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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- A Great Product Backed Up with Great Service South Texas MacK
Quality Price ValueA friend referred me to USA Kilts website as I was looking to add another kilt, jacket and vest. Did not need the Black Tie look, but wanted something that would offer choices. The Grey Braemar Jacket & Vest was just the ticket. Wasn't sure of the size I needed, and the on-line directions for measuring was excellent. I called USA Kilts just to make sure before ordering. Received excellent help, answered all the questions and they provided some great tips. The Jacket & Vest arrived in good condition shortly after placing my order. Excellent quality, a great fit, and will go along nicely with my kilts Many thanks to all the folks at USA Kilts for the great service. I will be looking to USA Kilts when I need more Scottish goods and will tell others to give them a try. (Posted on 5/26/2018)
- Very Nice RickMac
Price Value QualityWas in the shop during their customer appreciation day (5/5/18) for some minor adjustments to my kilt. While I was waiting for my kilt to be finished my wife saw this jacket and loved it. The fit and quality are fantastic. Yes I got it and love it. (Posted on 5/7/2018)
- As Expected MN Sidhe
Price Value QualityOrdered two sizes larger because one size larger was out of stock. One size larger would have fit.
Price was competitive but not the best. Quality was wee bit less than expected - vest is stiff. Thus, value reasonable. (Posted on 11/10/2016)
- Great Value Steve E.
Value Quality PriceI normally wear a 44R suit jacket, and on their recommendation, I ordered a 46R. It fit perfectly! I love the material, which feels quite sturdy to me, and have received several compliments on the jacket and vest. I highly recommend this jacket and vest. (Posted on 1/7/2016)
- Excellent Jacket Scott
Price Value QualityThe jacket and vest does run small, glad they inform you of it before you order, choosing the next size up worked perfectly. I had a need to get this fast and I have to tell everyone, they did it fast. I had it in hand the second day after my order and they helped make sure of it. I will use them for everything I need in the way of kilts and accessories from now on. (Posted on 10/28/2015)
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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.