The beauty of Monarchy and Aristocracy!

CesareRomiti

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The working classes used to attach great importance to being well dressed and were sometimes well dressed themselves - Sunday Best - despite lack of money and that many opportunities to be suited and booted. It is a lot easier for cashed-up idlers with butlers to be well turned out.

It is better to be a cashed-up idler with butlers in general
 

Kingstonian

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It is better to be a cashed-up idler with butlers in general
Certainly more comfortable. Just as easy to go off the rails though. The devil makes work for idle hands and all that. Though many had a sense of noblesse oblige and Christian values still held sway.
 

The Shooman

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Interesting links:

What's the Difference Between a Duchess and a Princess?
https://www.livescience.com/6523-difference-duchess-princess.html

Even more interesting is this:
After the Royal Wedding, Why Isn't Kate Middleton a Princess?
https://www.livescience.com/33241-prince-william-kate-middleton-new-royal-titles.html
 
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Lumpen

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I am tired to see how the Prince of Monaco always does the ridicule on the Formula 1 granprix with his badspoke unsuits, specially trousers, long and 2 sizes more.

The best cars, boats and glamour but a poor tailor and image assistant
 

Lumpen

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BTW best ever dressed monarch was Franco and Don Adolfo.

Best dressed Duke was Leon Degrelle.
 

Pimpernel Smith

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In what way grand?
Cos he’s grown an unruly beard and created a trademark for himself of wearing ridiculous massive tie knots?
Is that all?

Tremendous taste in fillies, his wife without doubt in her prime and that lasted quite sometime was the fittest of the female Royals. That alone gets him in pole position past all his contemporaries.
 

MES

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Pretty certain he is?

Can't say I understand either, as a Brit - even as a dirty Scot.
 

Great White Snark

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Tremendous taste in fillies, his wife without doubt in her prime and that lasted quite sometime was the fittest of the female Royals. That alone gets him in pole position past all his contemporaries.
Isn’t she a repeat-offending massive racist?

I may be wrong but I seem to remember his brother had a tidy looking significant other. That was some time ago so I can’t be sure how kind time has been.
 

formby

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I think the old Prince has a signature look, which, for me, is the essence of what style is...
 

Lumpen

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Best ever dressed and best lider ever was III Marques de Estela, assasinated by evil socialists
 

Pimpernel Smith

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11th Duke of Marlborough:

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12th Duke of Marlborough:

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The Shooman

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When you are the future King your suits need to be much better than a mere Prince.
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Bonus shot of Prince Phillip's shoos and the Queen's buttons (not just plastic buttons either).
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More bonus shots of the shoos in the shoo thread. I've got some good angles.
 

Pimpernel Smith

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Mildly aristocratic by blood line and marriage, lover of stately homes, ex-Royal Marine cammando, keeper of the Catholic faith and defender of the realm from the Dark Age of welfarism and the encroachment of bottom-up culture and my kind of snob, Evelyn Waugh:

Aged 26
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Another from the 1920s

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1930's
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A man out of time:
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Bloated with booze and drugs:
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Happy family:
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Kingstonian

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Dreadful human being. When asked how he squared his views with his adopted religion he said he would be even worse if he was not a Catholic. This cradle Catholic has a suspicion of converts. Graham Green was another. Poor old Anne Widdicombe at least tried to live up to the principles of her new chosen faith.
 

Kingstonian

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Not really a soldier either.

And the welfare state in its infancy gave chances to many. As did grammar schools.
 

Pimpernel Smith

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Dreadful human being. When asked how he squared his views with his adopted religion he said he would be even worse if he was not a Catholic. This cradle Catholic has a suspicion of converts. Graham Green was another. Poor old Anne Widdicombe at least tried to live up to the principles of her new chosen faith.

He certainly was an insufferable elitist snob with some nasty views over the years, but one cannot fault the style influence of the mini-series Brideshead Revisited on men's attire in the early 80s. The recent adaptation of Decline and Fall was exceptional too.


Not really a soldier either.

And the welfare state in its infancy gave chances to many. As did grammar schools.

He did the training, served in a war theatre and wasn't given any feathers. He stood up when it counted, albeit the one campaign he was involved in was a bit of a flop.

The grammar schools were an excellent vehicle for social mobility, why do you think the socialists killed most of them and even to this day will stand-up in Parliament and denounce them whilst many of them are products of selective education? And they do everything they can to send their own kids to these institutions whilst denigrating them in Parliament. The fat hippo being one of them.

He probably lived a life of misery and bitterness at being named ‘Evelyn’.

And who could blame him?

Everyone gets the name they want. Especially authors.
 
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