Michael Chow Makes Strategic Sartorial Choices

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Michael Chow, with his glasses. Photo: Patrick McMullan

"When I first came to England I realised that two things could let you off the hook race-wise: Eccentricity and fame. For that reason I call them my 'anti-racism' glasses, because people look at the glasses more than me, so the Chinese part begins to disappear." — Michael Chow, the man behind the Mr. Chow mini-empire, says he started wearing his famous glasses to help combat racist sentiment. [Telegraph UK]