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Glen Urquhart Check

Glen Urquhart Check is a plaid pattern that combines small and large checks in one design. To read more on the origin and the use of Glen Urquhart Check please click this link.

The Glen Urguhart Check pattern, also known as Glen-Check, originated in the mid 1800s in Scotland. The name is taken from the valley of Glenurquhart where the pattern was first used by a local landowner to outfit his gamekeepers.

Glen Urquhart Check was popularized by the Duke of Windsor when Prince of Wales at the beginning of the 20th century. Hence, glen check is also known as "Prince of Wales Check" - although some sartorialists consider the later to be a very specific type of Glen Check that is larger in scale and combines the colors of rust, gray, and beige.