Black watch

This link will lead you to all the styles of Black watch tartan we do in store such as weathered, ancient, muted and modern black watch tartan

This link will lead you to the Scottish register of tartans however some of these tartans may be privately owned and created and would require permission to be used and woven

With most kilts we would recommend a heavyweight Black watch tartan kilt as it will sit better

We have 19 black watch tartans that we sell in store the most popular black watch tartan we sell is 16/17oz tartan from Houstons own range.

The main colours in the Black watch are tartan blue and green with black

Black watch history

In 1746, a ban was implemented to prohibit individuals from wearing tartan unless they were part of the military. This ban was instigated by King George the second, who felt threatened by the Scottish clan chiefs and aimed to diminish their influence. Tartan was considered a symbol of their power. To prevent any potential Jacobite uprising, regiments of soldiers were stationed on the hills. These soldiers wore kilts made of black watch tartan, which eventually led to the regiment being named after it. The colours of this tartan are blue, green, and black, chosen to help the soldiers blend into their surroundings and avoid detection by the Jacobite’s. Although primarily a military tartan, it is also commonly worn by individuals who do not have a specific family tartan.

The black watch military regiment is still active today and is a government owned tartan  

This is the oldest tartan there is and still is very much popular as this is the most popular tartan we do

The regimental motto is “nemo me impune lacessit” which translates to “no-one provokes me with impunity”

Ewans tips for styling

There are many ways to style the black watch  tartan however our recommendation would be a black jacket such as a prince Charlie or a Braemar or a navy tweed jacket goes well with a black watch tartan as well

Black watch tartan looks good with a black prince Charlie jacket and black socks and a black sporran

We also recommend that you match the colour of your flashes to the colour of your tie wither that be a black watch tartan tie or a plain colour such as green or blue or tartan flashes  

Famous people to wear black watch

famous people to have worn black watch tartan is Kate Middleton. as black watch is a military tartan Kate Middleton has worn the tartan to royal public events

black watch clan tartan kilt view 1

Modern black watch from Houstons own range

Ancient black watch from Houstons own range

black watch clan tartan kilt view 2
black watch clan tartan kilt view 3

Weathered black watch from loch carron

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