Brian Boru Jacket and Vest
If you want to wear your kilt to a formal or black-tie event, the Brian Baru Jacket and Vest will stand you in good stead. Channel nobility of the legendary king of ancient Irish lore, Brian Baru, with these garments’ sophisticated rounded cut. We source these 100% Barathea wool pieces from Scotland for genuine Celtic sophistication. Moreover, you can wear them with either a kilt or trousers for maximum versatility.
Of course, the key to elegant formalwear is fit. That’s why this is a custom piece, available in a range of sizes in short, long, and regular fit. Please allow 10-18 weeks for delivery.
Available in sizes 38-56 short, regular, and long (sizes 48-52 add $35, sizes 54-56 add $45) Larger sizes are available upon request, please call for more information. See below for measuring instructions.
Jacket Measuring Instructions
The instructions below are going to differ from what you may have read elsewhere, but in our experience are going to result in the best fit. You can also order based on a jacket you already own that fits well or go to a men’s store to be professionally measured.
- Extend your arms straight out from your body. Take a full breath and hold it. Have someone measure you around your chest under your arms. Lower your arms to your side and measure your chest. The larger of these two is your chest measurement which is your jacket size *.
- Strange but true: Your shoe size will determine your arm length. If you wear a size 9 or smaller, your jacket will be a SHORT. Shoe size 9-11 order a REGULAR. Larger than 11 order a LONG.
* A potential exception to this rule is if you have earned yourself a good size beer gut. If so, you might want to get a relaxed belly measurement as well. If your chest measurement is smaller than your belly measurement, you might want to go with the belly measurement as your jacket size. Your jacket will be looser in the shoulder, but comfortably fit your beer gut.