Mitchell Kilt Hire and Highland Pipers

Jackets for Highland, Scottish attire*.

We hire out Craill, Argyll, Montrose, and Prince Charlie style jackets
and also some Military style doublets. Pipers, drummers plaids and half plaids.
Our primary jacker style range is the Craill jacket for summer comfort
and to accommodate the NZ standard of not wearing waistcoats (or vests).
* Jacket styles also suitable for Irish, Welsh, Cornish dress.

Prince Charlie
style jacket.



More suited for winter conditions.
This style is worn with a waist coat.


Kilt is Anderson tartan

Rear view of Prince Charlie jacket.

Craill

Kilt is Mitchell tartan


No jacket - just waist coat for summer comfort.

Craill style jacket
Our primary style for summer comfort.


Side/rear view of Craill jacket.

Kilt is Dress Gordon tartan




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Prince Charlie, Craill, Gleann, Argyll, Braemar and Montrose jacket styles for highland attire. These are the basic measurements required for tailoring to your person:

A-B Nape of neck to natural waist ...................
B-C
Natural waist to lowest point of jacket (ie to start of free moving pleats in kilt)
This is to the point at which the seat measurement was taken for the kilt and is normally about 2" (5cm) shorter than a normal jacket. ...................
E-F
is arm length from point of shoulder to cuff, ...............
G-I
is from the centre back around to the cuff with arm bent, ................
G-H
is the half back, from centre of back to a point midway between armpit and point of shoulder, ................
J
is the chest circumference, ...................
K
is the waist circumference, ................
L
is the seat circumference, ..................

Normally the following additional measurements are taken to be the same for each side however they can be different. So these may be useful:
Point of shoulder to side of neck: RH side............. LH side .............
Circumference of Right arm at
i) near underarm .......... ii) triceps ............ iii) wrist .............
Circumference of Left arm at
i) near underarm .......... ii) triceps ............ iii) wrist .............

Fabric:
We use black woollen barathea in standard and medium weights.

Vents:
For Crail and Argyll jackets your preference for vents at the back (single or double) .........
Prince Charlie have the standard short tails as illustrated.

Buttons:
All buttons are Celtic (Square) design or Thistle (Diamond) shape. Currently the lozenge shaped thistle buttons cost extra. ...............

Shoulder epaulettes:
Single button and, cloth - centre ribbed, or braided cord (double/treble) ................

Lapels:
On the Prince Charlie these follow the Officers Mess jacket styles. We use satin facings as standard. For Crail and Argyll we use the current conservative fashion style to ensure longetivity of use. A button hole is included on the lapel.
NB. NEVER pin a button hole arrangement to the satin facings of a Prince Charlie jacket.

Waist coats:
These are standard with the Prince Charlie jackets; are an option for Crail or Argyll jackets.
Bow Ties to match the jackets are included.

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