Glossary of terms used on this site
|Prince of Wales check||
The term is commonly applied to almost any Glen Urquhart check particularly in black and white as often favoured by the Duke of Windsor. The understanding is that the original Prince of Wales check was designed by Edward VII for country and shooting use in Scotland and is a very large check with a repeat of nine inches in bold red or brown on a cream ground with a grey overcheck. Commonly seen in a light suit fabric, it is a fine check overlaid with a colour check and where the fine checks cross over each they bleed into a houndstooth-type patterned square. Had a moment in the late eighties when ever window cleaner done good was seen sporting a double breasted Prince of Wales grey suit, but this is such a beautiful check it is returning in a big way.
Pretty much is what it says it is, a knitted garment pulled over the head with no opening at the front.
The word ‘pyjama’ traces its etymological origin to the Persian word ‘payjama’, meaning ‘leg garment’. However, it was first incorporated into English from the Hindustani language. During the seventeenth century, British men wore pyjamas as casual attires while relaxing, until they became outmoded. They soon gained ground in the west during the colonial era, and became popular as sleepwear, with designs inspired from similar traditional Indian and Persian garments. In India, pyjamas comprised of important clothing items of women and Sikh men. In addition, with the adoption of pyjamas by Englishmen, their popularity soon perforated all across the globe. It's about the piping and the pockets and the relaxed neck.