Military Tartan Caps and Tams


  • Choose from Traditional Flat Cap and Traditional Tam
  • Choose from six 11oz Premium Wool Military Tartans
  • A great addition to any outfit
  • Custom made – Please allow 6-10 weeks for delivery

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Premium Wool Military Tartan Traditional Flat Cap – Golf Cap – Driving Cap – Tam

This tartan cap is the perfect hat for the spring or fall! Made in Scotland from 11oz of 100% premium wool, this hat will keep its shape and keep your head dry without getting overheated. It is perfect for the golf course, for driving, or just for running errands.  Did we forget to mention – this style of cap is completely unisex! Whether you’re pairing it with a kilt, a dress, or anything else, add some tartan to your everyday outfits with this versatile cap.

U.S. Air Force: This tartan was designed by Arthur Mackie former mill manager at Strathmore Woolen Mills and was subsequently adopted by the Band of the Air Force Reserve at Dobbins Air Force Base, Georgia in the early 1990s. This tartan is the earliest US Air Force tartan registered with the Scottish Tartans Society. It should be noted that while this tartan has no formal Department of the Air Force recognition, it has been widely accepted through universal usage as a representative military tartan design. 

U.S. Army: This tartan was designed in conjunction by Raymond Jones and Alexis Malcolm in 2004, as the US Army was the only sector of the US Forces not to have their own tartan. The colors in the design were chosen to represent the uniform of the Army at that time: Black for the beret; Khaki for the summer uniform; light green for the original special forces uniform; Dark Blue for the original dress uniform; Olive for the BDU combat uniform and Gold to represent the cavalry. This tartan is registered in the Scottish Tartan Society archives. It should be noted that this tartan, nor any other tartan claimed to be associated with any Army Branch, unit or MOS, does not have any official endorsement or recognition by the Department of the Army.

U.S. Forces (Thurso): This tartan was originally designed by Arthur Mackie in the mid 1980s to recognize the close co-operation between the US Military establishment at Thurso, Caithness, and the local community. Although it has no formal US Military recognition, it has through common usage, become widely accepted as a representative design.

U.S. Marine Corps: This tartan was designed by Bob Hall and R.H. MacLeod. The Red and Yellow colors in the sett symbolize the colors of the Corps’ Battle Flag. The Green color memorializes the color of the Corps’ herringbone utility uniform worn by Marines in their iconic and heroic island-hopping campaigns of World War II. The Blue color symbolizes the close partnership of the Marine Corps with the U.S. Navy and the Corps’ historic legacy as Warriors from the Sea. The Marine Corps ‘Leathernecks’ tartan was accredited with the Scottish Tartans Society in 1985.

U.S. Navy: This tartan was first produced in 1985 to recognize the close cooperation between the US military at the Royal Air Force base in Edzell, Angus, and the local civilian community. The idea for commemorating this relationship was suggested by a former manager of Strathmore Woolen Mills to the spouse of the CO of the US base at that time. The colors in this tartan recognize the inter Service cooperation by their use in the design: Dark Blue for the US Navy; Light Blue for the US Air Force; Red for the US Marine Corps and US Army and White for the waves of the oceans. This tartan is registered in the Scottish Tartan archives and has become through extensive usage widely accepted as a representative military tartan. It should be noted that this tartan, nor any other tartan claiming to be associated with the US Navy, has no official endorsement or recognition by the Department of the Navy. 

Royal Canadian Air Force: In 1942, the Royal Canadian Air Force adopted a tartan. Flight Colonel Elmer G. Fullerton, Commander of the 9th Military Flying Training School at RCAF Station Summerside, was responsible for the birth of this tradition. Fullerton, wishing to celebrate his Scottish origins, used color to dress the bagpipers at his station. That’s how the RCAF tartan was born. 


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