Kilt Suit c.1815

This kilt suit, in the National Museums Scotland, was worn by Andrew Clark, and is dated to c.1815

By the early 19th century, military style had become a strong influence on civilian fashions across Europe. The horizontal button placement and epaulets of gold bullion ribbon seen on this kilt jacket echo aspects of regimental uniforms worn by soldiers during the Napoleonic Wars.

The MacLean clan tartan used in the construction of the suit has been woven from a mixture of worsted and silk, a marker of quality.

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