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 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

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

New Kirkton Tweeds

New Kirkton TweedsNew Kirkton Tweeds – Each season we look at our range of Scottish keepers tweeds. Some patterns go out of the range we with the various weavers and some new patterns come in to the range. This season we saw a wonderful range of new 16oz Kirkton cloths … Read More

Scottish Edward VIII Style Tweed Crail Kilt Jacket

Scottish Edward VIII Style Tweed Crail Kilt JacketScottish Edward VIII Style Tweed Crail Kilt Jacket – plain cuff – jetted pockets – leather covered buttons Made to order In 100% pure wool in Glenlyon 775gm, Kirkton 16oz and Ettrick 21oz keepers tweed cloths Matching waistcoat also available as an extra. We specialise … Read More

Balmoral Highlanders Photo Archive

Balmoral Highlanders Photo ArchiveBalmoral 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 VII decided to develop the uniform and commissioned … Read More

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