Minor British Institutions: Prince of Wales check
Saturday 02 October 2010
Appropriately for the check-on-check pattern known as Prince of Wales check, there are two misconceptions to unpick before we can focus on this timeless design.
The first is that it was devised by the Duke of Windsor, formerly Edward VIII (the one who abdicated to marry Mrs Simpson) while Prince of Wales.
It may have been popularised by the most nattily dressed man of the 20th century, but it is better associated with his father, Edward VII (of cigars fame) when he was Prince of Wales, in the latter part of the 19th century, a product of the while-hunting-at-Balmoral thing.
The second point is that it is not a royally inspired style at all, but a variant of the much older Glen Urquhart check.
Authentically, as a Glen Urquhart check, it is seen in shades of black or grey, but it need not be and when colours are found these could be said to be the true Prince of Wales variety.
The check is not often seen in suits today, and is a more popular choice in a shirt. Perhaps it needs another royal model.
filmFilm producers sue Warner Bros for $75m over Hobbit films
Swedish stars ask fans for £195 pledges on crowd-funding website
musicThe 21-year-old beat Ella Eyre and Chlöe Howl to win the honour
lifeFull of the joys and want to help your fellow man? December isn't the time to do it
Nelson Mandela memorial: ‘Bogus’ interpreter made mockery of Barack Obama’s tribute in Soweto
French café starts charging extra to rude customers
Australia: Gay marriage law reversed by high court less than a week after first weddings
Krokodil in Mexico? Teenager hospitalised after 'injecting drug into her genitals'
Australia incest case: Severely deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding
- 1 Nelson Mandela memorial: ‘Bogus’ interpreter made mockery of Barack Obama’s tribute in Soweto
- 2 French café starts charging extra to rude customers
- 3 Australia: Gay marriage law reversed by high court less than a week after first weddings
- < Previous
- Next >
£30000 - £40000 per annum: Cornwallis Elt : PMO Analyst - Digital Media - (Sh...
£500 - £550 per day: Cornwallis Elt : Business Systems, Business Analyst, Plat...
£90000 - £110000 per annum: Cornwallis Elt : Solution Architect, Credit Risk, ...
£16000 - £18000 per annum: Inspiring Interns: This company is made up of award...