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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- 5stars Zach
Price Value QualityYall are great! (Posted on 1/27/2023)
- Excellent! Miles
Price Value QualityItems arrived quickly and fit perfectly. I ordered a similar item from a different supplier but the the fit was not even close. This one did; just follow the instructions. The quality is very good. I wore it to an even recently and practically became a model because everyone wanted to see it. You will not be disappointed! (Posted on 11/22/2022)
- Everyone loves it Steve
Quality Price ValueI’ve worn the jacket and vest and vest on its own to several events in the last 6 months since I got it and I get compliments on it every time. The grey goes with all my tartans and looks wonderfully polished. (Posted on 7/31/2022)
- Grey Braemar Jacket and Vest Bill P
Value Quality PriceExcellent quality (as usual) and will fit well with my kilt collection. Will be wearing out this week for a special dinner with the wife. (Posted on 4/16/2022)
- Outstanding! Pipe Sargent Cox
Quality Price ValueDefinitely upsize one size for best fit. Arrived quickly, and looks great! (Posted on 2/23/2022)
- Outstanding garment!!!! Mickey D
Value Quality PriceHoly mother of God...I just received my Grey, Braemar jacket/vest and, wow, what a beautiful garment it is; hefty; great fitting; superior looks; wonderful construction. This jacket will go with just about anything. Love the neutral color! What else can I say? USAK always carries top-notch apparel, and the staff is unbelievably courteous and knowledgeable. Just be sure to follow their directions and order up a size. Glad I took the advice! The fit is spot on. Go for it!! (Posted on 11/18/2021)
- Classic Quality Joseph
Quality Price ValueOutstanding cut, fit and quality. I wanted a nice day wear jacket to go with my MacDonald Modern and my MacDonald of the Isles Ancient Hunting kilts. The Braemar jacket and waistcoat really fit the bill! As usual, the quality of products offered by USA Kilts and their customer service are excellent. Couldn’t believe how fast I got my order—ordered on Friday, delivered on Monday. (Posted on 4/27/2021)
- Very nice Laird Chris
Quality Price ValueVery happy with the fit, color, and style. Pay attention to the sizing instructions - we did and it fits very comfortably.
My only criticism is that pockets are not real pockets. I cannot carry my pocketwatch properly or carry my pipe.
But, my wife says I look sexy, so maybe that's okay.
[ADMIN NOTE: The pockets are real... just sewn shut just like a suit jacket. You can open them by carefully cutting the threads holding them closed] (Posted on 3/30/2021)
- Very Satisfied Laird Chris
Quality Price ValueLove the look of the jacket. Pay attention to the sizing instructions! We did and it fits comfortably and looks great.
My only criticism is that the pockets are not real. I cannot wear my pocketwatch or carry my pipe.
But my wife says I look sexy, so maybe that's okay. (Posted on 3/30/2021)
- Perfect workmanship and fabric. Ed’O
Value Quality PriceI buy Celtic clothes from USAK as I am never disappointed. The fit is prefect uising the recommended 1 extra size instructions. (Posted on 12/4/2020)
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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.
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