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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- Everything came on time. Thank You Stewart
Price Value QualityGreat quality!
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- 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)
- Amazing Aimee D
Quality Price ValueLooks so good, feels so good, might just never let my beloved take it off except to shower and a short run through the laundry.... seriously. Thank you for a quality product. (Posted on 4/2/2021)
- Excellent quality... Philip
Price Value Quality... and really nice to have another color to wear. (Posted on 7/15/2020)
- Attractive, Authentic Sturdy Shirt Guitar Slinger
Price Value QualityI bought two of these shirts - one black and one off-white. Both are well-made and durable, and look good either by themselves with a kilt or with a vest. the open neck keeps you cool. ERSJR (Posted on 5/18/2020)
- Bold & Bonnie!! Greg
Quality Price ValueGreat Quality - Great Looking Shirt!!!! (Posted on 3/9/2020)
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