When I awoke to the news of Prince Philip’s passing, I immediately thought of the image above, my favorite style shot of his. I’d thought, however, that he was wearing a double-breasted blazer in the photo. In fact it looks as though he may be breaking one of the most cardinal style rules of those punctilious types who are drawn to rules: wearing a suit coat as an odd jacket.
Prince Philip made other soigné style gestures throughout his long life, including wearing light socks and loafers with his signature DB blazer. I’m wearing mine in tribute, and if you don’t have one, perhaps you’ll find that now is the time. As I’ve stated before, the present social situation is fertile for idiosyncrasy and iconoclasm. — CC