This grey tweed day sporran is custom made for USA Kilts by our sporran maker in Scotland. It features an intricate pewter stag head on the body of the sporran. It's also lined with suede and includes our internal pocket design. Truly an original piece.
PLEASE NOTE: At this time, the ONLY tweed we offer is the grey one pictured.
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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- Dress it up or down Kirk
Value Quality PriceThis is a beautiful sporran that I've discovered can be dressed up or down easily and looks great as a day or semi dress (I know it isn't a semi, but it has the look and feel). The interior is soft and roomy and the little pouch makes a great spot for ID/Credit cards. The only thing is that on the inside where the stag head is attached, there are small grommets that could scratch a cell phone or have something catch a little. However, with a little care, this is easily circumvented. (Posted on 5/10/2018)
- Excellent sporran HiberniaScots
Value Quality PriceVery nice product. Excellent for casual wear with my McIntosh kilt. Agree with other review that says the belt/chain is minimal quality. I plan to replace that with something nicer. (Posted on 11/2/2016)
- Excellent price for an excellent product Hunter
Value Quality PriceI received my tweed sporran in the mail today and I must say it is exactly what I expected. The tweed goes beautifully with the black leather, the suede interior is a nice light gray color. The sporran as a whole has a very rugged construction and it's simplicity lends to it's beauty. I look forward to wearing it often. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Perfect sporran, great price. Erik K.
Quality Price ValueI bought this sporran to go with a more modern kilt. Very well constructed and clean modern lines made this the perfect sporran for what I needed. Add to that a great price and super fast shipping and I couldn't be happier. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
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- Made in Scotland
- 100% Leather and Tweed
- Measures 8" high X 7" wide X 2.5" 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.
This sporran is a stock item available for immediate shipment. In the rare instance that we're caught between shipments, we will let you know within 24 hours.