Homespun Tartan Neck Ties
Our Homespun tartan neck ties are made with our homespun wool blend tartan. We recommend that you wear these ties with an Argyle style shirt, jacket, and vest. The perfect tie to wear on special occasions or even every day at work. Not to mention, an excellent way to show your Scottish pride in a more demure way than wearing a kilt. The available tartans match those of our ever-popular Good Basic Kilt! As a result, the colors should match very well. This is a special order item. Please allow 4-8 weeks for delivery. Please click for important information about special order items.
- Homespun Wool Blend Tartan (11 oz.)
- Match your Good Basic Kilt!
- Over 70 Tartans Available
- 55/45 Poly-Wool blend
What is Homespun Tartan?
We especially recommend our homespun tartan for Ancient Kilts, Great Kilts, Phillabegs, and other clothing for reenactment purposes. Our Homespun tartan is made from a 55/45 blend of polyester & wool, woven by hand on old-world looms. It looks very authentic to what would have been woven historically. The yarn is worsted, but not spun as tightly as modern machine-made tartan. The cloth is also not as tightly woven. Homespun tartan will pleat by hand easily, but will not develop a sharp edge. Small snags, pulls, holes, and other assorted blemishes are common. Because it is handwoven, these flaws are a natural part of its character. However, these blemishes shouldn’t appear on smaller accessories, such as a tie!
Contrary to popular belief, not all who bear the name of a clan is blood-related to the original chief of the clan. Clansmen did not have to be related to be part of a clan, and many were simply followers or tenants. When they adopted the use of surnames in the 16th and 17th centuries, many clansmen took on the chief’s surname in order to show loyalty or to gain benefits.
In the past, everyone who lived on the chief’s territory, or anyone that pledged allegiance to the chief made up a clan. Eventually, many clansmen adopted the clan chief’s surname. Chiefs had the right to add or remove people from the clan, even blood relatives. Nowadays, anyone with the chief’s surname is considered a member of the clan. In addition, those who offer allegiance to the chief may become a member, unless the chief rejects them.