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Glen plaid/prince of Wales patterns

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by alchimiste, May 23, 2005.

  1. mccvi

    mccvi Well-Known Member

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    I didnt want to start another thread but can someone post pictures of POW and glen plaid side by side. I always get confused between the 2

    Any help?

    Would jeans be kosher with a grey plaid sc?


    really... no help?[​IMG]

    you guys suck.... [​IMG]
     
  2. Recoil

    Recoil Well-Known Member

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    you guys suck.... [​IMG]

    LOL. Is afraid to give an opinion? I think if the GP was a tight weave you could pull it off with a solid pant.
     
  3. dr. locktopus

    dr. locktopus Well-Known Member

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    Yes, jeans can be worn with it. Someone might say it's non-traditional, but f*** 'em. And if I am not mistaken... Glen Plaid [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Price of Wales Refers to a specific style of Glen-plaid where the main pattern is black and creme and has a red and blue over check... The last pic posted is very close to POW. [​IMG] You can kind of see the over check in this picture, but I think the background is too dark to be a true POW.
     
  4. mccvi

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    LOL. Is afraid to give an opinion? I think if the GP was a tight weave you could pull it off with a solid pant.

    Yes, jeans can be worn with it. Someone might say it's non-traditional, but f*** 'em.

    many thanks... [​IMG]
     
  5. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Well-Known Member

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    Bringing this one back to the top for a fabric related question.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on books or fabric numbers for a good 10ish oz prince of wales suiting? Looking for a conservative black/white plaid with a very subtle blue overcheck. Basically the opposite of those loud PoWs that foo was posting a while back.
     
  6. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Well-Known Member

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    Bringing this one back to the top for a fabric related question.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on books or fabric numbers for a good 10ish oz prince of wales suiting? Looking for a conservative black/white plaid with a very subtle blue overcheck. Basically the opposite of those loud PoWs that foo was posting a while back.


    In an effort to facilitate some dialogue here, what do folks think of the minnis fresco PoW? Below is a shot of it off of their website which unfortunately is not all that clear, has anyone seen it in the wild?

    [​IMG]
     
  7. George

    George Well-Known Member

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    Bringing this one back to the top for a fabric related question. Does anyone have any suggestions on books or fabric numbers for a good 10ish oz prince of wales suiting? Looking for a conservative black/white plaid with a very subtle blue overcheck. Basically the opposite of those loud PoWs that foo was posting a while back.
    http://www.hfwltd.com/ Oh shit [​IMG]
     
  8. George

    George Well-Known Member

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    In an effort to facilitate some dialogue here, what do folks think of the minnis fresco PoW? Below is a shot of it off of their website which unfortunately is not all that clear, has anyone seen it in the wild? [​IMG]
    I think Black and White plaids are always going to be at the bolder end of the cloth range due to the contrast, especially a clear cut worsted. However, the fuzziness inherent in a flannel can soften the look a little.
     
  9. Journeyman

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    Do Glen plaid/prince of Wales come in colors other than grey? I think I've seen some green, but I am not quite sure. Would the name change if it's not grey?

    Mathieu


    Absolutely. In addition to the usual suspects of dark grey or black glen plaid check on a lighter grey background with no overcheck, blue overcheck and brick red overcheck, I also have suits with:
    - Dark navy glen plaid check on air force blue background with red overcheck;
    - Dark brown glen plaid check on mid-brown background; and
    - Dark brown and cream glen plaid check on light brown background with blue overcheck.

    Which brings up yet another question:Can a Glen Plaid jacket be worn as a sport coat with,say,solid trousers ?

    Yes, absolutely. I also have a very pale grey linen jacket with a large-scale glen plaid check and it looks great with a pair of navy cotton trousers in summer.
     

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