The Glen Orchy Tweed Waistcoat is unique to MacGregor & MacDuff.
The waistcoat is made from 16oz Arrochar Wool and comes with 5 brown imitation staghorn buttons, peaked bottom and rear cinch belt.
Please note: The waistcoat comes with a peaked bottom, not a rounded bottom like the picture suggests.
To measure yourself, here is our measurement guide.
If you have any questions about the waistcoat or can't find what you're looking for, please contact us.
I purchased the Glen Orchy Charcoal Tweed vest to match a charcoal tweed Argyll kilt jacket and to wear on its own with my kilt. One of the reasons this vest caught my eye was the novel design -- the rounded edges at the bottom of the front give the vest a very refined and clean look, with no 'points' to flip up or get caught on a sporran. The length of the vest is also a little longer, which also gives a clean look.
The materials are high quality; the tweed is nicely woven, medium weight, and black and grey, while the back and lining appear to be a substantial weight deep, black viscose. The adjustment strap is of the same viscose and of a more sophisticated design with no hanging end to deal with -- that is classy. The faux antler buttons are quite realistic with a two-tone black/brown over a cream white backing.
The overall fit is very good, nice and streamlined and refined looking; it is both classic and modern in design. This vest would be appropriate with a kilt or pants in my opinion. The value is excellent, particularly for a product labelled as Made in Scotland.
Finally, purchasing clothing online can be difficult. The M&M team was very patient with me and provided many dimensions and personal opinions for a variety of their products. Making my decision was easy. The first version of this vest was sent to me in error (incorrect size). M&M refunded all of the shipping and sent me the correct product immediately – the transaction was smooth and pleasurable. I highly recommend M&M and their products!
Waist Take a firm (not tight) measurement at the navel. This is normally 2 inches higher than your hip bone.
Chest Size Take a loose measurement under the arms and over the shoulder blades.
Height The most important measurement! Ensure this is correct.
Kilt Length Measure from the top of the hip bone to the middle of the knee cap. You will need someone to help you take this measurement.
Sett Pattern - This is the most common way to have your kilt made. This is where the tartan on the front mirrors the tartan on the back.
Line Pattern - This is more of a military style where if there is a prominent line in the tartan this is seen down every pleat on the back of the kilt.