Are you looking for a slightly “less formal” way to dress up your kilt? Take a look at our Grey Braemar jacket and vest combo! Tailored in a 16 oz, 100% wool "Thornproof Tweed", these jackets have the same look and are just as hard wearing as our tweed jackets, but at a lower cost.
Please note that this jacket is generally held in stock at our shop and by our supplier in Scotland. Turnaround on this jacket is generally less than 3 weeks.
Sizing: this jacket is made in the UK and is slim fitting. If you normally wear an American suit jacket size 42 Reg, please order a size 44 Reg. If you normally wear a 48 Long, order a 50 Long.
STOCK Size measuring instructions:
The vast majority of our customers fit into a jacket that is a stock size (i.e. 44 Reg or 48 Long). To figure out which size will fit you best, follow the instructions below.
This measurement is best taken using a cloth tape measure, while wearing a t-shirt.
Lift up your arms and wrap the tape measure around your chest at the widest point (you can then put your arms down).
Breathe "normally" and don't over inflate or exhale too much.
Take the measurement (not snug) at the widest part of your chest.
Add 2" to 3" to that number to reach the next "even" number up. Example: If you measure 43 to 44, you would order a size 46. If you measure 41 or 42, you would order a size 44.
Short / Regular / Long
5' 4" to 5' 9" - Short
5' 10" to 6' 1" - Regular
6' 2" to 6' 4" -Long
If you are taller than 6'4", contact us for an Extra Long or Extra Extra long.
MADE TO MEASURE Jacket instructions:
If you find that standard jacket sizes don't fit your frame due to an overly athletic build (very broad shoulders with tiny waist) or a stout build (rounded shoulders with a large waist), then we can gladly make a jacket tailored to your frame. We will need the following measurements, as well as your height and 3 pictures of you in a form fitting shirt from the front, side and rear view.
Lift your arms and wrap the tape measure around your torso at the widest point. Put your arms down. Stand tall and "at ease". Do not over inflate your chest. Just stand and breathe normally. Measure loosely around the chest at under arm height while wearing a t-shirt.
Measure loosely around your "True Waist" at your naval while wearing a shirt.
Put on a well fitting suit jacket. Keep your arms at your side. Find the center back, center seam, starting at 6" below the collar. Measure from that point to the seam where the arm meets the jacket body (roughly 4" down from the shoulder). If you do not have a suit jacket, measure from the spine (4" below base of neck) to the edge of your shoulder.
Put on a well fitting suit jacket. Keep your arms at your side. Measure from the shoulder seam (the top of the sleeve where it meets the jacket body) to the cuff. If you do not have a suit jacket, measure from the edge of the shoulder, down your arm to where you'd like the sleeve to end. Typically, jacket sleeves end 1.5" to 2" above the base knuckle of the thumb, breaking at the wrist or slightly lower. Roughly 1/4" to 1/2" of shirt sleeve should show below the cuff of the jacket.
If you need assistance measuring, please do not hesitate to contact us: 800.368.8633 or Rocky@USAKilts.com
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- Excellent Quality Michael
Quality Price ValueWell made and fits well right off the rack. Will buy another one when ready for another one. (Posted on 3/19/2020)
- Thumbs up Dave
Value Quality PriceVery nice jacket. Well made from quality material. Not designed for warm temperatures. (Posted on 9/25/2019)
- Outstanding Quality Groovysalsa
Price Value QualityExcellent cut and quality. Perfect fit. Pay attention to the sizing guidelines. Just love it. (Posted on 9/17/2019)
- Excellent fit Chris
Value Quality PriceIf you have a big belly, as I do, you may want to go up 2 sizes. My sports coat @48L fit my sleeve length but was tight in the shoulders & belly. My other sports coat @50L fit my shoulders & belly but the sleeves were too long. The Braemar Jacket & Vest @52R is perfect for sleeves, shoulders, & belly. I like the look, a cross between a smooth black semi-formal Argyll & a fuzzy tweed. It's a smooth tweed & very well made. USA Kilts got me the 2 pieces overnight for a special event. BZ, well done. (Posted on 5/30/2019)
- A late review Henry M
Value Quality PriceWas looking to get another jacket & vest and had ordered some tweed swatchs ;then the Gary Braemer went on sale and I jumped ,got on the phone with Lucas and and got my Bramer on order. opon receiving it I have had so Many complements and fun wearing it that I am just getting around to doing this review . (Posted on 4/1/2019)
