March 23, 2009 by Jon Patrick
“Edward VIII replaced his fly buttons with a zip, a revolutionary move; and his Fair Isle pullovers, shorts and Windsor knots were considered by some to foreshadow the end of Empire.” –Angus McGill
Posted in Preppy, British, LIFE archive, apparel, tartan, fashion, vintage, history, American | Tagged fashion, menswear, design | 4 Comments
[…] always sort of snickered and the short & jacket look, but in this context I’m almost tempted to follow suit. Almost. […]
Very smart outfits. Used to see guys wear Bermuda shorts with long socks a lot in the 80s (even with long argyle socks). Hope they come back in again soon.
Actually, the Duke of Windsor did not use, much less invent, the Windsor knot. He always used the four-in-hand, but because he liked a big knot, had his bespoke ties made so that they would produce a large knot with his preferred tying method.
Or so I hear.
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