Kilt outfits are about as diverse as kilts themselves. There are many different ways to accessorize your Kilt Outfit, and there are just as many different jackets that you can pair with those kilts as well. There are two ways you can break down the different styles when you are deciding which jacket you want to pair with which kilt, and that is by deciding whether you intend to wear the kilt outfit casually during the day or during dinners and other formal events as evening wear. A lot of these jackets can be worn for both occasions, so it is wise to start by considering which design you are most fond of.
Tweed is one of the most versatile, flexible choices for those looking for a jacket for both casual and evening wear. The tweet is able to complete Highland Kilt outfits for events like Highland Games, weddings, parties, funerals, dinners and more. It can also be worn as a sports jacket, like chinos, trousers or jeans. The only thing that a tweed jacket should not be worn for is a black-tie event, although sometimes you may be able to get away with wearing a dark navy or black one.
There are different tweed jacket styles, such as the Crail jacket. This jacket is more functional as it has a straight cuff and only one button. It can be worn to any occasion and with kilts and jeans alike. An Argyll jacket has a gauntlet cuff, which makes the sleeves a little bulky, but it is a bit more formal and is better suited for day wear or other formal day events. Braemar jackets have the same button style on the cuff that the Prince Charlie Jackets do, making them better for more formal daytime appearances.
You can get these jackets customized to fit different events as well. Items such as the number of pockets on your jacket are an option. Scottish Kilt Shop and other kilt sites give you the option of jacket lining, button style, number of buttons, epaulettes, additional buttonholes, stitching, tartan inlays, contrast trimming and more. Epaulettes are able to be added in a number of different styles, like as plain or pleated on the shoulders, but they should only be worn if you are wearing a full Highland Kilt outfit. Buttons can be chosen, too, depending on what sort of jacket you are wearing or the style you are going for.
Prince Charlie jackets, on the other hand, are exclusively for wear to formal events. They can be worn to daytime events like a day wedding and can even be worn for black tie events when worn with a waistcoat or vest. They have ornate details like the silver-toned buttons on the tails, sleeves, and front, making them more formal. But whatever style of jacket you need for your event, you are sure to find it at the Scottish Kilt.