The Tartan Cape
The Scottish Clan Tartan Cape is a traditional Edinburgh Cape. This is the quintessential classic: the garment drapes around your shoulders and torso, features a buttoned closure at the neckline, and a hooded scarf is attached.
If you are looking for a way to stay chic, to stay warm, and to emulate how women have dressed for generations, then this is the cape for you. A Scottish Clan Tartan Cape is a sure way for you to show off your Scottish heritage. (We are thrilled to see the cape is making a fashion comeback on the runways since it has always been a favorite of ours.)
Wear this 100% wool Edinburgh Cape to the opera, to a historic event, or as your go-to winter outerwear. Invest in an heirloom cape custom made in the tartan colors of your choosing.
Made of 100% fine woven lightweight (10 oz) wool. Available in over 400 clan or District tartans. 38.5″ x 54″ Made to order in Scotland. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. Dry Clean Only.
NOTE: The product photo is for illustration only and is not the color of the tartan name you select. Your cape will be made in the colors/tartan you select from the list. To see a photo of the tartan colors available, return to the Clan Tartan Category for your clan.
A Note on Traditional Ladies’ Tartan Outer Wear:
Scarf: 9.5″ x 58″ – Petite, traditionally worn around the neck.
Sash: 10″ x 90″ – Long and thin, traditionally worn across from shoulder to hip for formal events.
Stole: 18″ x 79″ – Wider and longer than a scarf, traditionally wrapped around the shoulders &/or arms. Also traditionally worn with both ends falling down the front of an ensemble for formal events.
Shawl: 57″ x 57″ – A very wide square, often draped around the shoulders.
Serape: 52″ x 64″ – A large rectangular garment hemmed & shaped so as to lay across the shoulders and fall forward over the arms. Most similar to a traditional ruana.
Edinburgh Cape: 38.5″x 54″ – Our most traditional cape. The garment drapes around the shoulders and torso, features a buttoned clasp at the neckline, and a hooded scarf attached.