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

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

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

Seaforth Highlanders Regimental Pattern Garter Flashes

Seaforth Highlanders Regimental Pattern Garter FlashesSeaforth Highlanders Regimental Pattern Garter Flashes – Seaforth Highlanders regimental pattern garter flashes as worn by officers and Sgts of the regiment. However, by the middle of WW1 this pattern seems to have become standard issue across the ranks, before the war the standard OR’s … 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

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