‘The Crown’ Season 5: Back to Double-Breasted Blazers and Barn Jackets

Elsewhere in British drama right this moment, Netflix launched a brand new trailer for its upcoming fifth season of The Crown, which picks up the place season 4 left off: with the crumbling of then-Prince (now King!) Charles and Princess Diana’s turbulent marriage. That lands us within the early ’90s, which means we’re not solely about to enter into Girl Di’s actual streetwear king period, however we’re going to see extra of the extremely thought of, willfully idiosyncratic closet of Charles III—the person who, in 2022, would turn out to be a menswear King.

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Charles’s private model has, type of famously, not modified a lot within the final half-century: he nonetheless wears jackets he’s owned for many years, and for the event of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s marriage ceremony, he wearing a morning coat he’s had because the mid-’80s. The King wears garments the way in which that solely somebody who’s ostensibly been in a low-buttoned double-breasted blazer and trousers since he stopped sporting shorts as a toddler may. As Rachel Tashjian, former GQ style critic and home Royal model correspondent, put it again in 2020, “I’m wondering if anybody has ever appeared so sick comfy on the planet however so at dwelling in a go well with.” 

Dominic West as Prince Charles and Olivia Williams as Camilla in season 5 of The Crown.Courtesy of Keith Bernstein for Netflix

Within the trailer, we see Charles (performed by Dominic West this season; Elizabeth Debicki performs Diana) nonetheless scrunching his palms into his bespoke blazers’ pockets, slightly below one among his many brightly coloured, pattern-clashing neckties and coordinating pocket squares. At Balmoral, he and the remainder of the Royals will swap out their fits for Barbour barn coats, lending the jackets a “glamorous in that idle aristocrat manner” attraction that has little doubt bolstered their newfangled reputation.

With the royal couple’s pending divorce, amid different drama, on the middle of The Crown’s season 5, their hanging wardrobes often is the solely issues left unscathed.

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