The Prince of Wales check, also known as glen check or glen plaid, Esterhazy or Glen Urquhart, was not invented by the Duke of Windsor but he wore it with such great elegance that it was quickly named after him. Although the Duke would often wear in black and white, there are many other color combinations available and Prince of Wales check is woven from red and white silk in a plain weave with tiny freckles of black creating a stunning tie.
1. Fort Belvedere sources the silk from a small high-end silk weaver in Italy.
2. The tie is entirely handmade and hand sewn and the lining is chosen to achieve a fantastic knot.
3. High quality finishing touches: untipped and self-tipped versions available, signature green 3-ply silk yarn from Germany for durability.
4. Fort Belvedere offers 3 different sizes so that each man can attain the ideal proportions for their height.
SHORT - for men that are 5'8" - 173 cm or shorter
REGULAR - for men that are around 5'11 - 180cm tall
LONG for men that are 6'3" - 190cm or taller
Most modern ties have thick interlinings and only allow for thick, bulky tie knots. With Fort Belvedere ties, you need not be limited to only one shape. Elegant gentlemen such as Prince Charles, or John F. Kennedy preferred worn smaller, elegant four-in-hand tie knots. Fort Belvedere allows you to tie small, regular and big tie knots! Choose the correct size tie for your stature for small and normal size tie knots, or chose the next longer tie for Balthus or double Windsor knots.
Due to its characteristic pattern and color combination, the weave of this tie had to be simple to guarantee a proper overall look. This tie looks stunning with navy solids, pinstripes and particularly chalk stripes but in can also be worn with greys, greens and browns, just ensure to avoid small suit patterns such as nailhead, pinpoint of glen plaid because it clashes with the tie.
Begin by untying the knot it in the opposite way you tied it; never store ties knotted! Roll it up for a day to allow the wrinkles to relax, and then hang on a tie rack in your closet.
This tie comes in a heavy Fort Belvedere gift box.
If you have any questions, about tie sizes, or if you need help choosing a tie for yourself or if you want to buy it as a gift, please get in touch with us, we are more than happy to help you.
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