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ANOTHER STYLE SETTER
Earlier that week my mother had gone through old copies of her theater programs. In the playbill for New York's Liberty Theatre for the week of April 9, 1923 (George M. Cohan's Little Nellie Kelly was playing), there was an article called "What the Man Will Wear," signed BEAUNASH. In it there was a section about plus fours, from which I quote:
"A great fillip to the vogue of plus-four knickerbockers has been given by the Prince of Wales, who wears them with pleats at the waistband and a crease down the centre of the leg. This looks undeniably spruce, even if it does seem like 'putting on a lot of side' for the sports."
?Last week SI gathered together as many pictures as our staffers could locate—30-odd—of the former Prince of Wales in plus fours, only to find that if he wore a crease in them at all, it apparently was at the side of the leg. The photograph shown here was taken in August 1923 at the French resort of Le Touquet.—ED.