Friday, 13 November 2015

The Glen Urquhart plaid

Glen plaid (short for Glen Urquhart plaid) or Glenurquhart check is a woollen fabric with a woven twill design of small and large checks. 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. Glen plaid as a woven pattern may be extended to cotton shirting and other non-woollen fabrics.
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 to outfit her gamekeepers, though the name glen plaid does not appear before 1926

 Tweed suit with plus fours from Dashing Tweeds. Photograph: Dashing Tweeds
( By the way, definitely wrong shoes for plus fours breeches / Jeeves )

Jeeves's own collection ...
The Russel Check / John G. Hardy

1 comment:

ArchitectDesign™ said...

I have a glen plaid wool suit that I bought 2 years ago at J crew that I just love. I just wore it to an event 2 days ago and got so many compliments (the picture of me in it is up on pigtown design blog LOL.......). It's a versatile and beautiful print.