7. Edward was an unlikely fashion icon, with his clothing often more for comfort than style
As the Prince of Wales and the heir to the British throne, Edward was a traditionalist in many ways. When it came to style, however, he was very fashion forward. In fact, the gentlemen of London and much of the rest of Europe looked to the Playboy Prince for their fashion tips. Thanks to him, the Norfolk hat and the Homburg jacket became trendy in the 1890s. The Prince also was regularly seen in double-breasted frockcoats and with the bottom button of his waistcoat undone – both became popular, though it’s highly likely the Prince favored this way of dressing due to his sizeable gut!