Kinloch Anderson Highland Dress

Kinloch Anderson – Highland Dress Since 1868

Kinloch Anderson has been producing tailored garment, kilts and highland dress in general ever since 1868. In 1903, King Edward VII was the first member of the British Royal family to rely on the services of  Kinloch Anderson and today, the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh as well as Prince Charles are among their clients. Although probably most men are unlikely to ever wear a kilt, it is nevertheless interesting to learn where these things come from.

In the 1860s, William Anderson maintained a tailor shop in Edinburgh together with his two sons, in 1868 it was decided to expand the business and hence the Kinloch Anderson company was formed.

Soon thereafter, Kinloch Anderson could establish itself as Scotland’s premier civilian bespoke tailor and in the beginning of the 20th century, they also became well known for their military garments and they tailored officers’ uniforms for all Scottish Regiments.

In the 1930s, William Kinloch Anderson decided to go into the ready-to-wear business which proved to be wise decision. While other tailor shop had to deal with declining business, Kinloch thrived. 20 years, later, it was decided to focus on tartans and tweeds, which once again turned out to be a successful endeavor.

Today, Kinloch Anderson is still a family business that is run in the 5th and 6th generation. During their long history, they used to also specialize in military tailoring but today, their focus is on Scottish tartans, kilts and Highland Dress in general. Interestingly, Kinloch Anderson is not only a retailer but also a manufacturer of these goods. In the following video you will learn a little bit about the company and its history. For more information, you may want to visit the Kinloch Anderson Heritage Museum in the Leith, Scotland.


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  1. JAMES says:

    HI The Scots College SYDNEY Australia are interested in purchasing new kilts and pipers plaids could you please advise your email address so that I nay advise you of our requirements. Thank you. Jim R 06 03 2012

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