In 1950 MEN'S WEAR MAGAZINE ran a few paragraphs on the heavy hand that the Duke of Windsor had on men's fashion:
"No one completely personified English qualities in attire than the Prince of Wales...Whatever he chose to wear was considered correct and in good taste and was accepted by millions of others in America and elsewhere. Following are a few of the styles that can be traced right back to the Duke of Windsor, either because he wore them first or was responsible for their spread..."
-they include such fashion innovations as the Panama hat, the spread collar and brown buckskin shoes among others.
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