- Great Jacket Geoffrey
Quality Price ValueJust got my jacket and vest. Fit is perfect (follow the instructions!) and thw workmanship is superb. Perfect look for when a Prince Charlie is too much. (Posted on 12/23/2018)
- Gorgeous jacket and vest Rob
Price Value QualityThe crew at USA Kilts outdid themselves as always. The quality was great and it fits great. (I had the benefit of visiting the store when I was in Philadelphia to get measured). You can't go wrong with anything you get from the USA Kilts crew. If I could say the same thing for USPS that is another story. LOL If you are thinking about this jacket you cannot beat it. Thanks everyone at USA Kilts for a great experience. (Posted on 12/19/2018)
- Awesome addition Mark
Quality Price ValueThe Braemar jacket and vest are an awesome addition to my Celtic tradition wardrobe. The jacket and vest are excellent quality and compliment my kilt and accessories perfectly. I seriously recommend this addition to your Celtic dress. (Posted on 12/12/2018)
- Very Nice TerryB
Quality Price ValueWent with the recommendation to order one size larger, fit was perfect. My wife who makes a lot of her clothes said quality is excellent. Wore outfit to my company's Christmas Party. Everyone, including my boss, complimented how it looked. (Posted on 12/10/2018)
- Great Jacket Bill S
Value Quality PriceThis is a great jacket. It runs one size small as they indicate when ordering. This is a great jacket that serves both casual and formal occasions. Looks to be top quality made. I was impressed. USA Kilts shipped it quickly and were great to deal with over the phone with the few questions I had prior to ordering. (Posted on 10/27/2018)
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Buyers GuideThere are several different styles of jackets (and vests) which span the scale from daywear to formal. This is a quick guide to our jackets and their appropriate level of dress. Prince Charlie jacket and vest: The Prince Charlie jacket and vest (also known as a PC Jacket) is worn for formal (black tie) events. In your mind, equate this jacket to a ‘tuxedo’ type outfit. Places you’d wear a tuxedo, a PC would be appropriate. Argyll jacket (with or without vest): This is one of the more versatile jackets. It’s a bit dressier than a Tweed jacket and less formal than a PC. In a situation calling for khakis and a blazer, the jacket (no vest) could be worn with the kilt and not be overdressed. When worn with the vest, the outfit could be worn in place of a ‘nice suit’. Also, the vest provides a bit of versatility in itself… you can wear it alone with a shirt and tie or leave off the tie and roll up your sleeves for a casual dressy look. Grey Braemar or Tweed jacket (with or without vest): Very similar in cut and style to the Argyll, this jacket and vest is made from tweed cloth, giving it a little bit of an ‘earthy’ or ‘natural’ feel. In Scotland, it’s still often worn to dressy functions (much like the Argyll), but here in America, we often relegate tweed jackets to ‘daywear’. That NEED NOT be the case. If you’re going to be a guest at a wedding, you would look perfectly fine in a tweed jacket and vest. Brian Boru jacket and vest: The Brian Boru jacket and vest is effectively the Irish equivalent of a Prince Charlie (see above)… it is worn for formal (black tie) events. In your mind, equate this jacket to a ‘tuxedo’ type outfit. Places you’d wear a tuxedo, you can wear a Brian Boru. Kilkenny jacket (with or without vest): The Kilkenny jacket and / or vest is effectively the Irish equivalent of an Argyll (see above). In a situation calling for khakis and a blazer, the jacket (no vest) could be worn with the kilt and not be overdressed. When worn with the vest, the outfit could be worn in place of a ‘nice suit’. Also, the vest provides a bit of versatility in itself… you can wear it alone with a shirt and tie or leave off the tie and roll up your sleeves for a casual dressy look. Welsh Prince Charlie jacket and vest: The Welsh PC jacket and vest are similar to their Scottish Prince Charlie counterpart, but differ in the details… they have gold buttons (not silver), red dragons embroidered on the epaulette and come with or without Welsh tartan accents. Like the Scottish PC jacket, they are worn for formal (black tie) events. In your mind, equate this jacket to a ‘tuxedo’ outfit. Places you’d wear a Tuxedo, you can wear a Welsh PC. The Doublet: These are worn mostly by pipe bands and military organizations for formal dress. They would be worn in place of a military dress outfit.