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    Balmoral Doublet

    Dear all,

    I am wanting to get a Balmoral Doublet to go with my kilt as formal evening wear.
    Like the one in this picture:
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    I would like one in dark blue velvet.
    Does anyone of you know where I can get, buy one or have one made?
    Thanks for the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartyPiters View Post
    Dear all,

    I am wanting to get a Balmoral Doublet to go with my kilt as formal evening wear.
    Like the one in this picture:
    Click image for larger version. 

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    I would like one in dark blue velvet.
    Does anyone of you know where I can get, buy one or have one made?
    Thanks for the help!
    Will, the one in the picture doesn't fit very well. Note the gap between the bottom of the jacket and the top of the kilt. The style worn by the King, which has Inverness Flaps, is more flattering.

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    You'd probably have to have one made in order to ensure a proper fit. Who and where will depend on where you are and your budget.
    Last edited by figheadair; 20th December 22 at 08:56 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by figheadair View Post
    Will, the one in the picture doesn't fit very well. Note the gap between the bottom of the jacket and the top of the kilt. The style worn by the King, which has Inverness Flaps, is more flattering.

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    You'd probably have to have one made in order to ensure a proper fit. Who and where will depend on where you are and your budget.
    What are some options to have one made?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartyPiters View Post
    What are some options to have one made?
    In the UK, and depending on your budget, are, amongst others:

    Kinlock Anderson Ltd

    Stewart Christie & Co

    Meyer & Mortimer

    Shilling & Fitz The recently made by Blue Veltvet Doublet based on one from 1942.

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    Quote Originally Posted by figheadair View Post
    In the UK, and depending on your budget, are, amongst others:

    Kinlock Anderson Ltd

    Stewart Christie & Co

    Meyer & Mortimer

    Shilling & Fitz The recently made by Blue Veltvet Doublet based on one from 1942.

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    I would also add to the list:

    Dege & Skinner.

    Campbells of Beauly.
    Last edited by Jock Scot; 18th January 23 at 07:29 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by figheadair View Post
    In the UK, and depending on your budget, are, amongst others:

    Kinlock Anderson Ltd

    Stewart Christie & Co

    Meyer & Mortimer

    Shilling & Fitz The recently made by Blue Veltvet Doublet based on one from 1942.

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    That Doublet is awesome! I think I know who I want to make me a doublet. Love the velvet and whole look of it!

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    Seems to me that different jacket styles are being discussed.

    Here, on the right, the King wears a doublet.

    But the jacket on the left cannot be a doublet, as it appears to lack the flaps.

    It could be a coatee (if it has tails in the back) or a shell-jacket (if it ends at the waist all around) but without seeing the back we can't know.



    What the King is wearing appear to be the Kenmore Doublet, which the firm Andersons, in their catalogues from the 1920s and 1930s, claim to have recently invented.

    Here's what they say (the illustration is of a Coatee, not the Kenmore Doublet) which implies that they made the Kenmore Doublet both with stand collar and with lapels.



    This illustration shows their Kenmore Doublet with open collar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    Seems to me that different jacket styles are being discussed.

    Here, on the right, the King wears a doublet.

    But the jacket on the left cannot be a doublet, as it appears to lack the flaps.

    It could be a coatee (if it has tails in the back) or a shell-jacket (if it ends at the waist all around) but without seeing the back we can't know.



    What the King is wearing appear to be the Kenmore Doublet, which the firm Andersons, in their catalogues from the 1920s and 1930s, claim to have recently invented.

    Here's what they say (the illustration is of a Coatee, not the Kenmore Doublet) which implies that they made the Kenmore Doublet both with stand collar and with lapels.



    This illustration shows their Kenmore Doublet with open collar.

    Here a different picture of the doublet actor Dominic west is wearing in the Crown:

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