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The Duke of Windsor
The Duke of Windsor was famous for popularising his signature Windsor knot in the 1930s and Hawes & Curtis created the Windsor collar especially for him. This iconic collar has since become an integral part of British fashion.
Hawes & Curtis is known for having introduced the backless evening waistcoat worn by the Duke of Windsor. Hollywood’s greatest dancer, Fred Astaire, asked Hawes & Curtis to make an identical version for himself; but he was regretfully refused due to the high demand for such garments from the British aristocracy!
Hawes & Curtis dressed Lord Mountbatten for most of his life. In 1955 Mountbatten wrote to Hawes & Curtis ordering eight suits from thirty yards of special tweed material.