So How Do You Say… Marquis of Fashion
I get this question a lot and to be honest… it’s a good one. Though there are a couple ways to pronounce Marquis (as in rhymes with Elvis or the French version which rhymes with tai chi), I go with the “EE” sounding version. Not to be confused with Marquee as in the bumpin club in Las Vegas, Sydney and New York.
So why the name? My name is Mark. When I was a kid people called me Marky. Marky… Marquis… It just fit. ALSO… I’m a count. And Count of Fashion sounded dumb so Marquis it was and has remained.
And now to fill your brain with misc facts that you’ll impress someone with someday.
“Middle French marquis (feminine, marquise) from Old French Marchis from Medieval Latin marca “frontier, frontier territory”, ultimately from a Germanic word for ‘border’ (mark) which in English became march, plural marches. The French form marquis, recorded in English since 1300, is still sometimes used (especially in Scotland), though marquess is now the preferred British usage.”