Labhran Highland Wear Style Blog

Scottish Tweeds & Kilts - Style blog for the season

Our Labhran style blog will bring you a regular blog post with our thoughts and ideas for Scottish Gentlemen, Dandies and Rogues. Featuring our news and views on kilts, tweeds tartans and vintage - antique Highland wear finds. We hope you enjoy the posts and check back regularly for the latest posts. Share our passion for Scottish national dress.

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Scottish Vintage & Antique Showcase

Vintage & Antique Scottish Sporran Showcase

Antique – Vintage Scottish Sporrans. We have offer a range of Scottish sporrans and much loved pre owned sporrans to complete your outfit or add to your collection. The stock range is ever changing with fine vintage sporrans from the 18th – 20th centuries. From original antique Jacobite sporrans from the 45 to Victorian and Edwardian sporrans.

For full range visit our shop department here

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Vintage 1960’s fur sporran sporran

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Antique Victorian Sealskin Sporran

scottish antique edwardian leather day sporran for sale.

Edwardian Leather Tooled Sporran

Culloden MOD brass sporran - Gordon Highlanders

Vintage Gordon Highlanders Sporran - Culloden Style Brass Cantle

scottish antique sporrans for sale. Vintage Highland wear and scottish 1920's silver sporran

Vintage Leather & Silver Plated Sporran

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Antique Goat Hair Dress Sporran

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vintage antique scottish wildcat sporran for sale

Vintage 1940’s Wildcat Sporran

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Vintage Campbell Clan Hair Sporran

Edwardian Scottish youths sporran in leather

Antique Victorian Leather Sporran

WW1 Gordon Highlanders officers sporran cantle

WW1 Gordon Highlanders Officers Sporran Cantle

scottish antique sporrans for sale. Vintage Highland wear and scottish jacobite brass sporran

Vintage Deerskin Brass Cantle Sporran

VINATGE RM FORSYTH GLASGOW BOYS LEATHER DAY SPORRAN FOR SALE

Edwardian Leather Sporran

1930's scottish antique sporrans for sale. Vintage Highland wear and scottish silver shield sporran for sale

Vintage Leather 1930’s Sporran

For full range visit our shop department here

Scottish Regimental Pipe Major’s Buckles

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The Pipe Major of the Scottish regiments wears a different version waist belt buckle, sporran and insignia than the pipers in the band. 

We offer a range of Pipe Major’s pattern waistbelt buckles for a number of Scottish regiments including. The Black Watch Royal Highlanders, Gordon Highlanders, London Scottish Regiment and the Scots Guards.

A UK military Pipe Major’s position is an appointment and not a rank. An appointee is required to have attained the rank of at least sergeant and to have successfully completed the pipe major's course at the Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming

100% made in the UK as supplied to the regiments and pipers around the world.

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The Black Watch Royal Highlanders Pipe Major’ waist belt buckle

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Gordon Highlanders Pipe Major’ waist belt buckle


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Scots Guards Military Pipe Major's Belt Buckle

Scots Guards military issue Pipe Major's belt buckle. Fits pipers 3 1/2” waistbelt. We also supply the issue PVC or leather pipers waist belts as a special order item, plus Scots Guards matching thistle crossbelt sets.


Re-created Victorian, Edwardian and 20th Century Regimental Insignia & Accoutrements

As a supplier and manufacturer of re-created Victorian, Edwardian and 20th century regimental insignia and accoutrements, attention to historical accuracy and detail is very important. If you have a project you need help with we would love to hear from you. 

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We have offer a range of Scottish regiments and British army regimental cloth and embroidered insignia. We supply pipe bands and regimental pipers and clients around the world. Hand embroidered to MOD standards and as supplied to the Scottish regiments and British army. Offering Pipe Major insignia, bagpipe badges, drummers insignia, sleeve and rank stripes, officers collar dogs, sword knots and officers shoulder boards.

