Khaki Military-Style Balmoral/Tam

Khaki Military-Style Balmoral/Tam

(39 customer reviews)


  • The Khaki Military-Style Balmoral – also known as a tam – is a durable, versatile accessory made of 100% felted wool
  • World War II military tam style makes for a striking complement to Celtic dress
  • Available in sizes 6.75-8, so you can choose the perfect fit for you; be advised that sizes run small 
  • Toorie (pom pom) on the top of the hat provides authentic Scottish, British, and Canadian WWII military style
  • Color may vary slightly


Size 6.75 54cm 21 7/8”
Size 7 56cm 22″
Size 7.25 58cm 22.5/8”
Size 7.5 60cm 23 1/2″
Size 7.75 62cm 24 1/5″
Size 8 64cm 25”

The Khaki Military-Style Balmoral harkens back to a proud tradition of service and bravery. We drew our style inspiration from the Khaki Balmoral, a form of military headdress. It was introduced in 1915 for wear by Scottish infantrymen serving in the trenches of the Western Front during World War I. To this day, certain British and Canadian military units, as well as the Royal Regiment of Scotland, continue to wear this style of “bonnet,” as it’s sometimes called. “Khaki” refers to this hat’s traditional tan color, although it can range in color from light brown to olive drab. The Celtic Croft take on the classic is toward a green.

Additional information

Weight 0.26 lbs
Hat Size

6 3/4, 7, 7 1/8, 7 1/4, 7 3/8, 7 1/2, 7 5/8, 7 3/4, 7 7/8, 8

39 reviews for Khaki Military-Style Balmoral/Tam

  1. Ronald S. (verified owner)

    Very nicely made and the fit was spot on!

  2. Ronald Anderson (verified owner)

    great item

  3. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I haven’t had a chance to wear it yet, but it fits. Thank you.

  4. Joe (verified owner)

    At the time I ordered the khaki Balmoral tam, my correct size was not in stock. Celtic Croft notified me by email of the out of stock item. I didn’t want to wait for it to be back in stock so they worked with me through email to find a suitable replacement. I chose the handspun tam in saffron color. They adjusted the price difference and shipped it promptly. It turned out to be great. I love the color, quality and fit. Thanks!

  5. Jason Clark (verified owner)

    I bought it to show Scottish and Veteran pride. Decked it our with the US Army Clan badge and it’s sharp. Well made and I’m happy to have it.

  6. firemansteve829 (verified owner)

    I accidentally bought a 7 3/8 instead of a 7 1/4, the fit was perfect so I would say that they might run a tad small. This is a great cap.

  7. JOHN WALLACE V (verified owner)

    Really nice fast shipping

  8. William E Mullenholz (verified owner)

    My military-style Balmoral is outstanding in style, fit, construction and overall quality. Kilts-n-Stuff had it in my mailbox in a few short days in perfect condition. I can’t wait for cooler weather to wear it.

  9. Brent Moody (verified owner)

    Besides being American born with Scottish roots, I’m a big WWI, WWII buff and have always wanted a Scotch bonnet of that style/era. This bonnet is extremely nice, and well fitted. I really like the color and of course will wear it on a regular basis with regular attire. It would also do well for a 1750s Rogers Rangers bonnet. Thanks again for the great service and product!

  10. Jeff (verified owner)

    Great service, quick dispatch and delivery despite the current COVID shipping delays. ToS fits great, high quality craftsmanship, soft and very comfortable wool. Would highly recommend.

  11. Bruce Dawson (verified owner)

    A great item, it fits perfectly and it is super comfortable to wear. The service was first rate and I had my hat within just a few days after ordering. I am very pleased with Kilts-n-Stuff!

  12. Bill Tetrick (verified owner)

    Very pleased. It’s well made, good color. The note about them running a little small was very helpful. I went up a size after reading that and it fits very well. Thank you.

  13. Howard Patton

    I bought one of these last year. I problem is with the sizing. If I had bought a large, it would have been 5/8″ too large. I bought a medium and it is 1/8″ too small. Unfortunately the glengarry is sized the same way. No use in investing in one.

  14. SgtMac

    An honest 5 stars. Sizing is perfect, quality is awesome, and it looks great. I have no hesitation in recommending this to others. I will also definately buy more from this store.

  15. Great addition to my kilt uniform

    This is a great addition to my military themed kilt uniform. Love it.

  16. M.H.

    Looks like the genuine article. Please DO heed the warnings to go one size up. I normally find 7 3/8 to be exactly MY size, but in this case ordered a 7 1/2 and am glad I did.
    The only problem is that when I’m wearing it I find myself looking over my shoulder to make certain that the RSM does not catch me being “idle”.

  17. John B

    Exactly what I ordered and delivered on time. I’m pleased.

  18. John

    Great quality! Thick and heavy, perfect for wet Oregon winters!

  19. Jim B.

    I received and it fits true to size. Comfy and warm. Went on a 2 hour hike here in NJ in 35 degree weather w/ dogs. Warm and classy. Love it! Received positive comments on the commuter train into NYC as well!

  20. Cam T.

    I like it, the fit is good and I like the colour and the nice warm thick wool. The crown diameter is a bit small for my taste but that is a personal preference. This size of crown looks more like a military style than civilian to my eye.

  21. Brian Y

    Fantastic. Looks great, feels great!. Sizing was dead on. I can always depend on the “Croft” for quality.

  22. Barb C.

    Sizing was appropriate. Good looking balmoral. Looks great with the hackle and the clan pin.

  23. dan

    perfect color, good fit and shape. Great for Vetran’s Day, with my regimental pin on it

  24. Jim S.

    Fits good and the price is right. It is a properly made military ToS. I just need to add a piece of tartan backing and a regimental badge.

  25. David

    Just the right ‘old green’ shade of khaki. Great fit and very durable.

  26. D.M. Krebs

    Looks great, fits nicely. Wish it came with pre-made holes for badges instead of me having to cut holes and fray material.

  27. Gordon S.

    Great bonnet for casual wear. You could even wear it with ordinary clothes without looking too excentric.

  28. Jack S.

    Good fit, nicely made. A great value.

  29. Darwin C

    Always very pleased with my purchases!!!!

  30. Ron B.

    fits good ,looks great and well made

  31. Geoff

    Great quality and price.

  32. Mike Gibbens

    This is the second of these excellent balmorals that I have ordered. I ordered this one a size larger as my wife wants me to let my hair grow instead of keeping it cut off. Keep up the good work.

  33. Mike G

    Excellent fit and quality, well worth the wait. I will be ordering another in the near future.

  34. Jessica N

    Great fit! I got this for my dad for christmas and he never took it off the whole day!

  35. David M.

    Perfect fit, excellent quality and my clan pin looks great on it.

  36. Greg M.

    Very nice fit, sizing is right on the money & quality is very good. Shipping was pretty quick, mine was in stock.

  37. Dan C.

    Been buying from the Croft for over half a decade now, starting with my first kilt – this, like all other merchandise they offer, is accurately described, durable, and well priced – holds a clan badge and hackles like a dream.

  38. Al Zelt

    Very high quality and worth the waite.

  39. tracy mccallum

    Celtic Croft always delivers what they say they will, even if it takes a really long time sometimes.

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