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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 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.

42nd black watch pipe major belt buckle

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.


 



Clan Crest Pipe Major’s Bagpipe Banners

The Scottish clan crest pipe banner is something we have designed and created for clan chiefs, clan chieftains and clan members since 1998. Each banner is designed around classic clan crests and devices. 

If you have a project in mind our in house team can help create a a bespoke Drum Major’s baldric, bagpipe banner or flag carrier sash that will be carried on your band for years to come.


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MacIntosh clan pipe banner

Mackenzie clan chief bagpipe pipe banner. Over the years we have designed and produced a wide range of double sided hand embroidered bagpipe banners for clients around the world. Hand embroidered in gilt wires and silks on a fine blazer cloth and supplied to the civilian pipe bands, Clan Chiefs, private clients Scottish regiments, Canadian Regiments USMC, USAF banners, Fire & Rescue and Police.

Mackenzie clan chief bagpipe pipe banner

clan macLean bagpipe banner. Over the years we have designed and produced a wide range of double sided hand embroidered bagpipe banners for clients around the world. Hand embroidered in gilt wires and silks on a fine blazer cloth and supplied to the civilian pipe bands, Clan Chiefs, private clients Scottish regiments, Canadian Regiments USMC, USAF banners, Fire & Rescue and Police.

Clan crest bagpipe banner

Clan maclennan chiefs banner. Over the years we have designed and produced a wide range of double sided hand embroidered bagpipe banners for clients around the world. Hand embroidered in gilt wires and silks on a fine blazer cloth and supplied to the civilian pipe bands, Clan Chiefs, private clients Scottish regiments, Canadian Regiments USMC, USAF banners, Fire & Rescue and Police.

Clan MacLennan chief’s bagpipe banner


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

Queen Victoria WO2 Crown insignia


19th Century Pattern Victorian Queen Crown Dress Regimental Warrant Office Class II 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. 

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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.

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21oz Scottish Glenlyon keepers tweed

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Vandyke cuff detailing with stag horn buttons.

scottish tweed shooting suits made to order

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.

Bespoke Western Australian Regimental Association Drum Major’s Baldric

Over the years we have designed and produced a wide range of hand embroidered Bagpipe pipe banners for a regimental association client in Perth Western Australia. We have just redesigned and made a new Drum Major’s baldric for them. Hand embroidered in gilt wires and silks on a fine blazer cloth. The baldric has the insignia and devices of the various Western Australian regiments including the 28th Swan regiment and the Returned Services League.

In the British Army, a drum major holds the rank of sergeant, staff sergeant/colour sergeant, or warrant officer class 2. Drum Majors in regimental corps of drums are always drummers, but drum majors in the Corps of Army Music are not required to be, the appointment being held by any suitably qualified musician (including a drummer).

ACU Swan. scottish - australian drum majors baldric sash

Our in house team will help create a a bespoke Drum Major’s baldric or flag carrier sash that will be carried on your band for years to come.

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House of Labhran ACU Swan Regiment Western Australia Drum Major's baldric hand embroidered for regimental band clients

House of Labhran ACU Swan Regiment Western Australia Drum Major's baldric hand embroidered for regimental band clients

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Black Watch Regimental Association Pipe Major’s Bagpipe Banners

Over the years we have designed and produced a wide range of hand embroidered bagpipe banners for clients around the world. Our old friends at the Black Watch Royal Highlanders came to us again to produce a series of pipe banners for the various branch associations. 

Bespoke scottish pipe banners made to order

In addition we have created hand embroidered flag standards and table runners for the Black Watch Association and projects will be on going with regiment. 

If we can help with a bespoke Pipe Major’s bagpipe banner or Drum Major’s project we would love to hear from you.

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Black Watch Royal Highlanders regimental association insignia in silver and silk wire embroidery on the bagpipe banner.

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St Andrew insignia in silver wire embroidery on the reverse of the bagpipe banner.

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Black Watch Royal Highlanders Angus branch bagpipe banner with Angus crest.

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Hand embroidered crest in silks on the reverse of the pipe banner.

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Black Watch Royal Highlanders branch association crest hand embroidered crest in silks on the reverse of the pipe banner.

Bespoke Drum Major’s Baldrics & Flag Carrier Sashes

Over the years we have designed and produced a wide range of hand embroidered Drum Major’s baldric sashes and flag carrier sashes for clients around the world.Hand embroidered in gilt wires and silks on a fine blazer cloth and supplied to the Scottish regiments, Canadian Regiments US Army, USAF baldrics, RCAF, Fire & Rescue, Military Academy Bands, Police, Scottish & Irish Flute Bands, Royal British Legion and British army. 

In the British Army, a drum major holds the rank of sergeant, staff sergeant/colour sergeant, or warrant officer class 2. Drum Majors in regimental corps of drums are always drummers, but drum majors in the Corps of Army Music are not required to be, the appointment being held by any suitably qualified musician (including a drummer).

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Our in house team will help create a a bespoke Drum Major’s baldric or flag carrier sash that will be carried on your band for years to come.

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House of Labhran Seaforth Highlanders and KOSB baldric hand embroidered for regimental band clients

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House of Labhran Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Drum Major's baldric hand embroidered for regimental band clients

Lowland drum majors scottish pipe band baldric sash designed and made to order

House of Labhran Lowland Pipers European Drum Major’s baldric hand embroidered for regimental band client. Designed and made to order.

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House of Labhran 1st Bn The Highlanders Army Cadet Force Drum Major’s baldric hand embroidered for regimental band client. Designed and made to order.

air cadet drum majors scottish pipe band baldric sash designed and made to order

House of Labhran Air Training Corps Flag Carrier sash hand embroidered for regimental band client. Designed and made to order with gold braid and silks.

Royal scots dragoon guards drum majors baldric designed and made to order

House of Labhran RSDG - Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Drum Major's baldric hand embroidered for regimental band client.

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House of Labhran Scottish Pipe Band Drum Major's baldric hand embroidered for pipeband clients around the world.

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House of Labhran Sea Cadet Drum Major's baldric hand embroidered for cadet band clients.

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. 

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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.

vintage 19th century kilt photograph Highland games strong man

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

vintage 19th century kilt photograph Cameron Highlanders

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.

vintage 19th century kilt photograph Seaforth Highlanders

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


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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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Victorian gentleman in period Scottish style kilt doublet and waistcoat

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

New Labhran Period Scottish Style Kilt Doublet & Waistcoat

straight fronted scottish charcoal bespoke kilt waistcoat with shawl collar. made to order highland wear from scotaldn


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

H&I thistle engraved silver sgian dubh

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


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