Sir Provo William Parry Wallis, GCB
The Canadian born Admiral of the British fleet was best known for serving as an Admiral into his 90s, living to be 100 years old, and capturing the USS Chesapeake in the War of 1812.
Also, his massive beard, high collar, and military style brass double breasted jacket would be so #menswear right now.
Likelihood of Being the Inspiration: It's the 200th anniversary of Sir Wallis' capture of the Chesapeake this year, but that bit of history would severely limit U.S. sales; we don't like being told we've ever lost anything. 1 in 12.