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Fly Plaid (Custom)


Product Description

Our Fly Plaid is fringed and gathered at one end. It measures 36" x 36". Some rare tartans will measure only 30" x 36". This is a CUSTOM product. You MUST tell us if you're matching a kilt due to dye lot differences in the various mills. Delivery approximately 6 to 8 weeks.


The plaid originates from the historic Great Kilt worn by a highlander.

The tartan fabric would serve both as a blanket and bedding to sleep with, and also as clothing to wear during the day. The tartan was wrapped around the waist and folded in a "pleat-like" style which was held in place by a belt. The material that was left over from the waist was then thrown over the left shoulder.

Today, we honor this historic garment by wearing a plaid of matching tartan which is held in place by a decorative brooch.

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  1. Fine workmanship and material

    Posted by David on 30th Jul 2021

    As always, J. Higgins provided excellent advice to make sure the tartan pattern and dye lot would match a kilt purchased from them about 1-1/2 years ago. Looks great and adds a nice flair to the ensemble.

  2. My new fly is perfect!!

    Posted by Robbie on 29th May 2021

    Higgins and Co, did an alteration on a kilt for me years ago. I finally decided to add a fly to my kit, and Higgins did a great job. Faster service than I expected and the fly is the best. Matches my kilt exactly!!

  3. Beautiful

    Posted by Unknown on 15th Jan 2019

    I placed an order for a custom kilt, and then two weeks later wanted to order a custom ply plaid along with it. Reasonably, the plaid arrived before the kilt and was in top-quality.

  4. just the right size and weight

    Posted by Donald Whamond on 16th Oct 2018

    I have three fly plaids and this one is by far the best. It is a lighter weight than my kilt. This lighter weight makes it much easier to wear. The smaller size helps this as well. I'm very pleased.

  5. Excellent quality-great value

    Posted by Len Pinaud on 21st Jun 2018

    Excellent quality and arrived on time for my event. Great customer service as well. Very satisfied.

  6. Fabulous Plaid!

    Posted by Unknown on 13th Mar 2018

    I received my family tartan kilt, tartan sock flashes, tartan bow tie, and plaid!
    I was very pleased the plaid had the corner sewn to lay on my shoulder perfectly. Tucking it under my shoulder braid and pining it to my jacket, makes me look quite lordly!

    Thanks for the great thoughtful craftsmanship at an excellent price.

  7. Wonderful product.

    Posted by Travis on 8th Jun 2016

    We ordered the Modern dress MacDonald and the Duncan modern fly plaids. They arrived and are perfect accompaniments to our kilt outfit.

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