Thomas Pink has put its modern spin on the traditional Prince of Wales check in its new collection of shirts.
Made from the highest quality cotton and coming in seven rich colour ways, and two fit options – classic and slim – this collection is an up-to-date riff on a great British style staple. Wear under suiting for a bold look, or team with jeans and rolled-sleeves for off-duty attitude.
The story of the Prince of Wales check began in the 1800s, when Caroline, Countess of Seafield, asked her gamekeepers on the Seafield estate in the valley of Glen Urquhart, to wear a very specific check pattern. A century on, whilst on a hunting trip to the Estate, a young Edward VII, Prince of Wales at the time, fell in love with the design of the much talked about game keepers of Seafield Estate.
The Prince was seen as an iconic male fashion figure of the late 19th Century, early 1900’s, and so when he adapted the Glen Urquhart design to his own specifications, it was immediately talk of the fashion circles, earning the pattern the famous name we know today – Prince of Wales check.
Thomas Pink, 162b Sloane St, London SW1X 9BS