Glen Plaid
Get Glen Plaid essential facts below. View Videos or join the Glen Plaid discussion. Add Glen Plaid to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Glen Plaid
Glen plaid fabric

Glen plaid (short for Glen Urquhart plaid) or Glenurquhart check is a woollen fabric with a woven twill design of small and large checks.[1] It is usually made of black/grey and white, or with more muted colours, particularly with two dark and two light stripes alternate with four dark and four light stripes which creates a crossing pattern of irregular checks.[2] Glen plaid as a woven pattern may be extended to cotton shirting and other non-woollen fabrics.

Name

The name is taken from the valley of Glenurquhart in Inverness-shire, Scotland, where the checked wool was first used in the 19th century by the New Zealand-born Countess of Seafield[3] to outfit her gamekeepers,[1] though the name Glen plaid does not appear before 1926.[4] Glen plaid is sometimes -- incorrectly -- nicknamed the Prince of Wales check, as it was popularized by the Duke of Windsor when Prince of Wales.[1] The Prince of Wales check has another design.

Notable wearers

Pee-wee Herman is famous for his light grey Glen plaid suit, and US President Ronald Reagan was considered "un-Presidential" in a gray-and-blue Glen plaid suit on a European trip in 1982.[5]Cary Grant wore an iconic grey Glen plaid suit in the 1959 American spy thriller film North By Northwest.

See also

References


  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Glen_plaid
 



 



 
Music Scenes