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    Regency Jacket Style

    Came across this interesting reference from Alasdair MacDonell of Glengarry in 1822. It’s direction on dress to members of the Society of True Highlanders which he set up and ran.

    ‘A belted plaid and waist Belt, a Tartan Jacket with T.H. buttons & shoulder buckle, a scarlet coat THrs Cut with THrs Buttons......’

    Anyone know to what ‘THrs Cut’ and ‘THrs Buttons’ refers?

    I presume that the 'cut' was a particular style and the T.H. and THrs buttons were one and the same?

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    Re: Regency Jacket Style

    True Highlanders?

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    Re: Regency Jacket Style

    Given the context of the quote, I'd agree with madmacs. Perhaps a special "club style" they had made for members?

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    Re: Regency Jacket Style

    Ah, well spotted. I'm so stuck in the historically accuracy mode that I didn't think of looking sideways.

    I have some pictures of a tartan jacket that belonged to one of the members ‘though I don’t know whether it was necessarily in the TH style. Unfortunately the buttons were removed and sold some years ago but in a portrait of the time they look like the classic steel/brass ball type.

    The cut of the jacket is similar to the green one worn by the MacNab in Raeburn’s portrait.

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    Re: Regency Jacket Style

    Quote Originally Posted by figheadair View Post
    I have some pictures of a tartan jacket that belonged to one of the members ‘though I don’t know whether it was necessarily in the TH style. Unfortunately the buttons were removed and sold some years ago but in a portrait of the time they look like the classic steel/brass ball type.

    The cut of the jacket is similar to the green one worn by the MacNab in Raeburn’s portrait.
    Please post any pics you may have, this sounds quite interesting...
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    Re: Regency Jacket Style

    Yes, Please post pictures!

    Also do you have any more information reguarding the club? I have the digital version of the book of the club of true highlanders but I am looking for more information.
    Last edited by Harold Cannon; 22nd September 11 at 07:37 AM.

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    Re: Regency Jacket Style

    Very interesting.

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    Re: Regency Jacket Style

    Quote Originally Posted by Harold Cannon View Post
    Yes, Please post pictures!

    Also do you have any more information reguarding the club? I have the digital version of the book of the club of true highlanders but I am looking for more information.
    Here's a picture.



    The owner should not be hard to guess. It is part of the same outfit that contains the draw-string plaid posted previously. And here it is being worn.



    There's lots of interesting stuff to report about this jacket and there is about the Club of the True Highlanders but I'm not certain that there is time or room here.
    Last edited by figheadair; 22nd September 11 at 10:14 AM.

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    Re: Regency Jacket Style

    Thank you so very much! It is greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Regency Jacket Style

    I'm getting such an outfit made for me right now.

    It should be completed in a few days.


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