What kind of jacket do you wear with a kilt?

No kilt jacket, the short tailored jacket traditionally worn with a kilt (1), needs epaulettes, but any kilt jacket could have them. Black barathea (a weave of wool used for formal garments) jackets (2) are worn in the evening, but green velvet jackets are equally appropriate.

Can you wear a blazer with a kilt?

Along with your shirt, you can choose to wear a vest, a waistcoat, or a specialty kilt jacket. You are not required to wear a jacket with your kilt, as a vest or waistcoat can also look very fashionable and professional without one. The jacket is something that you typically buy specifically to wear your kilt, as well.

What is a Scottish jacket called?

ARGYLL KILT JACKETS When most people think of an Argyll kilt jacket, they envision a basic black suit jacket and vest with some fancy buttons. It is a hybrid of traditional doublets and suit jackets developed by the Victorians. You can think of it as a doublet minus the tashes (tails on the front and back).

Why is it called a Prince Charlie jacket?

The Prince Charlie jacket is a formal black tie highland dress that was initially listed in tailor catalogs of the early 1920s as a coatee. Over the next couple of decades it became called a ‘Prince Charlie’ (PC). It is a formal evening jacket and not suitable to be worn for day dress with a long tie.

How long should a kilt jacket be?

If you do not have a suit jacket, measure from the edge of the shoulder, down your arm to where you’d like the sleeve to end. Typically, jacket sleeves end 1.5″ to 2″ above the base knuckle of the thumb, breaking at the wrist or slightly lower.

How long does a kilt fitting take?

Fittings take 30 mins per person and your hire will be ready to collect the day before your function (usually Friday) and due back to us on Monday. MtoM – Made-to-measure kilts have a 10 – 12 week making time so be sure to keep that in mind when you book your fitting.