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Old 02-10-2006, 11:58 AM
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I enjoy the thoughts on this thread! So -- I am wondering - when you think of European royals who epitomize European style -- who are they and what specifically about the way they dress makes them have that style in your opinion? I know there are differences between countries, like there are differences between regions in the US but barring that, I'd be curious to know opinions.
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Old 02-11-2006, 04:25 AM
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I'm sorry to place this question here in this thread, I honestly don't know where to place such question actually! I noticed this certain type of shoes worn by most male royals, especially the younger ones, it really is so difficult to describe - they're like a Hush Puppies type of shoes. I just want to know what they're called.
Attached is a picture of Prince Amedeo and he's wearing the shoes that I'm referring to. :-) I hope someone could help me figure out what those pair of shoes are called. :-)
They are calles moccasins. They are very classy yet casual. Shoes tell you a lot abot a person and this type of shoe is no exception-the person that wears this type of this shoe would be and want to be thought of as well bed and cultured, confident, mannered and in MOST male cases fabulously rich.
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Old 02-11-2006, 09:54 AM
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Thank you so much for the swift reply to my question Lil_princess_lost! So that's what they're called. I did see those type of shoes in the movie The Prince and Me, where Prince Edvard was wearing them. They're so classy.
And you're absolutely right when you say that those men who wear such pair of shoes want to be thought of as well-bred, cultured, confident and most of all, well-mannered men. :-)
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I enjoy the thoughts on this thread! So -- I am wondering - when you think of European royals who epitomize European style -- who are they and what specifically about the way they dress makes them have that style in your opinion? I know there are differences between countries, like there are differences between regions in the US but barring that, I'd be curious to know opinions.
I think a lot of royals have great style. As far as casual, day-to-day style, I like Charlotte Casiraghi and CP Mary. As far as suits, gowns and hats, I like Maxima a lot. Ths few pics I've seen of Princess Angela show her to be quite stylish as well.
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Old 03-11-2006, 07:43 PM
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I live in Canada and I find North Americans in general to dress much more casual than Europeans. I was in Italy over christmas break and I noticed how nicely dressed everyone was. All the women wore heels and dress clothes and all the men wore dress winter coats and scarfs. The whole time of I was there I never saw anyone wearing sweatpants! At home I see tons of people wearing sweatpants everyday.
I went to a trade show in 1999 in Toronto and saw both the men and women dressed more than Americans. Men were in coats and ties, women in skirts. The women looked very nice.

Americans are "cas'" dressers, especially in California. "Casual Friday" is an important ritual. Its comfortable, but Canada is a much more intact society than the USA. I believe the standard of dress (and cleanliness and courtesy) show a society that weathered the turmoil of 40 years ago and came out in one piece whereas the USA started to splinter, a process that is accelerating today.

Maybe Canada has gone more cas' in the seven years since I was there. I can understand why, but hope not. Standards of dress imply standards of civilty and civilization.
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I'm going to Paris in a couple of weeks and have some money to get some clothes.

Would what you suggest I wear in Paris to fit in and not look too touristy?
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Old 03-18-2006, 07:59 AM
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I'm going to Paris in a couple of weeks and have some money to get some clothes.

Would what you suggest I wear in Paris to fit in and not look too touristy?
It does'nt matter where you are; always wear your clothes with confidence, you individual style and lotsa attitude . Back to the theme of the thread I would just like to say that my favorite royal house of dressers would have to be Denmark and Luxembourg- Denmark because it's very regal and royal yet accesible. And Luxembourg because it's old skool classy with a modern edge and I'm a sucker 4 old skool.
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I'm going to Paris in a couple of weeks and have some money to get some clothes.

Would what you suggest I wear in Paris to fit in and not look too touristy?
It seems a lot of European women are into Pashminas/shawls tied aound the neck (CP Mary, Charlotte Casiraghi, etc). I love that look, but it took me a while to figure out how they tie it! I bet you can't go wrong with black, a pashmina for a splash of color, sunglasses and a well-made coat.
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i think their style is of european upper class style,when they are on royal duty is vety puch style
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I think it also depends on the city. For example I have noticed this in Spain. In Madrid people tend to dress in a smart way (fitted jackets, tailored pants, skirts)most of the time, whether they are shopping or working and I always try to look 'smart-casual' when I go out.

In Barcelona though, I always feel I can be more casual there! The people have a more laid back approach to fashion. (They always look amazing of course!)

I've heard comments about Princess Letizia's 'boring' style, but I think it works well. She always looks very smart and elegant and it fits in with the style many people choose to have in Spain.
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Unless age deals her a bad hand, I don't think Letizia will ever be "boring!"
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Well from my observation, it really does depends on "where" they come from. For example, all European women are much better dressed than Americans. In both work wear and casual wear. Spain, Italy, in
It's very nice of you to think so, but somehowI don't find it true. I hate to say this, but women here in Finland aren't overally that stylish, at least not like Italian or French women are. I have observed that you can almost always tell where people come from by their looks; Italian and Spanish are stylish in a very formal way, the French are more relaxed but still very chic, even in stuff like green jeans Here in Finland there aren't that many labels around, nor much of those leather goodies or great bags. We do have a high average living standard, but high taxes keeps the real income too low for even most of the professional women to go for those Louis Vuittons. Sort of sad really.

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I also found that most if not the majority of European women wear shoes with some sort of heel which in turn gives everything a more polished pulled together look. Rarely have I seen a European lady wear a pair of tennis shoes!
Not here. We have extreme weathers here, and that dictates a lot of what we wear. The winters used to be like -35 C. I own about 50 pairs of shoes, mostly heels (and some are red or purple in colour), and everyone thinks I'm crazy for wearing those every day. But I'm only a short girl

There was a poll in Finnish some time ago, I think after king Carl Gustav's 60th. It basically asked "Do you admire/copy the style of the royals?". About 90% answered no; reading the comments I realised two things: we are still in here a very far away from the rest of the Europe, in our inability to recognise the importance royalty hold in the continent. And, in here, we have an extremely relaxed, loose dress-codes. The only royal woman who scored points in the poll was Madeleine, who in here is mostly seen in bikinis. The royal women were seen are marmish and matronly in their heels and suits; quite possibly because we don't have that kind of culture of more formal dressing. That is probably why Madeleine is so big here.

Somehow I think that reflects the novelty of our culture, just like it does on the US. Without the whole history of self-created etiquette and formality the Europe has but Finland - and the US - lacks, there is no sense of need for it.

I have noticed that many of the royal women dress quite similarly; the British are an obvious streak apart, their royal ladies dressing in a way that is more distinct to the British women - or maybe the ordinary women have just picked up the cue from the royal family That could be the case elsewhere too - the women of certain age in Sweden look a lot like Silvia. Royal women are obviously tied into patronising their native designers. Mary wears a lot of stuff by Danish labels, which are sold everywhere in Europe. Letizia's most outfits are bu Iberian designers, and have a certain flair to them...

...and I'm blabbing away. You hopefully got my point
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