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    His sporting clothes brought out the peacock in him. ''I believe in bright checks for sportsmen,'' he once wrote. ''The louder they are, the better I like them.'' The Duke practically invented co...
    February 8, 2009

    David, Prince of Wales - a huge fashion trend-setter in the 20s

    • Christina Bifano

      The Prince of Wales’ full name was Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David Windsor but he went by David until he was crowned Edward VIII in 1936.


      A style icon - the Duke of Windsor - sticking with a royal theme! Although the list of his other virtues is short the duke is widely considered to be the best-dressed man of the 20th century and his clothes were exemplary in many ways. He was best known for the suits that were superbly tailored for him, primarily by Mr Frederick Scholte on Savile Row.

    • Huntan Peck

      The Prince of Wales revived a small island’s entire economy when he sported Fair Isle sweaters on the links. Pictured here, at Royal St. George’s golf course, for the Walker Cup, 1930.

    • cmm

      The Prince of Wales in fair isle with a cairn terrier.... I'm going to need to take a picture like this with Bartolo

    • Michele Theriot Alford

      Duke of Windsor -- love the fair isle sweater, dog, and cap. Perfection! (frog and toad for "He'll never know")

    • Linda A. Foote-Martin

      Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David Windsor "David", Prince of Wales, UK. He was crowned Edward VIII in 1936 & abdicated the throne later the same year to his brother Albert Frederick Arthur George (George VI) Duke of York, UK.

    • VitaVancouver

      The Fair Isle sweater was popularized by the Prince of Wales in 1921. Because the knitting technique requires using many different pieces of yarn the pattern became hugely popular during WWII because of rations. Today, it is one of the classics that men should invest in for their classic closet.

    • Casper Emanuel Lund

      Prince of Wales (later Duke of Windsor) with his Cairn Terrier

    • ericka eckles

      Fairisle jumper worn by the Prince of Wales

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    Edward, Prince of Wales and Henry, Duke of Gloucester at the Epsom Races 1927.

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    Prince Albert, by Charles Brocky 1841-Gorgeous! No wonder Victoria mourned him for 40 years.

    Uncle Willie style suit - Single-breasted suit, 1940. Museum no. T.717 & A-1974. Given by the Duke of Windsor

    Prince Leopold was the eighth child and fourth son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Leopold was later created Duke of Albany, Earl of Clarence, and Baron Arklow

    HM King Edward VIII (later Duke of Windsor) with his niece, Princess Elizabeth of York (later Queen Elizabeth II). The only photograph of just the two of them (that I've seen).

    Prince of Wales, 1936; became a fashion influencer for men during the 1920s and 1930s - seen here wearing a grey flannel suit #mens #fashion #vintage #menswear #vmsbteam #1930s

    Wales in a white silk dupioni suit.

    silk 1920s dress / vintage 20s dress / Doucement silk chiffon dress

    Will Topley :The Prince of Wales's sitting room.Clarence House.

    A dapper portrait of Edward, duke of Windsor by William Orpen. A terrific portrait of a well-dressed fool.

    Prince Albert, later King George VI, 1924

    Prince Charles--showing the royal knees.

    Black Tie Season Is Here. The Duke of Windsor.

    LIFE Magazine Picture of the Week - Prince Charles on his 3rd Birthday. Two Charmers.

    Prince Charles and Princess Anne-Prince Charles in a Winston Churchill, Randolph Churchill pose.