A Birthday Fashion Retrospective with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

Prince William is one Oxford loafer closer to death’s door today. That’s right, it’s the Duke of Cambridge’s 29th birthday and while he may be celebrating by being boring — real stretch, Will — FashionIndie will celebrate with a stroll down memory’s sartorial lane. It’ll be a short stroll since the Duke is no Duchess of Cambridge, but it was either this or drinking ale at the local pub and if I’m going to pass out a bar I’d rather it be from possible alcohol poisoning rather than poisonous ennui.


A Birthday Fashion Retrospective with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge


You’d think with a style icon like Princess Di that the fashionable apple wouldn’t fall that far from the tree.  Well, some fruit’s just rotten. However, I think we all know who was responsible for Will and Harry‘s adorable contrasting tie and pocket square combo.


A Birthday Fashion Retrospective with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge


Will apparently modeled for the Pauper Prince catalog — I’m pretty sure I made that up — thus explainig these awful vests.


A Birthday Fashion Retrospective with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge


If there’s anything men should wear more of it’s a riding boot.


A Birthday Fashion Retrospective with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge


Remember when Wiill was the cute one and Harry was the rough one? Well, those tables quickly turned, but while Harry may look all kinds of rough right here, he gets bonus points for his lesbian-mom-on-the-town jean/white shirt combo over Will’s frumpy, lesbian-mom-running-errands corduroy/sweater look.


A Birthday Fashion Retrospective with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge


Here Prince William is serving me Dapper English Gentleman, complete with bowler hat and snide facial expression.


A Birthday Fashion Retrospective with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge


When Will started dating Kate Middleton, not much changed in his wardrobe but Kate — realizing the huge diamond tiara she’d be slipping into — learned a thing or two.


A Birthday Fashion Retrospective with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge


While all eyes were on Kate — and the stray leer on Pippa‘s backside — on their wedding day, Will looked dashing in his traditional royal regalia.


A Birthday Fashion Retrospective with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge


Give me a tux and a bowtie. Even with that glaringly thinning hair, Will looks every inch the luxe lad and he’s got the best accessory at his side…Harry’s weed pipe.


Happy Birthday Prince William!


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