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Standard Black Argyll Jacket



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If you want to invest in one kilt jacket only, then we recommend the Standard Black Argyll Jacket. It’s suitable to wear to a wedding, to a ceilidh, or to any event when you need a jacket with your kilt. It is less formal than the Prince Charlie Jacket and slightly more formal than the Tweed Argyll. This makes it the most versatile and therefore the most useful jacket in our range. However, if you want to have the option of making your Argyll outfit more formal, add a 5 Button Waistcoat (Vest) to your order.

All kilt jackets are shorter than suit jackets, so that the pleats of your kilt are fully visible. The Argyll is a single-breasted jacket with one large, ornate button on the front to fasten it. It has epaulettes in the jacket fabric, which are fixed with matching smaller buttons. Three buttons also feature on each sleeve, positioned on the front of the cuff, at the top of a vertical, stitched line to highlight the sweep of the cuff which rises to a fish tail at the outer edge of the cuff.

The jacket has two front pockets with the same stitched and buttoned detail on the pocket flaps. These are stitched closed to preserve the line of the jacket, and you can either leave them like this, or undo the stitching to be able to use the pockets. The same applies to the single breast pocket which is positioned on the left front. If you do need more pocket space, there are also two generous top pockets inside the jacket.

The lapels of this Argyll are in the same fabric as the rest of the jacket and it has two shallow back vents. The pure wool fabric, woven in the UK, is called Barathea. This is the name given to this type of weave, and it is made using a broken rib weave which gives the cloth a matt finish with a fine texture.

When you order a Standard Black Argyll Jacket, we aim to dispatch this within one working day. We offer three sleeve lengths, short, regular and long, in a wide range of chest sizes. Remember that a kilt jacket is a fitted, neat cut and so we recommend you check your size before ordering. We have a helpful page called Measuring Guide if you're not sure how to go about this.

Your jacket is delivered to you in a clever jacket carrier. As well as zipping open when the jacket is hanging, it can be folded in half and zipped to make it a handy size for travelling. It has two carrying handles to make this easy. You may want to add a wooden jacket hanger to your order.



  • 100% pure 15oz new wool barathea jacket
  • Beautifully made jacket with Celtic design buttons
  • Cloth epaulettes
  • Decorated cuffs and pockets
  • Supplied in jacket carrier
  • Made in China with British cloth



Find out about kilt jackets and more in our information section all about kilts.


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