Khaki Military-Style Balmoral or Tam

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(27 customer reviews)

$39.00

  • Available in sizes 6.75-8
  • 100% Felted Wool
  • Military WWII Style Khaki Tam
  • Also known as a tam
  • Compliments Scottish or Irish attire
  • Wear it everyday!
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Khaki Military-Style Balmoral 

This good quality Khaki Military-style balmoral also known as a tam is made from 100% wool felt. Wear it to compliment your Scottish or Irish attire, or wear it as your everyday hat! Available in sizes 6.75-8.  They do run a bit small, so you may want to order the next size up.

  • Available in sizes 6.75-8
  • 100% Felted Wool
  • Military WWII Style Khaki Tam
  • Also known as a tam

A bit O’ History

The word khaki, in military context, refers to the color of the uniform. Depending on the unit and the time period, this color can vary anywhere from desert sand to GI green. Our hat is based on the Scottish, Irish, British, and Canadian hats of WWII. The color is more green than tan or brown. [The Irish version didn’t have the pom pom (toorie) on the top. If you want to wear this hat in the authentic WWII Irish regimental style, just cut off the pom pom.]

The khaki balmoral was introduced in 1915 for wear in the trenches by Scottish infantry serving on the Western Front. This came to be known as the ‘Bonnet’, or ‘Tam o’ Shanter’ later abbreviated to ‘ToS.’ Today, the Royal Regiment of Scotland and some regiments of the British and Canadian Forces continue to wear the ToS as undress and working headgear. The various battalions of the Royal Regiment of Scotland identify themselves by wearing distinctive colored hackles on their bonnets.

Don’t know your hat size? Measure your noggin and consult the chart below!

Inches US UK European, CM Standard
18-7/8 6 5-7/8 48  
19-5/8 6-1/4 6-1/8 50  

20-1/2

6-1/2 6-3/8 52  
21-1/4 6-3/4 6-5/8 54 XSmall

22

7

6-7/8

56

Small

22-7/8

7-1/4

7-1/8

58

Large 

23-5/8

7-1/2

7-3/8

60

XLarge

24-3/8

7-3/4

7-5/8

62

XXLarge

25-1/4

8

7-7/8

64

                      

 

Additional information

Weight 0.26 lbs
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27 reviews for Khaki Military-Style Balmoral

  1. Howard Patton

    I bought one of these last year. I problem is with the sizing. If I had bought a large, it would have been 5/8″ too large. I bought a medium and it is 1/8″ too small. Unfortunately the glengarry is sized the same way. No use in investing in one.

  2. SgtMac

    An honest 5 stars. Sizing is perfect, quality is awesome, and it looks great. I have no hesitation in recommending this to others. I will also definately buy more from this store.

  3. Great addition to my kilt uniform

    This is a great addition to my military themed kilt uniform. Love it.

  4. M.H.

    Looks like the genuine article. Please DO heed the warnings to go one size up. I normally find 7 3/8 to be exactly MY size, but in this case ordered a 7 1/2 and am glad I did.
    The only problem is that when I’m wearing it I find myself looking over my shoulder to make certain that the RSM does not catch me being “idle”.

  5. John B

    Exactly what I ordered and delivered on time. I’m pleased.

  6. John

    Great quality! Thick and heavy, perfect for wet Oregon winters!

  7. Jim B.

    I received and it fits true to size. Comfy and warm. Went on a 2 hour hike here in NJ in 35 degree weather w/ dogs. Warm and classy. Love it! Received positive comments on the commuter train into NYC as well!

  8. Cam T.

    I like it, the fit is good and I like the colour and the nice warm thick wool. The crown diameter is a bit small for my taste but that is a personal preference. This size of crown looks more like a military style than civilian to my eye.

  9. Brian Y

    Fantastic. Looks great, feels great!. Sizing was dead on. I can always depend on the “Croft” for quality.

  10. Barb C.

    Sizing was appropriate. Good looking balmoral. Looks great with the hackle and the clan pin.

  11. dan

    perfect color, good fit and shape. Great for Vetran’s Day, with my regimental pin on it

  12. Jim S.

    Fits good and the price is right. It is a properly made military ToS. I just need to add a piece of tartan backing and a regimental badge.

  13. David

    Just the right ‘old green’ shade of khaki. Great fit and very durable.

  14. D.M. Krebs

    Looks great, fits nicely. Wish it came with pre-made holes for badges instead of me having to cut holes and fray material.

  15. Gordon S.

    Great bonnet for casual wear. You could even wear it with ordinary clothes without looking too excentric.

  16. Jack S.

    Good fit, nicely made. A great value.

  17. Darwin C

    Always very pleased with my purchases!!!!

  18. Ron B.

    fits good ,looks great and well made

  19. Geoff

    Great quality and price.

  20. Mike Gibbens

    This is the second of these excellent balmorals that I have ordered. I ordered this one a size larger as my wife wants me to let my hair grow instead of keeping it cut off. Keep up the good work.

  21. Mike G

    Excellent fit and quality, well worth the wait. I will be ordering another in the near future.

  22. Jessica N

    Great fit! I got this for my dad for christmas and he never took it off the whole day!

  23. David M.

    Perfect fit, excellent quality and my clan pin looks great on it.

  24. Greg M.

    Very nice fit, sizing is right on the money & quality is very good. Shipping was pretty quick, mine was in stock.

  25. Dan C.

    Been buying from the Croft for over half a decade now, starting with my first kilt – this, like all other merchandise they offer, is accurately described, durable, and well priced – holds a clan badge and hackles like a dream.

  26. Al Zelt

    Very high quality and worth the waite.

  27. tracy mccallum

    Celtic Croft always delivers what they say they will, even if it takes a really long time sometimes.

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