Glen plaid/prince of Wales patterns

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  1. alchimiste

    alchimiste Senior member

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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
     
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    Glen-plaid is the genus; Prince of Wales is the species. "Glen-plaid" is short for glenurqhardt, a specific Scottish estate tweed pattern that can be woven in an almost any scale and in any color(s). Prince of Wales plaid is a specific glenurqhardt that is large-scale and has a rust-red, cream, gray and black color scheme.
     
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    Wow.-Thanks,Manton. I had it the other way around. I was calling the finescale Glen Plaid Prince of Wales and vice versa.
     
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    FWIW glen plaid patterns are quite common in tan for summer odd trousers and suits. It looks very sharp.
     
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    Which brings up yet another question:Can a Glen Plaid jacket be worn as a sport coat with,say,solid trousers ?
     
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    Manton,

    In an earlier thread regarding Strollers, I believe you suggested that a glen plaid could possibly be paired with a grey jacket to create a modern version. I've been struck by that since and it remains in my innersight as a possible combination. Yet, the glen plaid in a grey and black trouser (no red or blue) strikes me as a bit much busy for the situation. Much more pattern that the chalk stripe.

    I'd be very interested in reading your thoughts on that combination as the "Early Wedding" kit.
     
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    Traditionally, any of several trouser patterns was acceptable with a stroller: either a fancy morning stripe, a more sedate chalk stripe, or (in black and white only) glen-plaid, sheppard's check, or houndstooth.

    It does not look too busy. The coat is solid. The shirt may have a pattern, but at most a sedate stripe. The tie is generally silver or black and white, which harmonizes with the trousers.
     
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    Which brings up yet another question:Can a Glen Plaid jacket be worn as a sport coat with,say,solid trousers ?

    I have the same question.
     
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    If I had a light grey shark-skin colored suit already which type of glen plaid would you opt for in the rotation, a brown one or gray with light purple/lavender colored windows?
     
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    can someone post a picture of a PoW pattern then? i didn't know that the difference between glen plaid and PoW was only the color combination...and google doesn't seem to help...
     
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    This is a glen plaid in silk (an unusual one, at that): [​IMG]
     
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    This is a glen plaid in silk (an unusual one, at that):

    [​IMG]


    Hi Kent,

    Any chance that you will be getting this pattern in other colours?

    Thanks
     
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    Any chance that you will be getting this pattern in other colours?
    No, it was a rare find.
    Glen-plaid is the genus; Prince of Wales is the species. "Glen-plaid" is short for glenurqhardt, a specific Scottish estate tweed pattern that can be woven in an almost any scale and in any color(s). Prince of Wales plaid is a specific glenurqhardt that is large-scale and has a rust-red, cream, gray and black color scheme.
    Based on your description, this one from Thick as Thieves appears to be a true POW. Correct me if I'm wrong. [​IMG]
     
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    I think that is too small-scale. POW is a fair bit bigger than that - the dogtooth sections are obvious from a few feet away rather than blending into a varied gray. Basically the black and white pieces that make up the pattern are bigger, as if the pattern had been put under a magnifying glass.

    Here's a good example from Sir Paul, though the colors may not be authentic:

    [​IMG]

    And yes, a POW check jacket is a good choice for an odd jacket, but it's better done with a larger scale and a softer fabric as opposed to the fine scale hard worsted you often see in suits.
     
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    a POW

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