In addition to the regimental range we design and hand embroider insignia for film, theatre, pipe bands and associations around the world.

Our in house team will help create a a bespoke historical pattern embroidered Scottish regimental and British army military insignia.

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Group of the 71st Regiment with colour sergeant, Crimean War. Great photo showing the sleeve insignia.

Victorian historical British army Recruiting Sergeant insignia - embroidered badges made to order

19th Century Pattern Victorian Queen Crown No1 Dress Regimental Recruiting Sergeant Dress Insignia

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Scottish officer in the Crimea. Captain Cunningham, 42nd Royal Highland Regiment, Crimean War

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Men of the 42nd Highland Regiment Crimean Veterans: William Gardner, Donald McKenzie and George Glen 1856. 

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Circa 1863 photograph of Colour Sgt.Alexander Scots Fusilier Guards. Great photo of the sleeve insignia 

Scottish Labhran 21oz Keepers Tweed Hacking jacket shooting suit

Scottish Labhran Two Button 21oz Keepers Tweed Hacking Jacket Shooting Suit.

We have created a Scottish tweed shooting and fishing suit for a clinet. Comprising of a Labhran hacking style jacket, waistcoat, deerstalker hat, plus fours and classic trousers. Introducing some personal style elements as discussed with the client. 

labhran scottish sporting tweeds shooting suit. Scottish Tweeds – The House of Labhran source classic Harris tweeds and keepers tweeds and we have been weaving some of the finest tweeds in Scotland suppling many Highland estates. We have a classic range of heavy weight keepers tweeds that can be made into some timeless Scottish kilt jackets and waistcoats and classic country clothing perfect for that day in the field or on the hill. We offer a wonderful range of Labhran tweeds woven in Scotland for Estate and shooting wear.

Labhran Tweed Argyle 2 Button Hacking Jacket - With storm tab collar

Two button Labhran hacking jacket with storm collar tab. Made to order In 100% pure wool in 21oz Glenlyon keepers tweed cloth. Featuring a single back vent, gauntlet cuffs, Vandyke pocket flaps with stag horn buttons.

tweed-b101-haggarts-glenlyo med. Scottish Tweeds – The House of Labhran source classic Harris tweeds and keepers tweeds and we have been weaving some of the finest tweeds in Scotland suppling many Highland estates. We have a classic range of heavy weight keepers tweeds that can be made into some timeless Scottish kilt jackets and waistcoats and classic country clothing perfect for that day in the field or on the hill. We offer a wonderful range of Labhran tweeds woven in Scotland for Estate and shooting wear.

21oz Scottish Glenlyon keepers tweed

scottish sporting tweeds shooting suit. Scottish Tweeds – The House of Labhran source classic Harris tweeds and keepers tweeds and we have been weaving some of the finest tweeds in Scotland suppling many Highland estates. We have a classic range of heavy weight keepers tweeds that can be made into some timeless Scottish kilt jackets and waistcoats and classic country clothing perfect for that day in the field or on the hill. We offer a wonderful range of Labhran tweeds woven in Scotland for Estate and shooting wear.

Vandyke cuff detailing with stag horn buttons.

scottish tweed shooting suits made to order. Scottish Tweeds – The House of Labhran source classic Harris tweeds and keepers tweeds and we have been weaving some of the finest tweeds in Scotland suppling many Highland estates. We have a classic range of heavy weight keepers tweeds that can be made into some timeless Scottish kilt jackets and waistcoats and classic country clothing perfect for that day in the field or on the hill. We offer a wonderful range of Labhran tweeds woven in Scotland for Estate and shooting wear.

Scottish tweed - Perfect for that day on the hill.

We specialise in creating a range of bespoke shooting garments and Highland jackets to suit any occasion. Our tailor works to bring personal details to suit your requirements. Made to order by our own tailors in approx 8 weeks.

