Tuesday, January 22, 2008
The Duke's Influence
The Duke of Windsor is in my opinion the most stylish man in fashion history. He arguably influenced men's fashion more than any other person. He can also be credited for introducing many items that can be found in the WASP wardrobe today. Some of these items include: brown suede shoes with town suits, fair isle sweaters, midnight blue formal wear, and the list goes on. The picture above comes from the Naval Historical Center, and the Duke is impeccably dressed. He was very fond of double breasted suits, and he had his jackets made in England while his trousers were made in the USA. He preferred a full cut trouser with a generous cuff, and I believe I remember reading somewhere that this drove his father crazy. He often wore brown suede shoes with his town suits, and many thought this to be appalling. I personally love the look, and I wear my brown suede shoes with gray, charcoal, and navy suits. The picture above illustrates the Duke with brown suede shoes and a muted prince of wales double breasted suit. Also notice the sleeve length, and generous amount of cuff on display. Absolutely perfect, and all men should take note.