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    Quote Originally Posted by Howling Dingo View Post
    Looks pretty goods Father hits all the required all the required specifications. Had stumbled across this website before but was unsure on how legitimately it was. Makes the shortlist for sure...

    Can I ask where you got the cap badge?
    I think both cap badges came from McLeod's Scottish in Stratford Ontario, but their both Glen Esk and commonly available.
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    Thanks for the suggestions and help so far lady's. Still on the fence a bit a mulling things over.

    I will pull the trigger in a week or two and report back.

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    As a piper who has been wearing Glengarries regularly for over 40 years, it's my opinion that bonnets are basically in two categories: Robert Mackie and everybody else.

    I still wear a Mackie Balmoral and a Mackie Glengarry that I got back in the 1980s.

    Our local Highland Outfitter has only sold Mackies their entire time in business.

    Around a year ago I picked up a legit-looking Glengarry, not cheap, from another Highland Outfitter who I know to be of good repute, and though the Glengarry is nice enough it's just not quite the same as a Mackie. It seems to get its feel of substance from some sort of stiffening, while Mackies get their substantial quality feel from the quality of the materials and workmanship. They keep their shape for at least 40 years, going from mine.

    I just can't wear that new Glengarry, it doesn't look or feel quite right. I'll pass it along to a band-mate and soldier on with the 40-year-old Mackie.

    BTW be aware that Glengarries and Balmorals have long been made (by Mackie) in an extremely dark blue and in black.

    Nearly every Pipe Band on earth has a mix of the two, which are only distinguishable in good light.

    Blue has been the traditional colour since at least the 18th century and is still standard in the military.

    IMHO black looks best with civilian black Barathea jackets such as the Argyll and Prince Charlie.

    IMHO blue looks best with Day Dress tweeds.

    Though really only outdoors in the sun can you tell them apart.
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    For what I can gather Robert Mackie and is the best out there. But with exchange rate and shipping to Australia it was worth exploring all the alternatives.

    I ended up get a vintage glengarry from eBay. It is from the London Scottish regimen.Originally made in the 90s maybe. I will post a few photos when I get it in the post.


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    Thank you for your help gentleman.

    Got my eBay purchase X London Scottish Glengarry today. Of course the first thing I did this to remove the cap badge. I plan to try and sell this on eBay later.

    Overall fit is good and generally and quite pleased with it.The toorie is a little flattened but overall construction seems good. No makers name or tag just the hat size. Perhaps made in the UK I am not 100% sure. Looks to of to been used just in storage for a long time.

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