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Glen Plaid: Defined and Explained

November 6, 2009

Glen Plaid, short for Glen Urquhart plaid, is a fabric with a woven twill design incorporating large checks with an over-check in a bright contrast colour. The name is taken from the valley of Glenurquhart in Scotland where the checked wool was first used in the 1800’s. Glen plaid is also known by its nickname, Prince of Wales check. Traditionally used for suits or sport jackets, cotton glen plaids are also available to make shirts.

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