From the Archives: The Duke of Windsor


Tropical weight wool and two-tone sport shoes: a lesson in warm weather elegance from the Great Duke of Windsor, pictured here in Lisbon shortly after the outbreak of World War II. Notice also the four-button stance of the double breasted suit jacket with the lapel rolling to the bottom button, thereby enhancing the height of a man not terribly statuesque. DBs with fewer than the traditional six button arrangement are suddenly back in style, though the modern versions hardly have the aplomb of Edward’s wardrobe.

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