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Governor of the Bahama Islands, the Duke of Windsor, smiling up at the Duchess of Windsor, as he sits at her feet in the Government House.  The Bahamas 1941.

 

 

Governor of the Bahama Islands, the Duke of Windsor, smiling up at the Duchess of Windsor, as he sits at her feet in the Government House. The Bahamas 1941

 

He was the Prince of Wales, The Duke of Windsor, and the master of style.  Men’s fashion owes him a debt of gratitude.  Considered one of the best dressed men of all time, his personal style was impeccable and legendary.  ”Did he have style?” Diana Vreeland once asked rhetorically. ”The Duke of Windsor had style in every buckle on his kilt, every check of his country suits.” 

The Duke of Windsor had no license plate, only a royal crown emblem.  circa 1941

The Duke of Windsor had no license plate, only a royal crown emblem. circa 1941

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Barker Black.

Barker Black skull and crossbones insignia punched into the.  139 brass tacks also forms the insignia on each sole.  It's all about the subversive branding.Check out the Barker Black shop in Nolita and feast your eyes on the made-to-order and ready-made footwer, as well as neckwear, scarves and other fine men’s furnishings.  Barker Black skull-and-crossbones insignia punched into the toe.  139 brass tacks are used to form the insignia on each sole.  It’s all about the subversive branding and naughtiness.

Derrick Miller of Barker Black.

Derrick Miller is the creative force behind the 125-year-old English company.  The line he has produced for them is definitely Old World with a subversive, irreverent slant.  Given his time spent working at Ralph Lauren it’s no surprise the re-vamped Barker Black feels like a darker, more elegant Rugby.

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