Prince Charles - Patched Jacket
Apologies to UK readers if you're more than familiar with this story, but we had to show our loyal readership in Japan, Italy and elsewhere some pictures of Prince Charles from his recent TV appearance as guest editor on the BBC's Countryfile. He was on to talk about country issues and conservation on the Duchy estate.
Is it a Wax? Is it a Wool?
Who wasn't thrilled by the sight of that patchwork field coat (below)? I could make out tweed, waxed cotton, a bit of leather, Melton cloth. Was it a wax coat to begin with or a woollen field coat? Was it originally like the one above? Hard to tell. Magnificent though. What an ambassador for British style and heritage he is, constantly selling the soft culture of these islands just by the clothes that he wears. Or am I reading far too much into a patched-up old coat? I could imagine Ralph Lauren brining out a tidied-up version, knowing them.
I have a dream that one day we might be able to push protocol aside and have Prince Charles talking about his clothes. Or just providing a few nice pictures would be enough, I suppose.