Product DescriptionThis sporran is made in the Glasgow, Scotland and is a great value for the money. The top flap and the sporran front feature 3 tassels and an embossed knotwork design. It comes with a Sporran chain (adjustable length) to fit most men.
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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- Nice sporran, marching to a drumbeat Jonathan
Quality Price ValueSadly, three wears in, one of the side stitching/glue attachments came apart. Thankfully, Rocky agreed to a replacement. However, I'm returning it in favour of the Rob Roy even though the latter has thinner leather and may be viewed by some as not "as nice" as this one. One characteristic of this sporran that drove me a bit nuts was that the three tassels created a constant and noticeable drumbeat as I walked. Now, in some situations, I wouldn't mind but it wasn't rocking my world to hear it all of the time. Perhaps another wouldn't mind the constant rhythmic accompaniment as much as I did. (Posted on 4/26/2018)
- Excellent Shelly
Quality Price ValueMy husband was very pleased with this sporran! He loves it. (Posted on 12/28/2016)
- overall nice but.... carmina
Quality Price ValueUnfortunately I'm very disappointed. I bought this sporran only because of it's color which seemed very unique on a picture (charcoal/ dark gray). When it came, it turned to be black as hell. Neither the description nor product specs mention what color it is so I based my judgment on pictures. The quality is very good but it's absolutely not what I wanted. (Posted on 10/23/2015)
- Nice Sporran for the price Jason J.
Quality Price ValueI was looking for a quality day sporran when I stumbled across this embossed one. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality for the $75 price tag (I got it on sale). Would definitely recommend it to others. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Great Day Sporran Lachlan
Price Value QualityI bought this sporran several years ago & wear it often. It wears like iron & still looks new. Highly recommend. Friends who hav bought one are just as pleased. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- very nice! Cathryn
Value Quality PriceI bought this for my oldest daughter's 45th birthday to use as a cross body bag. She had expressed wanting a Sporran, so I surprised her with this one. She loved it! I have not seen it yet, but she says it's the perfect size for her needs ( keys, wallet, iPhone). She's happy, I am happy,, (Posted on 10/14/2014)
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- Made in Scotland
- 100% Leather
- Measures 8" high X 7.25" wide X 2.75" deep
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.
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