Vintage Kilts & Sporran Style Victorian Photograph Album

To start the year we have found a few more wonderful 19th Century Victorian CDV photographs of officers and gentlemen in their kilts. We have curated another wonderful group of antique kilt and sporran photographs. 

vintage 19th century kilt photograph and great antique sporran. Scottish Tweeds – The House of Labhran source classic Harris tweeds and keepers tweeds and we have been weaving some of the finest tweeds in Scotland suppling many Highland estates. We have a classic range of heavy weight keepers tweeds that can be made into some timeless Scottish kilt jackets and waistcoats and classic country clothing perfect for that day in the field or on the hill. We offer a wonderful range of Labhran tweeds woven in Scotland for Estate and shooting wear.

Fabulous tartan kilt ( possible MacPherson ) styled with a Scottish Wildcat sporran very popular with clan members. This photo was taken in Ireland circa 1880 with what looks like a houndstooth tweed Argyle jacket and waistcoat. 

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A Victorian gentleman from teh Aberdeen area double brested waistcoat circa 1870. Day dress complete with goat hair sporran and crook.

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Interesting photo of a gentleman in his kilt. We think from the stance and styling he may well be a Highland Games competitor.

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An officer in the Cameron Highlanders. Taken in Cheltenham England circa 1880. the sporran is the classic Cameron Highlanders levee dress sporran in grey-brown hair with gilt cantle.

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An officer in the Seaforth Highlanders in levee dress. Complete with white gloves, levee dress sporran, levee dress gilt lace belt, Highland dirk and basket hilt sword.




Period Scottish Style Kilt Doublet & Waistcoat

Over the years we have made a few variations on a classic vintage style doublet and waistcoat that was popular in the late 19th and early 20th century. We have just finished a new project for a client which was a variation on the style. This was crafted in a tweed with leather covered buttons and a silk grey lining and back.

Scottish charcoal tweed Labhran doublet and waistcoat for the kilt highland wear. Made in Scotland. Scottish Tweeds – The House of Labhran source classic Harris tweeds and keepers tweeds and we have been weaving some of the finest tweeds in Scotland suppling many Highland estates. We have a classic range of heavy weight keepers tweeds that can be made into some timeless Scottish kilt jackets and waistcoats and classic country clothing perfect for that day in the field or on the hill. We offer a wonderful range of Labhran tweeds woven in Scotland for Estate and shooting wear.


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Period Scottish Style Kilt Doublet & Waistcoat

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A Victorian CDV of a gentleman and his dog in a period Scottish style kilt doublet and waistcoat

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Scottish charcoal tweed Labhran doublet and waistcoat for the kilt highland wear. Made in Scotland

New Labhran Period Scottish Style Kilt Doublet & Waistcoat

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New Labhran Period Scottish Style Shawl Collar Waistcoat

Contact us with your requirements and let us help in the creation of a wonderful new kilt jacket or check out the kilt jacket department of the website.


Scottish Silver Thistle Engraved Sgian Dubh. Hand Crafted by Hamilton & Inches

We offer a wide range of Scottish sterling silver sgian all hand crafted for the House of Labhran by Hamilton & Inches. 

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Scottish Silver thistle engraved sgian dubh, set with a cairngorm stone in the hilt. Hand crafted by Hamilton & Inches - Edinburgh hallmarked sterling silver for The House of Labhran

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Contact us with your clan details and let us help in the creation of a wonderful sterling silver clan kilt pin.


Hand Crafted Scottish Bagpipe Drone Ribbons

Hand Crafted Scottish tartan bagpipe drone ribbons - Hand made in Scotland in regimental and clan tartans and supplied to pipers around the world. We offer a full range of regimental and clan tartans. The drone ribbons are made up as 5 yard centred sets with velcro fastenings to attach to your bagpipe drones.

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Hand Crafted Scottish tartan bagpipe drone ribbons - Made in Scotland

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Hand Crafted Scottish tartan bagpipe drone ribbons in Canadian Maple Leaf Tartan

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Hand Crafted Scottish tartan bagpipe drone ribbons in regimental Queens Own Highlanders two tartan pattern

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Hand Crafted Scottish tartan bagpipe drone ribbons - Available in a wide range of tartans.


