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Old 01-31-2018, 06:47 PM
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Off topic, but this thread and all of you on it make me laugh so much. Thanks for lifting spirits.
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:12 PM
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William should look at Daniel here, who pulls it off on five points.
Daniel's tux is buttoned.
His handkerchief is neat, not just stuffed down the pocket.
His shirtsleeves are showing about one inch as is perfect.
His shoes are shining.
His pants has the appropriate length, not too short - like William's... and not too long.
The only minor flaw is Daniel's butterfly, but since butterflys must be tied by hand, minor imperfections are allowed.

So from me.
While William gets a

- But soon we shall feast our eyes at Haakon.
William could wear slippers and a lilac hessian tux and still come out on top.
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A monkey hat? - Hmm, nah vicars wear brimmed hats. And in the summer a straw hat.

Have you tried a balaclava? https://www.fjallraven.dk/media/cata...7291-030_1.jpg
William would look... unique though in a balaclava like this: https://img.etsystatic.com/il/a79838...69488_gdf6.jpg
Umm, how can I put this politely? Is the sun over the yardarm Denmark? Now I see a unique opportunity to bring men's hats into fashion with his chrome dome turning a subtle shade of blue, so perhaps a felt Fedora or Trilby NOT a Pork Pie or a Flat Cap! Come summer he's going to need a straw version to protect that chrome dome too.

Note:
1 Williams Dinner shoes ar suede or velvet . . . fortunately not embroidered with gold.
2. His kerchief is perfect (learned from his Pa) although it is not in the uniform lines of the Swedes.
3. You called it right on the cuffs. Both William and Harry have yet to master the art of 'shooting their cuffs'.
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Old 02-01-2018, 01:28 AM
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Ah, Muhler if it's not a beard hat what's the point?
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/02...g?v=1474796223
Now, now, Ish.

I don't think it's proper to mock the local dress of Narvik in Northern Norway.

When Norwegian boys in and around Narvik come of age, that is on their fourteenth birthday, they are presented with such a hat, in Norway called a Skaugum.
Then the father parades his son through the streets of the local community, while all local adult men line up on the sidewalk, shouting: Jukkulala-Jo! Jukkulala-Jo!
At the same time they stomp their right foot hard down on the planks of the sidewalk. - It means bad luck if they use the left foot! So men who don't have a right foot, knock their heads against a wall instead. All buildings around Narvik are made from timber, so no one is hurt.
No women are allowed at this coming-of-age ceremony.
The boys will wear their Skaugum until they get married and it is tradition that it is only removed by the bride on their wedding night. Romantic, eh?

Over time, some of the tresses will fall off, they are then replaced by grey tresses, signifying maturity and wisdom.
Men who don't wear a Skaugum are considered women and addressed as such.

Should William visit Narvik, he will be presented with a Skaugum and expected to wear it, but Kate can't be present.
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Old 02-01-2018, 01:51 AM
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I don't think ish meant anything by it. A lot of people wouldn't know that custom

In Canada the toques are quite popular accessory, often as a gag gift. You can buy a pattern to make your own.

https://ashleemarie.com/crochet-bobb...ultiple-sizes/

The trend was patented by a Canadian snowboarder.

Season 6: Beardo - Dragons' Den

Was an attempt at a stylish alternative to 'ski masks' to keep warm on the slopes.

There are different varieties, some with obviously wilder beard varieties.
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Old 02-01-2018, 11:52 AM
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Now, let's marvel at the current master among royal men. The sensei himself, Prince Charles.
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2018/...7258000197.jpg

What is not to like here?
Double breasted suit
Perfect length of trouser legs.
Well kept shoes.
Shirtsleeves protruding one inch.
A discreetly naughty tie.
A sassy handkerchief in his pocket.
And finally the cuff links, so many men nowadays pay no attention to the cuff links.
The only thing you could possibly add to this picture would be a lapel pin.
Charles gets from me.

I really like the bow tie of the gentleman beside Prince Charles, and there are many royal men who should try wear that one.
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Old 02-01-2018, 12:35 PM
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Charles indeed has style. Im not a fan of double breasted suits but they work on Charles.

We continue with William, this time in Norway. And something so simple like a red scarf. Baby steps with him
https://media.gettyimages.com/photos...re-id913008242

Haakon too gets a few points, interesting scarf and he left the ugly brown old shoes at home
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2018/...7484609090.jpg

Haakon also changed to a different coat and scarf later
https://media.gettyimages.com/photos...re-id912999708

But his shoes, he is still wearing those rubber protectors...I mean really are there no other shoes appropriate for the weather?
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2018/...7500580837.jpg

Taking a break from Norway, Lets head to Denmark and the always stylish Frederik
Simple suit but the tie completes the outfit
https://cfvod.kaltura.com/p/2299591/...910/height/512
http://kongehuset.dk/sites/default/f...?itok=6qtnkrne
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Old 02-01-2018, 12:53 PM
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And the scarf is not blue. Pranter will be delighted.

I took a look at Haakon's shoes, Nice! Then he kept his galoshes on inside(!!), and I sank into a deep depression once more.

Frederik is doing fine these days, but there orders of magnitudes between him and Prince Charles.
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Old 02-01-2018, 01:38 PM
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Yes I was delighted! A Cranberry color!!!



