This simple dress sporran has 3 tassels with crossed chains. It comes with an antique cantle (the metal part at the top) and also comes with a sporran chain to fit the waist measurement provided.
This sporran NOW comes with our new 'Internal Pocket' design to hold business cards, credit cards or lose change. This way, you won't have to dig around the bottom of your sporran for that last quarter or for your business card. This internal pocket design is exclusive to USA Kilts.
Please note: Actual color of fur may be slightly lighter or darker than pictured
The waist measurement needed is the actual waist measurement, not your pants size. Typically, your pants will be 2 to 4 inches smaller than your actual measured waist.
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- Great quality and very attractive Nathan
Value Quality PriceBeing some one who has made crafts with leather and fur before I can say this is very durable, attractive, and well made. The sewing done with all of it, especially the leather is professional for sure. This is a very lovely item to look at, especially if you've seen USA Kilts videos with Rocky on the history of the sporran and all the purposes of the tassels and knob on the top, etc. (that's a personal reason backed with a desire of my heritage) I look forward to wearing it at my wedding and every one who I've shown it to says its a very beautiful and cool piece. I'll definitely be getting a hunting sporran next ;) Once you've worked with the same materials to make different crafts, you appreciate things like this. I definitely appreciate it... and envy the skills required! (Posted on 11/20/2020)
- Excellent Josh
Quality Price ValueBeautiful sporran made from high quality materials. Can't wait to rock it at my wedding! (Posted on 10/12/2020)
- Outstanding Jeff
Quality Price ValueAnother outstanding product from USAKilts. This is my first dress sporran and it’s perfect. As always, the service is top notch! I’ll never be able to say enough good things about USAK (Posted on 3/9/2020)
- Great ETD
Value Quality PriceMy husband went to Ireland years before we met and could not buy a Sporran because they were all sealskin. So I decided to try to find one for him. He is soooo pleased with the craftsmanship and beauty of this Sporran I purchased from you. He said it was one of the best gifts he ever received. : ) (Posted on 6/27/2017)
- Very Nice Sporran Mickey
Quality Price ValueThis is my first sporran purchase. The design is handsome, and the craftsmanship is good. I can imagine a more expensive sporran would be of higher quality, but the value for this made-in-Scotland product is outstanding. (Posted on 3/24/2016)
- Excellent product Canon
Quality Price ValueThis is not the first itme I have purchased from USA Kilts. The kilt, hose from the past and this Dress Sporran are continued examples of outstanding service, quality, and craftmanship!
Thank you USA Kilts! (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Very pleased Bob
Price Value QualityQuick response time to my order. This Dress Sporran is what I wanted. I will certainly make use of the internal pocket. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Great Sporran AJ Michigan
Quality Price ValueI had a causal leather sporran before and wanted to something formal to go with my Prince Charlie outfit.
This is a great sporran for the price, quality is good.
Shipping was amazing (2nd time ordered from USAKilts), received tracking # next day.
Great product and USAKilts is a great company. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
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- Made in Scotland
- 100% Leather body
- Bovine fur front and tassels
- Measures 9.25" high X 7" wide X 2.5" deep
- Internal Pocket (for business cards or loose change)
The Sporran (Gaelic for "purse" or “Pouch”, pronounced /Spor' en/) is a pouch that performs the same function as pocket on the kilt. It's where the kilt wearer stores their keys, wallet, etc. The sporran hangs a few inches below the belt buckle (typically 3”), directly over the wearer's 'manhood'.
Made of leather or fur (or a mixture of the 2), the ornamentation of the sporran is determined by the formality of dress worn with it. The sporran is worn on a leather strap or chain, or in the case of larger men, from 'sporran hangers' which suspend it from the belt. It is essentially a survival of the common European medieval belt-pouch, superseded elsewhere as clothing came to have pockets, but continuing in the Scottish Highlands because of the lack of these accessories in traditional dress.
There are several types of sporrans. Day Sporrans, Semi Dress Sporrans and Dress Sporran are the most common styles. There are also other styles, including Hunting Sporrans, Full Mask (aka Head On) Sporrans and Horsehair Sporrans.
Day sporrans are typically worn casually, during the day (before 6 PM). They are made from all leather and have a flap on the top. They are typically “D” shaped with the flat part at the top.
Dress sporrans are typically worn formally (after 6 and for formal events like weddings). They are made from fur (Bovine is most common in the US) and have tassels on the front and have a metal cantle (semi circle of decorated metal at the top) on top. They are typically oval shaped and open in a “V” from the top.
Semi Dress sporrans are a cross between the Dress sporran and the Day sporran. They are half leather (the flap that closes the top) and half fur (the front 'face' of the sporran). Typically they have 3 (and sometimes 2) tassels on the front. They are typically “D” shaped with the flat part at the top. While some consider them to be “a jack of all trades, master of none”, they can be worn to both formal and casual events.
Hunting sporrans are a full leather sporran with no tassels on the front. They are preferred by many pipe bands for the lack of 'drumming' done while walking (no tassels = no drumming). While it's not clear where they acquired the name “Hunting Sporran”, it is generally accepted term that is meant to differentiate them from the typical “day sporran”.
Full Mask sporrans are the fur sporrans which have the head stuffed and mounted on the flap. They can be worn formally and casually, though due to the price, most are reserved for formal occasions.
Horse Hair sporrans are most typically worn by pipe bands with a 'military' look. While they have been worn by civilians in years past (1800's), current fashion is to relegate them to pipe bands and military personnel.
This sporran is a stock item available for immediate shipment. In the rare instance that we're caught between shipments, we will let you know within 24 hours.
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