Scottish Silver Clan Kilt Pins Hand Crafted by Hamilton & Inches

We offer a wide range of Scottish clan kilt pins, pendants and glengarry badges all hand crafted for the House of Labhran by Hamilton & Inches. 

Scottish hand crafted sterling silver hamilton and iches scottish kilt pins.. We have offer a fine range of  gentleman's Highland jewellery to complete your outfit.  We offer you a wonderful range of sterling silver kilt pins, kilt belt buckles and silver buttons from the classic to the contemporary, all hand crafted in fine sterling silver. 

Made in Scotland with Edinburgh hallmarks from the workshops of Hamilton & Inch and the Highland Regimental silversmith .

Scottish Silver Clan Kilt Pins Hand Crafted by Hamilton & Inches - Edinburgh hallmarked sterling silver kilt pin for The House of Labhran

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Maxwell clan sterling silver kilt pin. Scottish Silver Clan Kilt Pins Hand Crafted by Hamilton & Inches - Edinburgh hallmarked sterling silver kilt from The House of Labhran

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Contact us with your clan details and let us help in the creation of a wonderful sterling silver clan kilt pin.


Bias Cut Tartan Kilt Waistcoats

We think everyone is aware that we love our vintage Highland wear style at the House of Labhran. One of the classic for us is the bias cut tartan waistcoat to wear with the kilt or trews. All our waistcoats are hand crafted here in Scotland for our clients around the world. To see more details on the waistcoat range click here.

M20 MacIntosh tartan bias cut waistcoats and kilt jackets

Archibald McIntosh, Alexander McIntosh watercolour - In 1870, "Mr Mitchell, Publisher to the Queen"  produced two large leatherbound volumes of magnificient watercolour portraits by Kenneth Macleay RSA. Many of the portriats featured classic bias cut waistcoats. However, the style dates way back into the history of tartan.

bespoke made to order tartan bias cut kilt waistcoat. At The House of Labhran Scottish jackets our approach is one of classic styling with progression and originality. We  offer an extensive range of kilt jackets and waistcoat styles to suit all occasions. Our kilts jackets are all tailored here in Scotland. Fine Highland kilt jackets in baratheas and velvets to classic Scottish tweeds. We style the classic Prince Charlie coatee and vest, Balmoral, Sheriffmuir doublet, Kenmore doublet, Regulation doublet with individual styling elements. The ever popular versatile Argyle jacket in our range fine Highland tweeds, can also be styled for that Scottish sophisticated gentleman of the day look.

The House of Labhran source classic Harris tweeds from the isles and Scottish keepers tweeds supplying some of Scotland’s top Highland estates. We have a classic range of heavy weight keepers tweeds that can be used to create timeless classics.

Hand crafted in Scotland - Classic bias cut tartan waistcoats

tartan-bias-cut-tartan-kilt. At The House of Labhran Scottish jackets our approach is one of classic styling with progression and originality. We  offer an extensive range of kilt jackets and waistcoat styles to suit all occasions. Our kilts jackets are all tailored here in Scotland. Fine Highland kilt jackets in baratheas and velvets to classic Scottish tweeds. We style the classic Prince Charlie coatee and vest, Balmoral, Sheriffmuir doublet, Kenmore doublet, Regulation doublet with individual styling elements. The ever popular versatile Argyle jacket in our range fine Highland tweeds, can also be styled for that Scottish sophisticated gentleman of the day look.

The House of Labhran source classic Harris tweeds from the isles and Scottish keepers tweeds supplying some of Scotland’s top Highland estates. We have a classic range of heavy weight keepers tweeds that can be used to create timeless classics.

