Icon of the Month VE Day 70th Anniversary special – Winston Churchill
As well as Prime Minister, Winston Churchill lead an extremely eclectic life. He was a painter, a historian, a bricklayer, a prisoner of war, and a nobel prize laureate. He was also a champagne connoisseur and fashion icon – conceiving and popularising the ‘Siren Suit’ – a zip-up ‘onesie’, to be worn when seeking shelter during the blitz. But it is for his bold 3 piece chalk striped suits, polka dot bow ties, pocket watches and John Bull hats that he will be most fondly remembered. Whether he was visiting the trenches or meeting with world leaders, he was always impeccably dressed – even down to his underwear which was made from very finely woven silk.
He was also fascinated by zips – and even had them on his pyjamas!
In honour of the great man, we have selected sartorial highlights:
He took care over everything he wore, from his zippered pyjamas to these fantastic monogrammed slippers
A rare photograph from his younger years – resplendent in tailored military garb
The Full Monte – 3 piece chalk stripe, spotted bow tie, pocket watch, hat and cane.
Still splendid in his older years, meeting Roosevelt in a 4 show 6 double breasted chalkstripe
A combination of plain black jacket and waistcoat and high cut chalk stripe trousers.
It would be hard to imagine a modern politician pulling off this look!
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