I couldn't agree more with his choice of hem length.Good work
If only local tailors would take note and stop arguing with customers about the 'proper length' of trousers. I find this particularly true for those of us under six feet tall. Several tailors I have visited around Boston insist pants should reach the heels of my shoes - so that I tread on the hem when I change in to slippers.
The Duke chooses a mild break -- see the slight indentation just above the hem. He usually did this because of his fine taste in hosiery -- one not shared by most mere mortal dressers. When you "show sock," like the Prince or Fred Astaire, you'd better get it right.We of the black- brown-and-blue-sock club know our limitations. We play it safe with the stockings and choose a longer hem and greater break just as an added measure of safety.Of course, things can get ridiculous with the uber-break hem, though Sir Winston Churchill often pulled it off. I suspect that, fitting with his reactionary disposition, he considered socks to be underwear not to be seen, ever. But, like the Duke of Windsor, he was sui generis.
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