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    Tweed jacket

    I am looking to pick up a tweed jacket and waistcoat. I saw that most of the prices range from $300.00-$400.00 new. I did see a company on line called kilt and Jacks that had some advertised for $160.00. Knowing that with traditional highland attire you usually get what you pay for, I am skeptical. Does anyone have any experience with that company or have other suggestions? Thanks.
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    Tweed Jacket

    Chaps, I assume you are referring to the "Prince Argyle Jacket" on their web site.

    Caveat Emptor!

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    Or, you could try something like this:
    http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/f...-jacket-30726/
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    From reviews I have read previously you might not even get what you pay for as the workmanship is inferior. I looked at them for similiar reasons and decided to keep looking in the used market. Definitely got the whole made in Pakistan vibe. I am sure you can get reasonable prices and quality from Pakistan makers but my impression at the time was this was not one of those instances.

    Oddly enough I can't find where I read the reviews. I had thought it was on Farcebook but I see no review although the page was created in 2017 which is strange and when i googled 'kilt and jacks review' there is a Farcebook page listed and in the text/description below it shows

    Kilt & Jacks - Kilt and Jacks manufacturing unit, 73130 - Rated 4.6 based on 98 Reviews "FRAUDULANT & MISREPRESENTED MERCHANDISE. If I could give ...

    Now I believe 4.6 is out of five possible stars is good but the whole fraudulent thing ?????? When I follow the link a FB page appears stating the content isn't available at the moment.

    I did find a review on this page https://www.scamadviser.com/check-we...ltandjacks.com
    It gave 1 out of five stars for their kilt purchase

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    Something like this would be a better bet in my opinion


    https://www.ebay.com/itm/MENS-VINTAG...AAAOSwRJpc~qkv

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    I do usually keep an eye on e-bay as I did pick up a nice used Argyle for a good price. I was just looking at other options as well. I will probably end up buying one from Scotland as I will want it to stand up over time.

    Thanks to those who provided input.
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    You might try...

    Iíve had good luck on eBay over the years...

    You might also try http://www.ministryoftartan.com/

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunMaxwell View Post
    Iíve had good luck on eBay over the years...

    You might also try http://www.ministryoftartan.com/

    Cheers,

    SM
    Great. I did not need to be reminded of that particular temptation.

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    Another thought would be kilts4less


    https://www.kilts4less.com/store/kilt-jackets/

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    Depending on your size requirements, you might want to check out St Kilda/Gaelic Themes clearance: https://stkildastore.com/Clearance/J...-Various-Sizes

    I almost bought a jacket and waistcoat from them as separates, but they informed me that the only way to sure that jacket/waistcoat would match is to by as a set (and they did not have my size in the matched sets sadly). A pretty good deal if you're a long size or you don't mind if the jacket and waistcoat don't quite match.

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