Last evening, Mrs. E. and I, deciding on a break from the very intense “Homeland” series, prowled around the new releases on Netflix instant watch and found “W.E.” . The story juxtaposes a modern Manhattanite couple with David and Mrs. Simpson. Madonna and Co. really got Wallis Simpson right, in terms of looks. They were terribly generous with the Duke of Windsor by casting James D’Arcy. The movie is, at least, incredibly stylish and I recommend it for that alone. It also made me wish I had made it to the auction of the estate. Ah well, at least I have the catalogue.
Of particular sartorial note was the yellow and grey combination rarely seen today. However, if you have the hair colouring and complexion for it, this is a very elegant look in my book. James D’Arcy’s Duke of Windsor paired this with dark brown suede shoes (of course) and yellow socks. The pocket square had a yellow bit to it, too. Apologies for the screen shot from the trailer, it was the only image I could find of the combination.
Click through the photo below if you would like to watch the trailer. W.E. looked good to me.