Bias cut tartan kilt waistcoat with lapels

made to order tartan bias cut kilt waistcoat. At The House of Labhran Scottish jackets our approach is one of classic styling with progression and originality. We  offer an extensive range of kilt jackets and waistcoat styles to suit all occasions. Our kilts jackets are all tailored here in Scotland. Fine Highland kilt jackets in baratheas and velvets to classic Scottish tweeds. We style the classic Prince Charlie coatee and vest, Balmoral, Sheriffmuir doublet, Kenmore doublet, Regulation doublet with individual styling elements. The ever popular versatile Argyle jacket in our range fine Highland tweeds, can also be styled for that Scottish sophisticated gentleman of the day look.

The House of Labhran source classic Harris tweeds from the isles and Scottish keepers tweeds supplying some of Scotland’s top Highland estates. We have a classic range of heavy weight keepers tweeds that can be used to create timeless classics.

Six button bias cut tartan kilt waistcoat with lapels

clan made to order tartan bias cut kilt waistcoat. At The House of Labhran Scottish jackets our approach is one of classic styling with progression and originality. We  offer an extensive range of kilt jackets and waistcoat styles to suit all occasions. Our kilts jackets are all tailored here in Scotland. Fine Highland kilt jackets in baratheas and velvets to classic Scottish tweeds. We style the classic Prince Charlie coatee and vest, Balmoral, Sheriffmuir doublet, Kenmore doublet, Regulation doublet with individual styling elements. The ever popular versatile Argyle jacket in our range fine Highland tweeds, can also be styled for that Scottish sophisticated gentleman of the day look.

The House of Labhran source classic Harris tweeds from the isles and Scottish keepers tweeds supplying some of Scotland’s top Highland estates. We have a classic range of heavy weight keepers tweeds that can be used to create timeless classics.

Stag horn style bias cut tartan kilt waistcoat with lapels

tartan bias cut waistcoats and kilt jackets. At The House of Labhran Scottish jackets our approach is one of classic styling with progression and originality. We  offer an extensive range of kilt jackets and waistcoat styles to suit all occasions. Our kilts jackets are all tailored here in Scotland. Fine Highland kilt jackets in baratheas and velvets to classic Scottish tweeds. We style the classic Prince Charlie coatee and vest, Balmoral, Sheriffmuir doublet, Kenmore doublet, Regulation doublet with individual styling elements. The ever popular versatile Argyle jacket in our range fine Highland tweeds, can also be styled for that Scottish sophisticated gentleman of the day look.

The House of Labhran source classic Harris tweeds from the isles and Scottish keepers tweeds supplying some of Scotland’s top Highland estates. We have a classic range of heavy weight keepers tweeds that can be used to create timeless classics.

18th century bias cut tartan kilt jacket 

tartan bias cut waistcoats and kilt jackets highlanders of scotland. At The House of Labhran Scottish jackets our approach is one of classic styling with progression and originality. We  offer an extensive range of kilt jackets and waistcoat styles to suit all occasions. Our kilts jackets are all tailored here in Scotland. Fine Highland kilt jackets in baratheas and velvets to classic Scottish tweeds. We style the classic Prince Charlie coatee and vest, Balmoral, Sheriffmuir doublet, Kenmore doublet, Regulation doublet with individual styling elements. The ever popular versatile Argyle jacket in our range fine Highland tweeds, can also be styled for that Scottish sophisticated gentleman of the day look.

The House of Labhran source classic Harris tweeds from the isles and Scottish keepers tweeds supplying some of Scotland’s top Highland estates. We have a classic range of heavy weight keepers tweeds that can be used to create timeless classics.

Highlanders of Scotland 1870 watercolour portraits by Kenneth Macleay RSA featuring bias cut waistcoats.

TARTAN clan made to order tartan bias cut kilt waistcoat.

Six button bias cut tartan kilt waistcoat with celtic buttons

DRUMMOND TARTAN clan made to order tartan bias cut kilt waistcoat.

Grey Drummond tartan five button bias cut tartan kilt waistcoat with lapels

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