There is no match better than tradition
Our Day Sporrans will always look their best partnered with a kilt and tweed outfit.
Going back to the twelfth-century, Scottish Highland warriors used to wear a small bag on the side of their hips. Their attire consisted in a full length garment of approximately nine meters in coloured checks and intersecting lines – primitive tartan. This practical small bag received the name ‘Sporran’, which in Gaelic means purse. It became a traditional part of the Scotsmen garment and remains extremely handy to keep prized possessions in.
Before the rise of the tailored kilt in the late-18th century, some type of belt was necessary in order to secure the kilt and keep it from falling down. It also provided a handy place from which to hang sword, dirk, or pistols. Both Kilt Belts and Sporrans alike are key pieces of traditional Highlandwear today.
Keen to read more about the History of: the Sporran? Read our blog post here.
Discretion, convenience and practicality. That’s the modern day Mackenzie take on the historic Day Sporran.