Looking at family photos hanging on a wall of my mom’s house, I rediscovered a portrait from 1898 of my great-great-grandfather and his daugther, my great-grandmother. A sartorial and historical detail captured me: the Prince of Wales tweed. The photo must be one of the oldest depicting the famous tweed clearly, certainly in Denmark.
The Prince of Wales cloth was first popularized in the late 19th Century by the Prince of Wales “Bertie”, the future Edward VII, and anew in the 1920s by his grandson David, who would be the Duke of Windsor. The Prince of Wales design is an adapted version of Glenurquhart Checks from Seafield Estate.
Source: The Journal of Style