Also known as Glen Urquhart. A black, grey or brown  and white woollen twill plaid originating in the Scottish Glen Urquhart valley in the 19thC, developed under the patronage of Caroline Countess of Seafield. Many variations exist, but the typical pattern is of an irregularly repeated check motif,  often woven in four sections with a houndstooth check opposite a two and two check, and two opposite sections in striped checks.

Used to dress the gamekeepers on the Seafield estate, the Glenurquhart check was admired by Edward VII while he was Prince of Wales and adapted to his taste for his own use, that has since become a popular suiting weave known as Prince of Wales check.



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