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Princ Charles

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Millerp, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. Millerp

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    globetrotter Stylish Dinosaur

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    I saw that too. what ever it is, I am not getting one.
     


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    Me neither, especially because the sleeve buttons aren't kissing. Which Savile Row tailor broke the "rule?" [​IMG] [​IMG]Thanks to ImageShack for Free Image Hosting
     


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    Concordia Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm betting on something relating to an Army regiment-- because of the red, and also the sleeve buttons. [​IMG]
     


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    Something tells me on tailor is taking credit for that monstrosity.

    Although, it's kind of hard to argue with the Prince:

    "I recommend all black sir"

    "I want it with red cuffs"

    "That would not be advisable sir"

    "I see, your right, it won't match"

    "(Sigh of relief)"

    "Better make the collar red as well, that way it will match the cuffs"

    "Uh, well, um...yes your highness"

    Jon.
     


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    Maybe the outfit has something to do with the ban on hunting with hounds (coming into force later this month).

    Red (correct name: hunting pink) tailcoats are worn at the great balls of the hunting fraternity. Could it be that Charles, looking at his hunting pink tails, said to his valet: "Shame, one can wear it no longer" and then the valet suggested to put collar and cuffs onto another coat? Charles' reply was probably: "One can make a little bit of a protest".

    It will be the first time in his life that Charles has shown thrift.
     


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    I love it. I don't think I'd get one in bright red, but perhaps navy blue velvet....
     


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    By the way, does anybody know which of his "personal tailors" is making his morning suit for the wedding?
     


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    It's a Windsor Coat. It's worn by male members of the royal family and certain members of the royal household as evening wear at Windsor Castle. Ordinarily it's a tailcoat, but the Prince of Wales and Duke of Edinburgh have dinner jacket versions.

    Trilby
     


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    Fascinating. I had no idea. Thanks so much for explaining.
     


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    Originally Posted by Trilby,Feb. 11 2005,12:16
    It's a Windsor Coat. It's worn by male members of the royal family and certain members of the royal household as evening wear at Windsor Castle. Ordinarily it's a tailcoat, but the Prince of Wales and Duke of Edinburgh have dinner jacket versions.
    Fascinating. I had no idea. Thanks so much for explaining.
    Yes, fascinating. Thank you. Millerp (original poster)
     


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    The Duke of Windsor in his book, "Windsor Remembered", recounted that in his grandfather's and father's time the royalty were very uniform conscious. They wore uniforms all the time and had so-called uniforms designed for civilian purposes. In other words, the royal family had different models of court dress designed for them exclusively.

    I would guess that the dinner jacket is one of these "court outfits" designed specifically for the royal family. This dinner jacket is a vestige of court dress, and I assume that the wearing of this design is limited to the Windsor males.

    Cheerio.
     


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    I like it. Thanks for the explanations gents.

    Plus, though I am an extreme democrat, I say HRH gets to wear what he wants.
     


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    HRH The Prince of Wales looks hideous in that get up. Almost as weird as when he wears those scottish tartin dresses (kilts). Pants are for men not skirts.
     


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