Prince of Wales Blazer
“Gentlemen, You May Smoke.”
It was Bertie, the Prince of Wales (King Edward VII later) who first donned the pattern known as glen check, aka Glenurquhart.
So why do we give all the credit to his grandson, Edward VIII, who abdicated
the throne to marry Wallis and pursue a life of leisure?
May the world know, Bertie was the first. Always his own man, he would go
on to overturn his Queen mother’s ban on cigar smoking as well as many more of her wishes including his royal namesake. Overbearing mothers and cigars? Freud must have had a field day.
Gentlemen, you may smoke.
Prince of Wales Double-Breasted Blazer (No. 6758) handsomely constructed from wool/cashmere fabric woven in Yorkshire by the historic Abraham Moon Mill. Composition: 95% Wool/5% Cashmere. Poly viscose satin lining. Horn four-hole buttons. Imported.