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    Quote Originally Posted by DougH View Post

    I'm currently looking at this design on ebay:

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    That's one of the classic modern sporran styles that's been in production throughout most of the 20th century.

    In the standard catalogues from c1960-c1990 it was called EW3, here, centre left



    This photo is one of the six pages of a widely printed tri-fold B&W photo brochure which was used for a quarter-century by a large number of sporran makers in Scotland. All the various firms used this same brochure, used the same codes, and made the same range.

    EW3 had a pierced cantle so the leather liner or gusset showed through, often red, sometimes green, sometimes black. Years ago I made my own blue gusset just to have something different.

    The EW3 and EW2 cantles are similar, one pierced, one solid.

    (EW3/P is pony rather than the usual seal.)

    Now about pipers wearing Evening Dress sporrans with Day tweed, they've long done that.

    Here are some contemporary examples, some of the top solo pipers today. It's why as a piper, if I only had one sporran, it would be a brownish seal Evening sporran (bottom photo, right).

    Nick Hudson with a rather fluffy Muskrat sporran with chrome cantle



    On the right is Connor Sinclair, dapper in Lovat green tweed and seal Evening sporran, the young piping prodigy.

    Left is Craig Sutherland in charcoal tweed.

    Last edited by OC Richard; 24th March 20 at 04:49 PM.
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    While I must admit to varying from my originally stated criteria (IE. dark colors), I am happy to announce that this beauty is on its way to my wardrobe.

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    Many thanks to Richard for finding it and listing it in his thread.

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    Beautiful indeed! I am of the opinion that a man needs one, perhaps two (perhaps) kilts, and that jackets should fit the occasion, but that it's the hose and the sporran that 'make' the outfit and are most fun to collect.

    Quote Originally Posted by DougH View Post
    While I must admit to varying from my originally stated criteria (IE. dark colors), I am happy to announce that this beauty is on its way to my wardrobe.



    Many thanks to Richard for finding it and listing it in his thread.
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