The amount of time’s I’m going to use the word ‘check’ in this post is bound to give me a migraine. But the Prince of Wales check has to be spoken about because it is absolutely everywhere right now and if you don’t own a piece then you’re missing out.
The POW check is an absolute classic. If you don’t have it in your wardrobe then I’m betting your dad, brother or boyfriend has a suit or blazer in the check. You can take a note from my book and try styling your boyfriend’s blazer to suit you. But if your boyfriend is a lot taller and broader than you are (as mine is) then you may be off investing in your own piece. This print has been everywhere the past few months and I can see it being an A/W staple for years.
The ‘it’ pattern from this season’s fashion week’s across the world.
I promised to make this website more fashion orientated which includes educating, not only whoever reads this post, but myself. I think learning about the history of fashion is fun. So here’s some info on the POW check. Or, I should say Glen plaid since the plaid check is from Glen Urquhart, Scotland. The check was first used by the non-Scottish, New Zealand born Countess of Seafield to dress her gamekeepers. The reason why it’s more commonly known as the POW check is because it was made fashionable by the dapper Edward VIII (pictured below). US President Ronald Regan once wore a gray and blue Glen plaid suit on a trip to Europe and was considered “un-Presidential” for it. To be honest, I think it’s rather nice he wore it at least it shows he (or his stylist) did their research.
The POW check has made its appearance several times throughout history. It was revived by HRH Prince Charles and this season it’s been made popular once more by celebrities and bloggers styling it at various fashion week’s. The POW check has gone from the wardrobes of Royalty to internet royalty.
Let me know how you’re styling the POW check! I would love to know if you love the trend or hate it.
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