HISTORY OF THE PRINCE OF WALES
As often in the great classics of the male wardrobe, everything starts in England. In 1822, King George IV visited Scotland, and asked clan leaders to wear the colors of their clan during their audience in order to recognize them more easily.
The latter had to choose the motif that remained associated with them thereafter. The Tartan pattern was born and from this date, tartans became registered patterns, the use of which was reserved for members of the clan concerned.
This motif became more popular when the king decided to wear a kilt during some of these international trips.
In the 19th century, the great English landowners established in Scotland who were not entitled to tartan, which was the motif of the clans, nevertheless wished to dress with identifiable designs, they were inspired by the tartan motif by adding tiles to it. Called "district checks".
Legend has it that it was Lady Caroline, who lived not far from the famous Loch Ness, who first had this idea, which quickly became the norm. The best known being the Glen checks, the Shepherd, the Dupplin and the Benmore.
The Prince of Wales fabric is quickly becoming a must. Its sober and classic style gives it a very elegant look. It is one of the timeless prints that have a special place in our wardrobes.