Edward Duke of Windsor's unique style made him an icon of men's fashion during the 1920s and 1930s. He dared to be different; choosing casual sportswear over formal attire, wearing bold prints and checks and opting for sharp classic tailoring. His penchant for fair isle sweaters and golfing plus fours, previously only worn as sportswear, became fashionable on and off the golf course.
His casual 'Riviera' style, linen shirts with soft collars, flannel trousers with turn ups and two tone or brown suede shoes, became popular with men of all classes in the UK and across the Atlantic in America.
Edward's style continues to influence fashion trends to this day - US designer Thom Browne's AW16 menswear collection features clothing inspired by the 1920s sporing style, made popular by Edward.