Are you looking for a slightly less formal way to dress up your kilt? Take a look at our tweed jackets and vests! Any of the tweed swatches shown in the "Tweeds" gallery on the right side of this page can be made into a jacket & vest. Also, please note that these jackets are all custom made in Scotland and will take 6 to 10 weeks to arrive.
Sizing: these jackets are made in the UK and are slim fitting. If you normally wear an American suit jacket size 44 Reg, please order a size 46 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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- Excellent quality, quick service John C
Price Value QualityHave received compliments on the jacket and vest. Workmanship is just what I expected from USA Kilts. Followed their sizing instruction and got a very good fit. I'm 5'9" and would normally wear a regular jacket but at their suggestion went with a short. With the kilt a regular would be too long. (Posted on 5/27/2021)
- excellent service and Product Preston
Price Value QualityI recommend this Product (Posted on 8/3/2020)
- Terrific tweed Tartan Martin
Price Value QualityI just received my custom tweed jacket. It’s impeccable. Certainly it was not inexpensive, but the fact is that I have bought 3 incredibly nice jackets from USA Kilts, in a row. And they helped rush this one so I could wear it this weekend. The only thing preventing me from buying another jacket, is that I already bought all the types and styles I want. So my next review will probably be for a new sporran. USA Kilts does a incredible job selling custom items to very picky people like me! (Posted on 8/31/2019)
- Highland Green Jacket & Vest Michael
Price Value QualityAs usual, very pleased with the product. This is an awesome addition to wearing my 5 yard kilt I purchased a few months ago. Great quality and service. I was going to chance it and buy direct from an online seller in the UK.. So glad I didn't. After taking my measurements in the store they had my size in stock and I was able to go home with my jacket and vest. Lucas is the best. Even though it is a 2 hour drive each way to get to USA Kilts , I cannot wait to go back and treat myself again. Always a pleasure (Posted on 6/16/2018)
- Excellent Scott S
Price Value QualityLove, love, love the jacket and vest. This is my second one from USA Kilts and very happy with purchase and experience. Already looking for my 3rd option.... (Posted on 1/31/2017)
- Absolutely awesome! Kevin
Price Value QualityI ordered this item a little over a year ago, and it has hung in the closet! Just last week I pulled it out and wore several times over the Thanksgiving holiday! The fit and feel was the best I have ever worn, bar none! And SOOOO many incredible compliments! And I did not wear my kilt, just a nice pair of dress slacks! (I checked, it's perfectly acceptable!).
I am ordering another soon in different color and style - can't wait! (Posted on 11/29/2016)
- Couldn't be happier Keith
Value Quality PriceI could not be happier with my Tweed jacket and vest. Fit is fantastic and quality is top rate. My 17 year old daughter (who has not seen me in a Kilt since she was 5) was beside herself at how beautiful the whole regalia is.
Thanks USA Kilts, I'll be back for more. (Posted on 4/14/2016)
- great coat and vest Bayard
Price Value QualityCoat and vest are exactly as advertised. Very well made. Make sure you check your measurements and follow the measuring guides. These coats do run small. (Posted on 12/14/2015)
- Great versatility and great quality! John F.
Price Value QualityI stopped by USA Kilts's store and spoke with Rocky about getting a black Argyll jacket and vest. When I saw the tweed jacket and vest he was wearing in the store, I was floored by how nice it looked. It's a very smart look as well as a "natural" look. On Rocky's advice, I ordered a Forrest Green tweed to match my muted tartan kilt and I could not be happier. I am more pleased than I could have imagined with the finished product and the overall look. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a dressy look who wants something other than the standard black jacket. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Custom Tweed Jacket and Waistcoat Kyle A. S. Macpherson
Price Value QualityI recently received a tweed jacket and waistcoat in a Kirkton check tweed that is not shown on the website, but Rocky was able to provide for me. After many back and forth e-mails and a few conversations on the phone, the order was submitted. I am a stickler for details, quality, and fine Scottish craftsmanship. I was not disappointed with the results. I absolutely love the tweed fabric and the jacket and waistcoat fit perfectly. I would highly suggest ordering a size up, as Rocky recommends. I am looking forward to future custom jacket and waistcoat orders in the near future! My thanks to Rocky and his outstanding staff! Cheers! (Posted on 10/14/2014)
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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. 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.
AvailabilityThis item is custom made in Scotland and will take roughly 8 weeks to ship (subject to availability of the tweed).
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