Why Was Prince Charlie Named After A Jacket?

Charles Edward Stuart, also known as Bonnie Prince Charlie, is undoubtedly one of the most prominent names in Scottish history. He ranks up there with William Wallace or Robert Burns. Prince Charlie was James Francis Edward Stuart’s eldest child and grandson of King James II, VII of England and Scotland. After 1766, he was the Stuart claimant on the British throne and led the Jacobite Army in a failed bid to reclaim the kingdom from his father in 1745.

According to legend, Prince Charlie was a charming and handsome young man who was well-liked by all those who supported him. Many believe that he was often depicted wearing both a tartan and doublet coat, which is why the Prince Charlie jacket was created. Although this may be true, the Prince Charlie jacket was only created in the early 20th Century. This seems a long time. Most people believe that the Prince Charlie jacket was created as an alternative to the formal doublet and named after Prince Charlie by tailors. It would have been made in the middle or the jazz age. You can also see some similarities to a military-cut coatee and a jazz-age tuxedo jacket. It was an excellent alternative to what people would wear in the past.

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The Prince Charlie jacket is synonymous with Scottish Highlandwear since its inception. It remains the most popular choice for formal events. The jacket is made of black leather with epaulets, and has chrome buttons. The jacket is cut to just cover the top of your kilt. It also has tails at its back. You can pair the jacket with a traditional black 3 button or 5 button matching waistcoat. The Prince Charlie jacket is great for formal events, and can be paired with either a kilt or tartan trews.

We recommend a Prince Charlie outfit if you’re having trouble deciding on the right jacket for your highland outfit. It is a timeless design that will never go out of style.

If you have any questions or need help with ordering a Prince Charlie outfit, you can book an online appointment here or contact us at scotlandkiltcollection.com

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