This link will lead you to all the styles of smith tartan we do in store such as weathered, ancient, muted and modern Smith 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 Smith tartan kilt as it will sit and swing better

We have 12 smith tartans that we sell in store the most popular Smith tartan we sell is 16/17oz Modern Smith tartan which is Houstons own range

The main colours in the Smith tartan are green, blue, black and red

Smith Clan history  

Smith is a common Anglo-Saxon surname that originated from the occupation of a blacksmith. The name is derived from the Old English word “smid,” which means “to strike with a hammer.” Due to the significance of metalworking during Medieval times, the surname Smith and its variations are widespread across the British Isles and Europe. Despite the prevalence of blacksmiths, it is interesting to note that the surname Smith is more populous than other occupational surnames like Farmer. The exact origin of this prolific surname remains a topic of debate, with no single source identified.

The Smith surname can be traced back to Durham in Northumbria around 975, predating the Norman invasion of England by almost a century. Over time, some branches of the Smith family settled in places like Mount Thoydon in Essex and Wootton-Wawen in Warwickshire. Notable members of the family, such as Sir Thomas Smyth and Lord Carrington, have left their mark in history through their achievements and contributions. Additionally, the Smith family once owned the extensive manor of Mitchell-Morton, spanning across Cornwall and Devonshire in the 17th century.

The smith Family motto is “semper fidelis” which translates to “always faithful”

Ewans tips for styling

There are many ways to style the Smith tartan however our recommendation would be a silver or charcoal tweed jacket

We also recommend that you match the colour of your flashes to the tartan or a plain colour

Famous smith

A famous smith you might know being Adam smith (1723-1790) who was an economist and philosopher He was a Professor of Logic and later Professor of Moral Philosophy at Glasgow University

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Modern Smith from Houstons own range

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