Prince of Wales check

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Prince of Wales check
Prince of Wales check - The term is commonly applied to almost any Glen Urquhart check particularly in black and white as often favoured by the Duke of Windsor. The understanding is that the original Prince of Wales check was designed by Edward VII for country and shooting use in Scotland and is a very large check with a repeat of nine inches in bold red or brown on a cream ground with a grey overcheck. Commonly seen in a light suit fabric, it is a fine check overlaid with a colour check and where the fine checks cross over each they bleed into a houndstooth-type patterned square. Had a moment in the late eighties when ever window cleaner done good was seen sporting a double breasted Prince of Wales grey suit, but this is such a beautiful check it is returning in a big way.