Category Archives: traditions

The first step in choosing your Highland wear outfit is to choose your tartan. Here at Houston’s we can inform you of the correct tartan for your crest or family name. You can also find tartans, crest histories and video … Continue reading

Nov
05

Tartan Tales

Tartan is once again in the height of fashion and seems to be the top trend of Winter! It is available in just about every store. Whether it be a dress, a jacket, a jumper or a traditional tartan kilt … Continue reading

Modern Bute heather tartan Your wedding day is thought to be the biggest day of your life and we understand that can be a very daunting process! With weddings now costing an average of £20,000 in the UK there is … Continue reading

Wedding season is in full swing in Scotland! Having sorted out men across the world with their wedding kilts for the last 100 years we like to think we are the experts on both highland wear and wedding etiquette. What … Continue reading

Houstons can provide special weave tartans not readily available to the market. If you are having trouble finding your desired tartan we can assist and source it for you through the Scottish Tartans Authority. Further to this we can have … Continue reading

Its prom season in Scotland! High school and University student are finishing their exams, completing their final submissions and counting down to party time! We are rushed off our feet with numerous prom and graduation Highland wear bookings. The majority … Continue reading

Kilts can be a tricky business, especially if you have never worn Highland wear before! There are various styles of Highland wear which can be worn for dress, day or casual wear. To make sure you get everything just right … Continue reading

Houston Kiltmaker’s is the only shop where you can physically see every tartan available. You might not be too impressed by that but; what if we told you there are around 14,000 tartans? Ahhh… now we have your attention! What … Continue reading

Houston Kiltmakers Easy Kilt Alterations Guide Clothes are symbolic. There are symbolic of era, culture and individual character. Let’s face it we all do it. We look through old photos and shake our heads at the many years of fashion … Continue reading

It’s that time of year again, love is in the air and every shop window is full of hearts and flowers. You guessed it; VALENTINE’S DAY! There are of course mixed opinions on this particular holiday. Many believe it to … Continue reading