Tartan Poplin Shirt
The Dress Act of 1746.
…no man or boy, within that part of Great Briton called Scotland… shall on any pretence whatsoever, wear or put on the clothes commonly called Highland Clothes (that is to say) the plaid, philibeg, or little kilt, trowse, shoulder belts, or any part whatsoever of what peculiarly belongs to the highland garb; and… no tartan, or partly-coloured plaid or stuff shall be used… and if any such person shall presume… to wear or put on the aforesaid garments or any part of them, every such person so offending… shall suffer imprisonment, without bail, during the space of six months, and no longer; and being convicted for a second offence before a court of justiciary or at the circuits, shallbe liable to be transported to any of his Majesty's plantations beyond the seas, there to remain for a space of seven years.
The Repeal of 1782.
“Listen Men. This is bringing before all the Sons of the Gael, the King and Parliament of Britain have forever abolished the act against the Highland Dress; which came down to the Clans from the beginning of the world to the year 1746…
Life above the equator just wouldn’t be the same now, would it?
Tartan Poplin Shirt (No. G1018). We’d commission them even if they weren’t legal. Soft cotton poplin, exceptionally tailored, expertly washed. Shell buttons. Superbly cut and sewn by our shirt-makers in Portugal. Makes your fireside Scotch taste better. Truly. Made in Portugal.