The nations seventh president was a member of Harmony Lodge No. 1 in Nashville, Tenn. Old Hickory also had a seriously stylish head of hair, proving early on that fashion sense and Freemasonry could coexist.
Most people know him by the Disney version portrayed by Fess Parker in a performance that launched a million coonskin caps. They probably dont realize that Col. David Davy Crockett was also a Freemason who served in the U.S. Congress as a Representative from Tennessee.
Gillette didnt invent the safety razor as much as he created a business model that made it profitable and ubiquitous. He was raised to a Master Mason in June 1901, just three months before he introduced his razor to the world.
King Edward VIII, who abdicated the throne for American divorcee Wallis Simpson, is a style icon for the ages. The Duke of Windsor was known for the large necktie knot later named after him (the Windsor knot) and for stylishly mixing pattern-on-pattern in his wardrobe.
Not only was the mustachioed Mason a member of Beverly Hills Lodge No.528, he was also a Shriner, an offshoot of Freemasonry. According to lore, Gables style influence was such that when he appeared sans T-shirt in the 1934 movie It Happened One Night, T-shirt sales were affected.
The jazz trumpeter and singer was a Prince Hall Mason, a branch of the fraternal organization founded for African American men. Apart from being a pioneer of a musical style, Armstrong had sartorial swing as well.