Are you looking for a slightly “less formal” way to dress up your kilt? Take a look at our tweed jacket and vest combo! Tailored in a 15 oz, 100% wool Tweed, these jackets have the same look and are just as hard wearing as our custom tweed jackets, but we keep them in stock!
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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- Wonderful garment! Mickey D
Quality Price ValueI already own this in Highland Green and thought the Breamer jacket, in Lomond Blue, would be a good addition to my collection, and it surly is! For an off the peg garment, this is of high quality and the fit is spot on. I've received a few, nice comments on the color. It's a very versatile piece of daywear attire. Wonderful help from Lucas, also. Thx! Highly recommend!!!! (Posted on 4/15/2021)
- Well worth it. Doc
Price Value QualityThe set is well made, fits right, especially for off-the-shelf. The tweed is high density, and just the right color. (Posted on 3/21/2021)
- Excellent quality product John
Value Quality PriceThe tweed jacket and vest make a handsome combination with my kilt. The material is good quality and the craftmanship matches. I will wear this proudly. (Posted on 12/26/2020)
- Very happy John
Price Value QualityI wore my new coat and vest recently and it fit perfectly. The staff at USA Kilts were very helpful in picking out a jacket that would match my tartan. The jacket completed my tartan perfectly. Thanks you USA kilts for your help in picking out the jacket and sizing it over the phone. (Posted on 12/20/2020)
- Very Satisfied Scott
Value Quality PriceThe garments are well crafted and look great...service was impeccable as usual (Posted on 12/3/2020)
- In Stock Tweed Jacket & Vest Jim
Quality Price ValueItem exceeded expectations for being 'off the shelf'. The online guide for measuring and how to order one size larger worked out perfectly. The included garment bag with the jacket and vest was a very pleasant surprise. Thanks USAKilts. Highly satisfied. (Posted on 11/30/2020)
- A high quality product at a reasonable price! Rob
Price Value QualityThe tweed kilt jacket and vest are very well crafted and high quality for an off the rack product! The product also shipped unbelievably quickly. I placed the order on a Friday and had the product in hand by the following Tuesday afternoon! The description of the product was also spot on with the garment that I received. I followed the directions for ordering a size up and the fit was perfect! I highly recommend USA Kilts and especially this product! (Posted on 11/6/2020)
- Perfect Fit - Quality Duo - Highly Recommend Dan
Quality Price ValueI had been eyeballing some more cost effective options from lesser known retailers. Ultimately, I just wanted a quality tweed kilt jacket and waistcoat that (1) Didn't break the bank and (2) Paired well with my Mackintosh red modern kilt. USAK was a little more than I wanted to spend, but total worth it. The jacket in Lomond Blue is very complimentary, and I'm very pleased with the purchase. Would recommend that you follow their advice in getting the size up. (Posted on 4/17/2020)
- Great quality and fit Chris
Value Quality PriceThis was a great last minute purchase I made for a Burns dinner. The fit was great and jacket and vest looked wonderful. For a in stock, off the rack jacket I could find no flaws. Next one I order will be custom. I have ordered from USA Kilts several times and have always been extremely satisfied with the quality and customer service. You can’t find a better company to fill your Highland needs. Sláinte (Posted on 1/14/2020)
- Great Dan
Price Value QualityNice and sturdy tweed (Posted on 9/19/2019)
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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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Which Tweed Should You Get to Go with Your Kilt?
When you think of Highland dress, you may be tempted to consider the most formal outfits to be the most complicated - the most involved and the most high tone. Yet ironically it is easier to put together a formal or semi-formal kilt outfit using a Prince Charlie or Argyll jacket and vest than it is to pout together a smart looking day wear outfit. For formal with a kilt the hardest choice may be picking out a Dress Sporran.
BUT for smart day wear with the kilt, you have so many possible combinations of fabric and accessories, it can be daunting! Smart day Wear with the kilt is truly "next level". And this is where tweed comes in. Tweed has been a staple of Highland Dress for almost 200 years. At first it was simply a matter of practicality for dealing with the elements and looking like you fit into the environment. Now, tweeds are more about casual elegance.
At USA Kilts, we strongly believe in combining elegance and practicality. We therefore always lead our customers towards the best way to get the "best bang for the buck". After all, we want you to USE your kilts, not just leave them in the closet. When it comes to tweeds, we there fore tend to recommend certain colors and styles for their flexibility. We like tweeds that can color match with more than one tartan, and that you are not likely to grow tired of because the novelty of a bold design wears off. Greys, mottled blues and greens, and a few color-flecked browns are among our top picks -- especially if it is your first time buying a tweed jacket. If you need help selecting a tweed to go with your Clan tartan, we are happy to help via email or phone, and you can even purchase swatches.