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Popular food-critic-cum-chef-cum-television presenter Matt Preston has wowed onlookers today after being papped in North Betoota this afternoon wearing the traditional Longreach pocket square.

Made famous by Captain Starlight, who was rarely seen without his Longreach pocket square, the tradition has been carried on by stockmen of countless generations.

Which makes Preston’s act of cultural sensitivity all the more touching.

“I made sure to pick myself up a pouch of Port Royal last night before I flew in,” said Preston.

“The intoxicating aromas of rum and wine blended generously with a fine cut sweet Virginia tobacco is hard to pass. I used to be a Drum Cowboy back in the day, I even used to subscribe to the school of a filterless White Ox,”

“Those days are gone! [laughs] But whenever I’m out and about in Central Queensland, I’m never seen without by hessian cravat, Akubra Sombrero with a ‘Kimberly cunt’ style bash – and my Longreach pocket square.”

Preston is in town to film the new Stan series ‘When Goanna Pulling Goes Wrong!’ for the next two weeks.

The Advocate reached out to the popular streaming service but have yet to receive a response.

More to come.


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