Frederik IX’s robe

A large part of Frederik 9th’s wardrobe has been preserved – more than 200 objects, including both daily wear and uniforms. Especially well known is this admiral’s uniform, which was one of the King’s favorites, and which he often wore. That was how his contemporaries knew him best – in naval dress uniform. The tone in the navy suited his personality – reasonably informal, allowing him more freedom than he usually had as king and head of state. The uniform is made of soft black wool with gold braid on the sleeves, marking it as an admiral’s uniform. It was made in the mens’ tailoring section of the Magasin Department store when the king was 68. Its cut is like a contemporary man’s suit: the jacket has wide, padded shoulders, inside pockets, and the trousers are worn with a belt rather than with suspenders.