The check in Post 1 appears to be alternating sett (weave) boxes of 4 ends of russet brown - then the next box consists of ends of Royal blue, russet, russet, Royal blue. The alternating box motif is the same vertically and horizontally. The ground colors appear to be cream and russet. From a distance the cloth appears an Autumnal foliage collage. The estate check colouration is functional*, not a boulevardier's decorative costume.
(I've recently posted, twice, a photo of the original Glenurquhart Estate Check elsewhere on this venue. Most participants are too busy imitating hostesses of ABC-TV's "The View" to pay any attention. Seed on hard ground.)
By contrast, Mr. Sartoria's illustration, from a vintagewear web site which hosts illustrations of dubious colourations, illustrates non-alternating boxes of 7 "ends"; black, wine, wine, wine, wine, black. Apparently a cream and wine ground.
Mr. Fox's wardrobe may be of interest, the soap opera less so, new to your door for less than $8 from an Amazon Market seller http://www.amazon.com/Edward-Mrs-Sim.../dp/B000742G06