Crail & Argyll Velvet Kilt Jacket

Crail & Argyll Velvet Kilt JacketThe Crail and Argyll velvet kilt jacket has been around in various forms since the mid nineteenth century. Albert Edward, Prince of Wales was photographed in 1868 in an early version of the velvet Argyll jacket and matching waistcoat.  At The House of Labhran Scottish … Read More

Victorian Tie Kilt Garter Flashes – 1890’s Highland Style

Victorian Tie Kilt Garter FlashesVictorian Tie Kilt Garter Flashes as worn in the 1890’s and how to tie them. A while ago we launched a self tie kilt garter flash based on the original set we have in our collection that dates from 1890’s and belonged to the Earl of … Read More

William Dunningham Aberdeen Antique Scottish Provincial – Silver Mounted Sugar Caster 1908

William Dunningham Aberdeen Antique Scottish Provincial – Silver Mounted Sugar Caster 1908William Dunningham Aberdeen Antique Scottish Provincial – Silver Mounted Sugar Caster 1908 – Silver mounted horn sugar caster by William Dunningham & Co of Aberdeen in fine antique condition.William Dunningham & Co. was in business from the 1898 to … Read More

Victorian Style Kilt Jacket & Waistcoat

1880’s Victorian Style Kilt Jacket & WaistcoatVictorian style kilt jacket and waistcoat. A recent tailoring project for a client saw us referencing an original photo of a Highland gentleman circa 1880. The style of the late Victorian period was that it was worn done up on the top button ( … Read More

Royal Family Edwardian Photographs – Magic Lantern Slides

Royal Family Edwardian Photographs – Magic Lantern Slides. We were recently lucky enough to purchase a collection of what we consider to have been private Magic Lantern slides belonging to the royal household from circa 1903-05. The feature images of the family at Balmoral Estate in the Highlands of Scotland, … Read More

Highland Estate Tweed Rothesay Crail Jacket Project

Highland Estate Tweed Rothesay Crail Jacket Project – We recently acquired the last of the Glenbuchat Estate tweed in a short bolt. The estate had a history running back through time to Culloden and Major-General Gordon of Glenbuchat’s Regiment. One of our oldest friends and ex Pipe Major Scots Guards … Read More

Cladich kilt garter flashes and their journey to the 21st Century

Cladich kilt garter flashes and their journey to the 21st Century Cladich kilt garter flashes and their journey to the 21st Century  – There had been a community of McIntyres living at Cladich on Loch Awe and weaving the distinctive garter flashes. The garters were woven on a special hand … Read More

Balmoral Velvet Kilt Doublet – Duke of Rothesay Style

Balmoral Velvet Kilt Doublet – Duke of Rothesay StyleBalmoral Velvet Kilt Doublet – Duke of Rothesay Style – Classic velvet Balmoral doublet is a tailored formal jacket. It is made using premium quality velvet and has a classic collar and four button fastening. The Prince Charlie style cuffs or plain … Read More

Gordon Highlanders Garter Flashes – A Short History

Gordon Highlanders Garter Flashes – A Short HistoryGordon Highlanders Garter Flashes – The loops are supposed to represent the stirrups of the Scots Greys that troops of the Gordon’s held on to at Waterloo, to speed them into the lines of the French. The story behind the regimental flashes – The 92nd … Read More

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