Scottish Highland Wear & Regimental Showcase At the House of Labhran all our range is traditionally tailored in Scotland. We offer some of the finest tartan clan and regimental kilts, trews and kilt jackets in fine wools, tweeds and velvets. From classic Prince Charlie jackets and doublets to classic Haggarts, Harris & Ettrick tweed Argyle jackets and waistcoats. When it comes to Highland wear accessories our range is second to none. Our classic quality wool Scottish Glengarries, Balmorals, Tam O Shanters have been made here in Scotland since 1845 and can be adorned with one of our antique or vintage clan badges. We design wonderful new bespoke sporrans for clients and source an stunning range of pre loved vintage sporrans and silver sgian dubhs.

Labhran Kilt Style Blog

Labhran Kilt Style Blog - Our Labhran style blog will bring you a regular posts and articles with our thoughts and ideas for Scottish Gentlemen, Dandies and Rogues. Featuring our news and views on kilts, tweeds tartans and vintage - antique Highland wear finds. Enjoy the posts and check back regularly for the latest posts. Share our passion for Scottish national dress.

We hope you will be interested by our articles and thoughts and ideas on Scottish vintage Highland dress, antique sgian dubhs, vintage sporrans, Scottish keepers tweeds, vintage kilt style, regimental insignia and accoutrements . We hope you enjoy the posts and check back regularly for the latest posts.

The House of Labhran has worked on film, theatre and television projects including: The National Theatre of Scotland-The Black Watch, The English National Opera, Warner Brothers Film, The Age, Billy Budd, Wonder Women, The Four Feathers, The Crown, Victoria and Abdul and many more.

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Rothesay Scottish Tweed Crail Kilt Jacket & Waistcoat

Rothesay Scottish Tweed Crail Kilt Jacket – Styled on the HRH Duke of Rothesay’s waistcoat. Made to order In a range of wool tweeds. To button front. Plain cuffs with three buttons – Two plain pockets flaps. Stag horn style buttons. We can also use clients own real stag horn … Read More

Sporting Scottish Estate Tweeds for the coming season

Sporting Scottish Estate Tweeds – With the coming sporting season on the horizon we are starting to work on new sporting tweed projects for clients. Perfect for that day on the hill, in the grouse butt or on the peg we offer the finest Scottish Estate tweeds woven and hand … 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 bias cut tartan waistcoat to wear with the kilt or … 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 some classic vintage sporran photos from the Victorian and Edwardian … Read More

Styling your tweed kilt jackets for the season

Styling your tweed kilt jackets for the season – Anyone who knows us would say we have a passion for Scottish tweed. The wonderful Estate tweeds we work with are so versatile and can be used for a wide range of styles. From classic Argyle kilt jackets and waistcoats, to … Read More

Scottish Keepers Estate Tweed Hats & Caps

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Scottish Keepers Estate Tweed Hats and Caps With the fishing season well underway in Scotland and people starting to think about the shooting season we have been working on lots of new hat projects for clients in the UK and around the world. Including tweed Deerstalker hats, Sherlock Holmes tweed … Read More

Sterling Silver Celtic Knot Engraved Cantle Sporran Project

  Sterling Silver Celtic Knot Engraved Cantle Sporran – Over the years we have created many a bespoke wedding sporran. Recently a Canadian client worked with us to develop a new project for a family wedding in Canada. The cantle was hand crafted and engraved in the workshops of Hamilton … Read More

How to style your Balmoral or Kilmarnock Bonnet

Style your Scottish Balmoral – Kilmarnock BonnetHow to style your Balmoral or Kilmarnock Bonnet – In a previous blog post we covered how to shape you Balmoral or Kilmarnock bonnet by wetting it in hot and cold water. So we thought we would now share some photos of how gentlemen … 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 sporran that has been used for the last 100 years … 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 even though the Princes are only young teenagers.  We have … 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 violins, known locally as ‘Bearded Willie’. He was a large … Read More

Scottish Bagpipe Drone Ribbons – Made to order

Scottish Bagpipe Drone RibbonsScottish Clan, Regimental & Area Tartan Bagpipe Drone Ribbons Bagpipe Drone ribbons have been around for centuries and used by clan pipers and regimental pipers alike. The origin of the drone ribbon has been lost but may well have come about when the second drone was first … Read More

Atholl Highlanders Period Style Red Garter Flashes

Atholl Highlanders Officers Period Style Kilt Hose Garter Flashes We have recreated Atholl Highlanders 19th Century period style classic red worsted garters. We have looked at the style still worn by the regiment today and some vintage CDV photos from the 1880’s. The garter pattern is based on the Victorian … Read More

The Braemar Gathering Highland Games Royal Deeside

The Braemar Gathering Highland Games Royal DeesideBraemar Gathering – Highland Games The Braemar Gathering Highland Games Royal Deeside – Each year the village of Braemar in Royal Deeside, Scotland invites people from all over the world ‘to come over the hills’ to attend the Braemar Gathering and Highland Games. The … Read More

John Kay Georgian Engravings – Old Edinburgh life circa 1790’s

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John Kay Georgian Engravings – Old Edinburgh lifeJohn Kay Georgian Engravings – Old Edinburgh life We have a passion for the work of Georgian Edinburgh based engraver John Kay. Although 220 years on from the time when he lived and worked in Edinburgh, so many things about politics and life … Read More

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