The Prince Charlie Jacket and Vest are perfect for any formal affair. Made in Scotland of the highest quality 15 oz Wool Barathea, these jackets are the perfect addition to any man's kilt wardrobe.
While we do try to keep a wide range of sizes and lengths in stock for immediate shipment, these jackets MAY take up to 8 weeks to ship (usually about 3 to 4) if we don't have your size in stock. If you have any questions about availability, please give us a call!
These jackets are made in the UK and are slim fitting. If you normally wear an American 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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- I was impressed by the quality of the jacket and vest. Bill
Price Value QualityAll of the products I received were of a fine quality. The price was good and they came very quickly. I followed the advice of the company and ordered a size larger and it fits fine. (Posted on 12/20/2020)
- perfect fit and look Rick
Price Value Qualityboth jacket and vest fit perfectly and look great...items were shipped same day and arrived a couple of days later...will be a great look at my wedding (Posted on 9/3/2020)
- Great Jacket and Vest, Even Better Customer Servie. Joseph
Price Value QualityThis jacket and vest, is one of the best quality clothing items I own, and it perfect for any black tie event. For those who are tall in the chest and are below 5'10", I would recommend ordering a regular. I ordered a short, and I needed to trade it in for a regular. This company had some of the best customer service I have had the pleasure of talking with, and I could not find anything poor about their performance, or customer handling. Thank you, everyone at USA Kilts! (Posted on 7/31/2020)
- Superb Lynn
Price Value QualityThe jacket and vest are beautiful. And, yes, order one size larger than usual. Then it fits beautifully.
USA Kilts is very swift with shipping if the item is in stock. I had this item in less than a week. Wow! Real professionals. (Posted on 5/2/2020)
- Wow! Greg
Quality Price ValueThis Prince Charlie Jacket makes me look Really Good...Sean Connery Good!! (Posted on 3/4/2020)
- Excellent craftsmanship, fit, and price Ron
Value Quality PriceThis Prince Charlie Jacket was excellent in fit and craftsmanship, not to mention a great price point! Will be ordering my other needs shortly. Thanks for the great service and quick shipping! Ron M. (Posted on 1/14/2020)
- Looked great! MacBean
Price Value QualityGood quality. Follow recommendation to order size bigger! Got well. Looked wonderful for a formal military-associated ball. (Posted on 10/6/2019)
- Good Toxictimmy
Price Value QualityI only buy from USA kilts because I want the best my money can buy and the best customer service in the business (Posted on 8/23/2019)
- Safe bet Scott
Quality Price ValueThe products are excellent quality and service is impeccable this is a safe bet for great online purchases I highly recommend them. (Posted on 8/16/2019)
- Excellent Price, and Good Fit CollinMacD
Price Value QualityOff the rack, you cannot go wrong purchasing this Prince Charles and Vest. Since you only wear this jacket and waistcoat once maybe twice a year, no need to buy a bespoken, when this fits and looks great, and the price is even a better reason to purchase this from USA Kilts. I ordered and highly recommend you order this one size larger than what you wear in the US. I did and fits perfect. Fast delivery, good price, great quality, and good fit, what else do you need, oh the black bowie.....Cheers and Thank You USA Kilts, hope to visit your store soon. (Posted on 8/13/2018)
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PLEASE NOTE: Our jackets are made in the UK and tend to run a bit snug. If you normally wear a suit size 44 Reg, order a 46 Reg. If you wear a 48 Long, order a 50 Long.
Formality of Jacket Styles Guide:
There 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.
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.
These are worn mostly by pipe bands and military organizations for formal dress. They would be worn in place of a military dress outfit.
AvailabilityWhile we try to keep a wide range of sizes in stock, we are occasionally caught between shipments. If you need your jacket for a specific date, please contact us to check availability.
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