Brogue wearer

The Prince of Wales

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Prince Ed­ward VIII caused an up­roar when he ab­di­cated in 1936 to marry amer­i­can so­cialite Wal­lis Simp­son. there was less ar­gu­ment over his sta­tus as a style icon. In his leisure time he wore be­spoke glen plaid check suits; for gala pre­miers he pre­ferred mid­night blue din­ner jack­ets. the prince rep­re­sented a new stylis­tic ideal that broke away from the old stale codes of dress. Not least he was a key fig­ure in pop­u­lar­is­ing the brogue, which the prince of­ten wore dur­ing rounds of golf or in his later home – Villa Wind­sor in Neuilly-surSeine, Paris.

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