July 1st, Repeal of Proscription

July 1st celebrates the repeal of Proscription. In 1746, after the Battle of Culloden, the Parliament of Great Britain enacted Proscription to assimilate the Scottish Highlands. The Dress Act was part of this Act and made wearing the Highland Dress illegal. No Scot was allowed to wear their clan’s tartan or kilt. Over thirty years later, on July 1st 1782, the Proscription Act was repealed and Scots could once again display their tartans.

If you have Scottish anscestry, this is your day to proudly wear your clan’s tartan.

Spade Brooch
Spade Brooch

 

Celtic Brooch in Silver
Celtic Brooch in Silver

 

Celtic Brooch in Bronze
Celtic Brooch in Bronze

Snowy Rivers with Wavy Bands on Sale

Wavy Band Snowy River

Our loss is your opportunity. We received a shipment of Snowy River hats from Australia with unacceptable ornamental bands, where the bands have a decidedly wavy shape. The quality of the fur felt hat is first rate, just the band is not up to Akubra’s high standards. Each reject hat is unique, with varying degrees of waviness. We are offering these reject hats at a bargain price, cheap enough that you may purchase one of our hand braided leather hat bands to replace the faulty band.

The Snowy River is a pre-creased stockman’s hat from Akubra, a classic Australian outback hat. It has a pinched telescope crown and a brim with rolled sides with front and back turned down. This enduring outback style may be worn over the eyes or well back on the head in typical Australian fashion. The crown is 4 inches high. The brim is 3┬╝ inches wide, with a raw edge. The pure fur felt is Akubra’s Imperial Quality. The hat is fully lined and has a wavy bonded leather ornamental band (on these reject hats) and chin strap hooks set inside the crown for easy attachment of a chin strap. Reeded roan leather sweatband. UPF rating 50+. Made in Australia. Limited to stock on hand.