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    Quote Originally Posted by MacRobert's Reply View Post
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    Almost a Sheriffmuir doublet in a 1909 catalogue. Only the stand-up collar may be missing. However, it's simply described as a doublet and vest.

    And another from about the same date.


    Doublets like that appear in the 19th century too, the standard Doublet with each front edge decorated with a row of nonfunctional buttons. I posted an enlarged photo so we can see the one buttonhole at the top.

    Doublets, Argylls, and non-Highland jackets in the late 19th and early 20th centuries were often cut to be buttoned only at the top and for the front edges of the jacket to sweep open. Since only the top button was capable of being buttoned, they decided to add some bling by putting nonfunctional buttons down both sides.

    Doublets in the 19th century had bewildering variety, but they all shared the so-called Inverness skirts or tashes which seems to be the defining thing.

    Here's a 19th century doublet designed to be buttoned only at the top and swing open- you couldn't button it shut.
    It buttons so high the lapels are quite reduced.



    Here's a similar doublet but with nonfunctional buttons down both front edges.



    Here's one with nonfunctional buttons down both sides; I can't tell what sort of collar it has. (BTW the photo is American, with the distinctive five-lobe sporran cantle seen in America in the mid-19th century.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    Here's a similar doublet but with nonfunctional buttons down both front edges.

    The button only at the top is an interesting bit of early fashion. I wonder how that came in to being. Does anyone have some historical info on ths style?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    Here's a 19th century doublet designed to be buttoned only at the top and swing open- you couldn't button it shut.
    It buttons so high the lapels are quite reduced.

    I have admired this picture and style since I first saw it - btw, first saw it posted here, and by OCRichard!
    While the flashy buttons are a little much, I think I could ‘casual’ this particular style up nicely.
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    Both thet velvet doublet and the horse hair sporran date to 1911. Just thought it might be a good addition to the thread


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    Quote Originally Posted by McMurdo View Post
    Both thet velvet doublet and the horse hair sporran date to 1911. Just thought it might be a good addition to the thread

    Would you consider that an early form of the modern balmoral doublet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FossilHunter View Post
    Would you consider that an early form of the modern balmoral doublet?
    I suppose it could be described as such it certainly appears to be a similar cut to what is available now.

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