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    Posted: 15-May-2015 at 19:49
On October 7, 1666, King Charles II of England issued a Royal Proclamation concerning what clothing was expected at court.    
As part of his proclamation, King Charles resolved to start wearing a vest with pockets where he could place his watch rather than wearing it around his neck.
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Prince Albert the Prince Consort started a new trend in wearing watches. He linked a simple chain attached to his vest through a button hole. The excess length of the chain draped across Albert's vest.
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Prince Albert married Victoria in Feb 1840. He was not very popular at first, so I'm not sure how much influence he had on public fashion in his early years as consort.

I note this because there is an 1841 print (of an earlier painting) showing a desirable young gentleman wearing a watch with chain across the vest.

http://www.britishmuseum.org/collectionimages/AN01142/AN01142560_001_l.jpg?width=304




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