The birthday boy for August 27 is Paul Rubens aka Pee-wee Herman.
When I wrote my book I assigned certain fabrics, colors, patterns, etc., to different zodiac signs. I gave Glen check to Virgo, along with other small-scale repetitive designs, including houndstooth and Prince of Wales plaid. The organization of fine details in these fabrics suited the Virgo aesthetic perfectly. I didn’t really consider the fact that the most famous Glen check suit of all time belonged to a Virgo. I was writing for women and about women, and I hadn’t really considered the zodiac sign of Paul Rubens’ character, Pee-wee Herman.
It just goes to show you that I really, really, really know what I’m talking about.