It could have been taken yesterday. Perhaps we are used to seeing photos from this era in black and white, so we forget that ties, shirts and suits were coloured. Next there are the skills of the photographer; Edward's complex personality jumps out at you from this image. The style and dress sense of the sitter are striking. A white blazer (actually part of a suit; he was in the Bahamas), red check tie, mid-blue pocket square and chambray shirt are now on my shopping list - I have tried to recreate the look below, with thanks to the convenient Mr Porter.
Unfortunately white double-breasted jackets are not easy to find.
|Loro Piana unstructured cotton blazer|
|Loro Piana washed cotton chambray shirt|
|Gucci wool blend tie|
|Drake's silk pocket square - Mr Porter|