Our Highland Shirt, also known as a Ghillie Shirt or Jacobite Shirt, is made from a soft but strong cotton and features the "traditional" grommeted neck opening with leather laces. The Highland shirt was invented sometime in the early to mid- twentieth century as an approximation of an 18th or early 19th century work shirt. This is where the name "ghillie shirt" comes from as ghillies were outdoorsmen, hunting guides and workers. The shirt emblemizes the spirit of the rustic Highlander - his freedom and power. it is important to note that the grommets and leather thing are NOT historical to the time of the Highlanders, though they are similar to how 18th century shirts closed. Basically someone decided tis looked dashing - especially in the movies or at festivals and it stuck. We like to think of it as a "modern traditional shirt".
These shirts are a soft, but strong cotton. Whatever size t-shirt you would normally buy, buy the same size highland shirt. The sizes of these shirts run about "true to size", but they don't stretch since they're woven, so if you're between sizes or want a bit more room, order the next size up.
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- Black highland shirt is fantastic! John S
Quality Price ValueI purchased this - honestly due to the fact that it Just. Plain. Looks. Amazing! Paired with a kilt, it gives a kind of vintage feel and a unique look. I think it really pairs well with a kilt be it a traditional full-tartan, or a less traditional denim/tartan-insert kilt which I find myself wearing often - but pairs perfectly with either. Highly recommend these - the quality is totally there and the look - well, my wife loves the look on me and that’s good enough for me! (Posted on 8/20/2022)
- Excellent Montana Don
Price Value QualityOn time, as advertised, fits. Major thumbs up! (Posted on 3/1/2022)
- Love This Shirt BruceM
Value Quality PriceVery comfortable and seemed true to size with more room than the USA Kilts grandfather shirt.
Leather lace is rolled up and quite stiff. I spent 15 minutes conditioning the leather and it's supple like a soft shoelace now.
Definitely will order another. (Posted on 10/16/2021)
- Excellent Stuff BLT
Price Value QualityShirt is comfortable, looks cool, and the company is so kind! They sent some grandma candies with the package haha (Posted on 9/15/2021)
- Everything came on time. Thank You Stewart
Price Value QualityGreat quality!
Love your Blogs. (Posted on 7/26/2021)
- A good purchase Bernie Sahadi Ne' Kilgore
Price Value QualityI now have two of these fine shirts in both black, and white and I like them a lot. They fit true to size and work well with the kilts I have purchased from USA Kilts. I believe the shirt can dress up a kilt nicely as well as be worn informally at the local pub. A nice kilt and this shirt does garner lots of attention. So you married guys be warned, your wife (Or girlfriend) might want to play patty fingers with you out in public while wearing this shirt. The shirt is comfortably cut just in case you have to physically maneuver. I do suggest wetting down the lace-up cord with water and letting it hang over something to dry with a light weight attached to it in order to get a nice even lacing through your shirt. (Posted on 7/26/2021)
- Quality! SJ
Price Value QualityVery cool shirt Made well, fits well. Everything they sell is top quality you won't find better anywhere else.
And while you're at it check out their YouTube channel, it's informative and entertaining, Great stuff. (Posted on 7/25/2021)
- Awesome shirt! Fluffy
Price Value QualityGreat shirt, I suggest ordering it one size larger than you think you need! It really finishes off the look when you wear it with your kilt. Also goes great with any casual outfit. (Posted on 5/7/2021)
- OUTSTANDING Triggercrank
Price Value QualityExcellent customer service and a quality shirt. Fits perfect and got it in time for a important event.
Love you guys! (Posted on 5/3/2021)
- Worth the purchase. Nikolai
Price Value QualityVery well put together, and very comfortable. (Posted on 4/9/2021)
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