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Old 02-01-2018, 01:52 PM
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To be fair: yes, the Prince of Wales has a style, but it is rapidly becoming very outdated. He has the habit to wear his (undoubtedly arch-expensive and handmade) costumes completely out. This can last one or two decades or maybe longer. That is visible, one can see that a costume is baggy (while the trend is fitted), that it does not look crispy, that the colours or dessins are quite oldfashioned. Suddenly the Prince of Wales (or his father, a great desser as well) become brontosaurs in appearance.

The King of Spain, with the advantage of being tall and fit, dresses very sharply. His suits and pantalons have a sharp cut, his dessins are modern, the shoulders and lapels follow the trend in fashion. Exactly because of the "shabby chic" of the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Edinburgh, they look so completely different in comparison to the King of Spain, by far Europe's very best dressed royal, closely followed by Prince Carl Philip of Sweden.
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Old 02-01-2018, 01:56 PM
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The fitted trend will pass.
Few middle aged men will look good in fitted pants. Take a look at the middle aged men around you and ask: Would their legs and not least behinds look good in fitted trousers?
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Old 02-01-2018, 02:25 PM
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http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2018/...7336734614.jpg

William not closing the button of his tux.
He might need a new tux, he cant seem to button it anymore
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DU-OMtKWkAA_tQ2.jpg
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Old 02-01-2018, 06:09 PM
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To be fair: yes, the Prince of Wales has a style, but it is rapidly becoming very outdated. He has the habit to wear his (undoubtedly arch-expensive and handmade) costumes completely out. This can last one or two decades or maybe longer. That is visible, one can see that a costume is baggy (while the trend is fitted), that it does not look crispy, that the colours or dessins are quite oldfashioned. Suddenly the Prince of Wales (or his father, a great desser as well) become brontosaurs in appearance.
As the Prince of Wales has noted, he becomes "fashionable" and hits the best-dressed lists at least once or twice a decade, proving his point that men's fashion is cyclical. Just like a broken clock is right twice a day!
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Old 02-01-2018, 06:16 PM
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He might need a new tux, he cant seem to button it anymore
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DU-OMtKWkAA_tQ2.jpg
As I noted before with several linked pictures,William routinely doesn't button his tux. That is why I asked if it is a new fashion trend in the UK, or if it's just the way he prefers to wear it.
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Old 02-02-2018, 11:53 AM
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Last day in Norway for William. And really there is no hope for Haakon. An old-fashion double breasted jacket with mismatched pants and brown shoes
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DVCg_XuVMAAvfc-.jpg
Really both get a zero today . Awful shoes on both
http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/D...y-gwS0QUgl.jpg
http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/D...uVTlqnb9rl.jpg

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http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2018/...7568401974.jpg
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Old 02-02-2018, 12:25 PM
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Last day in Norway for William. And really there is no hope for Haakon. An old-fashion double breasted jacket with mismatched pants and brown shoes
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DVCg_XuVMAAvfc-.jpg
Really both get a zero today . Awful shoes on both
http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/D...y-gwS0QUgl.jpg
http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/D...uVTlqnb9rl.jpg

Close ups
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2018/...7568401974.jpg
https://media.gettyimages.com/photos...re-id913296804
Hopeless is indeed the word!

If Haakon is so fond of showing how well shaped his legs are, why doesn't he wear a skirt instead of too short trouser legs?

And William is back to his vicar-outfit - and blue...

Both get from me.
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Old 02-02-2018, 12:27 PM
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Even Harry defaulted to his blue suit last night....


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Old 02-02-2018, 12:40 PM
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Last day in Norway for William. And really there is no hope for Haakon. An old-fashion double breasted jacket with mismatched pants and brown shoes
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DVCg_XuVMAAvfc-.jpg
Really both get a zero today . Awful shoes on both
http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/D...y-gwS0QUgl.jpg
http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/D...uVTlqnb9rl.jpg

Close ups
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2018/...7568401974.jpg
https://media.gettyimages.com/photos...re-id913296804
There was really nothing wrong with the two gentlemen. Haakon's brown-with-blue leather shoes are the trend of the moment. The double-breasted jacket also is the current trend. Note that it is the sharply tailored version, not the awful 1990's big oversized double-breasted coats. I can not go along with your criticism: for this casual event the Norwegian Prince was very in line with current mode. That can not be said about the British Prince whom looked duller than dull but nevertheless was appropriate for this low key event with youngsters.
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Old 02-02-2018, 01:39 PM
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Hopeless is indeed the word!

If Haakon is so fond of showing how well shaped his legs are, why doesn't he wear a skirt instead of too short trouser legs?

And William is back to his vicar-outfit - and blue...

Both get from me.
Exactly. Dull and Duller
Now to a more stylish Crown Prince. Frederik opening an art exhibition
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...b7&oe=5B25D618
https://scontent.faep8-1.fna.fbcdn.n...eb&oe=5AEACEA9
pairing a dark blue shirt with this suit, excellent!

http://ppe-agency.com/500px/Feb2018/PPE18020228.jpg
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Old 02-02-2018, 02:30 PM
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Well, well, well. Who saw that one coming!
Frederik the boheme.
He glides into the fashionable arts-circles here.

Modern, artistic, fashionable.

I'll say this is one of his best civilian attires yet. He gets from me.
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today Prince Philip attended church at West Newton, Norfolk


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