100% Pewter Plaid Brooches from USA Kilts
USA Kilts has an extensive collection of plaid brooches to compliment any of your Scottish, Irish, and Welsh formal outfits. Our plaid brooches are made of 100% pewter for strength and made in the USA or UK (depending on the model). Explore the different plaid brooch designs we offer and find that one that will look perfect with your tartan fly plaid.
Fly Plaid Brooch FAQ:
What is a kilt fly plaid brooch?
The Scottish plaid brooch has ancient roots and was, at one time, a critical accessory for the Great Kilt. It was the means of keeping the excess fabric of the kilt, which was not bunched up into pleats, organized. It was a locally evolved essential which grew out of cloak clasps of the Middle Ages. Today, the fly plaid brooch is more ornamental when used with a modern kilt fly plaid. However, you CAN wear any of the plaid brooches we have for sale with a Great Kilt and it will perform its original function.
Is there a difference between a new kilt plaid brooch and an antique plaid brooch?
Only in your willingness to wear it. If you have a family heirloom brooch, we suggest you consider carefully what condition it is in, and only wear it for very special occasions -- and preferably indoors. If you want a brooch for more vigorous activities like Reenactment, Renn Fair, LARPing, or as part of an outfit you will wear on a very regular basis such as Masonic Lodge meetings, please use a new one.
Do I need a kilt or brooch fly plaid?
Some people have used plaid brooches as another sort of accessory, but it is not common. You should be wearing your brooch with a fly plaid or a great kilt. Of course we offer the fly plaid for sale as well. However, you usually buy a plaid when you buy your kilt. If you already own a kilt but need a plaid to match it, please call us to discuss making as perfect a tartan match as possible.