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Prince of Wales check Line breaks: Prince of Wales check

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Definition of Prince of Wales check in English:


[usually as modifier]
A large check pattern: a Prince of Wales check suit
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  • In 1960 he turned up in a Prince of Wales check suit, a grey top hat, a shimmering lilac waistcoat and carrying a gold-handled ebony stick.
  • Another princely portrait shows the future King standing stiffly to attention in a Prince of Wales check suit with a large column of stone backing him up.
  • But under all the sensational styling, there were plenty of wearable, work-a-day clothes like wide Prince of Wales check trousers with deep turn-ups or slim-fitting jackets.

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