Highland Regiment Officers Balmoral TOS – As worn by the officers of the Highland regiments in heavy weight fine sandy – khaki doe skin wool cloth reserved for regimental officers. 100% made in Scotland by the regimental officers bonnet tailor to the regimental pattern. As worn by the officers of the Black Watch Royal Highlanders and other regiments. Crown size depending on size approx. 10 1/2″ x 8″.
Highland Regiment Officers Balmoral TOS – Made to order approx. 3 weeks from order.
At the House of Labhran we offer the finest classic quality wool Scottish Glengarries, Balmorals, Kilmarnock Bonnets, Lowland Bonnets, Atholl Bonnets, Tam O Shanters. All our bonnets are 100% made in Scotland
Our glengarry hats and bonnets are as supplied to the Highland regiments and made in the finest wool, silk bands and silk ribbon tails. The hats are all hand finished by highly skilled and experienced craftspeople. Over the years we have worked on special orders for films, television and private clients. We have supplied WW1 pattern glengarries to re enactor groups, Hollywood films and a range of bespoke patterns for pipe bands and associations.
If you are looking for a bespoke pattern why not send us an email, we would love to hear from you.
Today, the Royal Regiment of Scotland and some regiments of the Canadian Forces continue to wear the ToS as undress and working headgear. The various battalions of the Royal Regiment of Scotland identify themselves by wearing distinctive coloured hackles on their bonnets. The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland wear a red hackle in their ToS, as do soldiers of The Black Watch of Canada.
Some regiments of the Canadian Army wear different coloured toories: the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada have traditionally worn dark green; The North Nova Scotia Highlanders wore red toories during the Second World War; and the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders wore blue. Most regiments, however, wear a khaki toorie, matching the bonnet. In many Canadian regiments it is traditional for soldiers to wear a ToS, while officers (and in some cases senior non-commissioned officers) wear the balmorals instead. The tam o’shanter is generally in rough khaki wool, while the balmoral is in finer quality doe-skin of a pale tan or grey shade.