It was Bertie, the Prince of Wales (King Edward VII later) who first donned the pattern known as glen check, aka Glenurquhart.
So why do we give all the credit to his grandson, Edward VIII, who abdicated the throne to marry Wallis and pursue a life of leisure?
May the world know, Bertie was the first. Always his own man, he would go on to overturn his Queen mother’s ban on cigar smoking as well as many more of her wishes including his royal namesake. Overbearing mothers and cigars? Freud must have had a field day.
Gentlemen, you may smoke.
The Original Prince of Wales Sports Jacket (No. 5209). 100% merino wool. Single breasted. Notch collar with lapels. Chic modern fit with standard shoulder pads, waist fitting darts and vertical back shaping seams. Welt pocket at wearer's left chest. Welt pockets with flap at hips (curved edges on flap). Double welt interior pockets at inside right and left chest. Double back vent. Mitered hanger loop inside.
Fabric Content: 100% Wool. Care Instructions: Dry Clean Only. Length ranges from 31 1/4' to 32 3/4'. Varies by size.
LC Prince Of Wales Sports Jacket