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Plaids

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Fashionslave, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. Fashionslave

    Fashionslave Senior member

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    I guess I've always been a little uncertain of the pattern terminology used when describing suits and sportcoats.Exactly what is the difference(if any ) between Glen Plaid and ,Prince of Wales? I think I know the difference between Houndstooth and Micro Check,and Windowpane,but the Glen vs Prince of Wales always puzzled me.Any thoughts?
     
  2. FIHTies

    FIHTies Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I have always thought the POW to be less pronounced (perhaps a smaller check) [​IMG] and the Glen Plaid to be more contrasty and pronounced. [​IMG] JJF
     
  3. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Traditionally, Glen plaid (or Glen Urquhart) is smaller in scale than a true PoW, which is "larger" and sharper. Â True Glen Urquhart is black and white only, whereas true PoW is deep red and white, with a gray overplaid. Â Also, on the traditional PoW plaid, the long "check-stripes" running horizontally and vertically inersect to form a shepard's check; and the "in between" fields are houndstooth. Â On a modern generic "glen plaid", the long "check-stripes" intersect to form houndstooth, and the in-between fields are a kind of tic weave. UPDATE: I looked for readily available photos of true PoW, but couldn't find one. There are pictures in the Cloth Club website, for those who are members.
     
  4. Fashionslave

    Fashionslave Senior member

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    Excellent-that makes sense-so the smaller, finer scaled plaid is POW and the larger, bolder version is Glen.Cheers. [​IMG]
     

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