Prince of Wales fabric historically was called Glen Urquhart plaid or Glenquhart check named because it came from the valley or Glenquhart near the banks of Loch Ness in Scotland. Worn by workers on the estate of Countess Caroline of Seafield. After seeing the design on a hunting trip visit King Edward VII, the then Prince of Wales, fell fond of the check fabric. He wore it so much it earned the nickname 'Prince of Wales'.
Several years later the Kings grandson, the Duke of Windsor (the one who abdicated) who also had an eye for fashion, also found a love for the Scottish design. This brought the 'Prince of Wales' fabric back in to fashion where it has never really left us.
Prince Charles, is often seen wearing this popular fabric which has been named after his official title. Prince Charles often wears it in a pale grey with a soft blue check running through it.
Wedding suits in Prince of Wales fabric
Due to is popularity, firstly by the Royals and then following their trend the 'High Society' set. This fabric looks as elegant today as it did back then making it an ideal wedding suit material. Thereby having a slim fit Prince of Wales wedding suit you can bring the modern fashion for check or plaid fabric and combine it with the traditional element of the fabric itself. Nowadays the check tends to be a soft design rather than a larger bold one. Although initially it was often a green based check, chosen to reflect the colour of nature in the Urquhart valley. Today it is more popular in shades of soft grey with an addition colour running through the plaid.
Prince of Wales fabric slim fit wedding suit worn with a matching scoop waistcoat. This outfit is available to hire with different waistcoat styles and tie options. It also looks great with a bow tie.
Waistcoats in Prince of Wales fabric
Is a full Prince of Wales fabric wedding suit is just a little to much for you? Then maybe just a waistcoat under a plain wedding suit is the right amount of this fabric for you. Our waistcoat collection is available in classic single breasted and double breasted along with its modern waistcoat style, scoop.
Accessories from Prince of Wales fabric
If you want to keep your suit to a matching 3 piece, and bright colour or heavily pattern or design accessories aren't for you. Then by adding just a tie or bow tie plus pocket square could just be the right amount for you. Alternatively, another suggestion, is that if you're having either the suits or waistcoats then sometimes it's a nice idea to have your Grandad in the matching tie. A nice way to tie him into your wedding party and make him feel special on his Grandsons wedding day.
As with all of our fabrics should you want that little bit more then look no further than a made-to-measure suit. We have a vast array of Prince of Wales fabrics in all colours and check sizes. Chose your cut, style, design, lining, buttons, button holes, embroidery details and have it fitted to perfection. In fact, you could say, fit for a King!