worth hatmakers, New York


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