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in 1907, King Ed­ward VII of the United King­dom stayed at Grand­ho­tel Pupp. Ac­cord­ing to a rather hu­mor­ous story, King Ed­ward VII al­legedly “in­vented creases” on trousers by mis­take:

When King Ed­ward VII of the United King­dom came to Carls­bad in 1907, he ob­vi­ously stayed with the Pupps. In the af­ter­noon, be­fore a gala din­ner at the Pupp, which he was to chair, the King had gone for a walk in nearby woods. While walk­ing, the noble­man tore his trousers and this was, with a view to the up­com­ing din­ner, rather em­bar­rass­ing. To rem­edy the sit­u­a­tion, the King rushed into the near­est clothes shop in the Old Meadow. His Majesty spotted a stack of men’s trousers in one of the shelves. With­out hes­i­tat­ing, the No. 1 English­man swiftly selected new trousers. The shop­keeper, flab­ber­gasted by hav­ing such a no­ble cus­tomer, wanted to iron the wrin­kled trousers yet the King re­jected due to lack of time. He put on the wrin­kled trousers and hur­ried to the Pupp where he gave a speech to the Carls­bad high so­ci­ety. As the King was speak­ing, the people of Carls­bad, the ladies in par­tic­u­lar, were con­founded when they no­ticed bizarre wind­ing creases and lines on the front and rear of the trousers of the sov­er­eign of proud Al­bion. They had never seen any­thing like that be­fore in cos­mopoli­tan Carls­bad. None of the present, nev­er­the­less, dared to ask. The next day, the Carls­bad mayor gave a gala break­fast at the Pupp in honor of the English king. And lo! All the Carls­bad gen­tle­men ap­peared at the Cer­e­mo­nial Hall with more or less suc­cess­fully creased trousers. When the King in­quired about their rather com­i­cal trousers, he was told that the Carls­bad gen­tle­men did not want to fall be­hind lat­est Bri­tish fash­ion pre­sented by His Majesty him­self the evening be­fore.

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