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Spot the Monegasques

Dress code, Monaco style

People often say they like to blend in with the locals when they travel. Well, some of the people in this photo are "locals" in Monaco . Can you guess which?

There, wasn't that difficult, was it?

Every day wear requires dressing up. What's the point of having the good life, the finest things, designer everything, and keeping them all in a cupboard. Monegasques dress well and stylishly, which means preppy for men, and casual-classic for her And (mostly) they take pride in looking in good shape. Not many shops stock over-size XXXXL designer wear.

Monegasques are very tolerant of the hordes of visitors that flow into the Principality every day. (More so than I would be if fifty coaches pulled up outside my house each morning) And to their credit, they just get on with living the good life, non-plussed.

But as a result of the worldwide recession and credit crunch, Monagasques could be an "endangered species". Their wealth threatened on all sides by falling interest rates and the international clamp down on tax evasion, some observers claim Monegasques numbers are dwindling. Restaurants half empty, financial advisers waiting for the phone to ring. Were it not for the influx of Russians in their Lamborghinis and luxury yachts, the economy would now be on the skids, tumbleweed blowing through the Casino.

The important thing about Monaco is that for now there are still "locals". Enjoy them while you can - they may not last for ever. However you can do your bit to help Monaco beat the Recession. Bring lots of money and spend it. Hope and change - loose change - every bit helps

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  • Updated Jul 25, 2009
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