Our classic Black Watch Balmoral cap comes from an Ayrshire family firm who have making authentic Scottish bonnets for over 160 years. The bonnet is knitted in wool and then milled to give the high quality felted effect
Beware of the poorly constructed cheap foreign imitations of the Black Watch regimental Balmoral which use cardboard stiffeners that soon fall apart. The superior hessian stiffeners used in our Scottish caps will last for decades, every hat is hand finished by skilled craftsmen, using the finest materials, which comply with stringent Ministry of Defence standards.
The Balmoral bonnet evolved from the larger ancient broad bonnet which was worn for centuries throughout Scotland. The hat takes it name from the Balmoral estate in Aberdeenshire which was purchased by the Royal family in 1852 and remains to this day their summer residence.
Please take care to ensure that you select the correct size of Black Watch Balmoral, as custom made items cannot be returned once made.
• This Black Watch Balmoral is made to order. • Allow 1 week in addition to delivery times stated at checkout.
• This Black Watch Balmoral is made to order.
• Allow 1 week in addition to delivery times stated at checkout.