R W Forsyth – Classic Highland Wear Outfitter 1909 Catalogue.

R W Forsyth – Classic Highland Wear Outfitter 1909 Catalogue. We have just acquired a 1909 copy of the RW Forsyth Highland dress catalogue. So we thought we would share some images, prices and details from the catalogue. Love vintage … Read More

Kilmarnock – Balmoral Bonnet – A short history of these classic Scottish hats

Kilmarnock – Balmoral Bonnet – A short historyKilmarnock – Balmoral Bonnet – A short history of these classic Scottish hats. The Balmoral – Kilmarnock bonnet dates back to at least the 16th century when it was a knitted soft wool … Read More

Balmoral Highlanders Uniforms – Balmoral Castle Scotland

Balmoral Highlanders uniform and accoutrements   The Balmoral Highlanders were originally Queen Victoria’s staff on the Balmoral estate and the uniform consisted of just a jacket and Royal Stewart tartan kilt. The Queens piper wore the Balmoral tartan. Edward the … Read More

Bias Cut – Straight Cut Tartan Kilt Waistcoats

Bias Cut Cut Tartan Kilt WaistcoatsStraight – Bias Cut Cut Tartan Kilt Waistcoats – We think everyone is aware that we love our vintage Highland wear style at the House of Labhran. One of the classic for us is the … Read More

Antique – Vintage – Silver Scottish Sporran Showcase

Antique – Vintage – Silver Scottish Sporran Showcase – We thought we would share a few photos of past vintage and antique sporran finds and some of the hand crafted silver sporrans we offer. So to mix them up with … Read More

Antique – Vintage Pattern Highlanders Sporran – Hand Finished Aged Leather – Limited Edition

Vintage Pattern Highlanders Sporran – Hand Finished Aged Leather – Limited Edition We have just launched a new Limited Edition sporran based on the classic pattern that was worn by HRH George VI. Based on a vintage pattern leather day … Read More

The Royal Young Family – Edwardian Sporran Style

Edwardian Sporran Style We love vintage CDV’s and postcard images of the Royal family at Balmoral for the reference of sporrans and Highland dress styles of the Edwardian period. One interesting points is most of the sporrans are adult sizes … Read More

William Duff – Atholl Man

William Duff Atholl ManWilliam Duff Atholl Man – Ghillie, Gardener, Fiddler, Flyfisher, Violin Maker Willie Duff Born 1810 – Died 1892 Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland. Willie Duff was a notable ghillie, gardener and estate worker at the Blair Atholl Estate and amateur maker of … Read More

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