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How did Edward VII make it fashionable to leave the bottom
button of a man’s vest undone?
King Edward VII had a large appetite and an even larger tummy. He
began leaving the bottom button of his vest undone because after a
meal he simply couldn’t do it up. Those who didn’t want to make the
king uncomfortable did the same, and so it became the fashion of the
day. Edward’s bulging belly may in part have been a consequence of his
favourite dish, which was, of course, chicken à la king.