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Excellent reproduction of the Service Dress Tam O' Shanter or "Tammie" or "Balmoral", issued to British and Imperial Forces as a headdress for Scottish and Highland units during both World Wars in the distinctive brown wool "SD Khaki".
Tan 'O Shanters were first issued in to Scottish troops as a replacement to the more complicated Glengarry bonnets, which featured specific regimental striping and a more complicated production process. The simple "Tammie" featured a simple disc shaped construction that required significantly less fabric, based off Scottish bonnet designs dating back to the 16th century. The woad blue bonnets were most prominently worn by Jacobite rebels throughout the 17th and 18th centuries as a military field headdress due to their simple construction, something well recognized by British military authorities when they came to the decision to replace the regulation Glengarry. The Tams proved to be an excellent lightweight, comfy, and distinctive Scottish headdress from the trenches of Belgium, to the beaches of Normandy. Tam 'O Shanters remain in common usage by Scottish units in the British Army, and the continuations of Highland units that continue to exist in the Commonwealth.
The simple construction still allowed individual units to customize the hats with relative ease including the addition of hackle feathers, toorie tassle colours, tartan flashes, and regimental insignia. These specific Tammies feature a hard backing for your to easily attach tartan flashes or regimental insignia, making it perfect for reenactors or enthusiasts of Highland culture.
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