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Tolles Tams
Accoutrement. In English, the word Accoutrements has a number of meanings, in the 18th century it was referred to as an accessory or apparatus needed for their task or journey.
Scottish Tam O Shanter

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Tolles' Tams

Handmade Celtic Scottish Wool
Tam O' Shanter for All
This Scottish tam is more than acceptable for historical re-enactments, SCA events, and even more than acceptable to wear today to show pride in your celtic heritage. These historic hats are not limited to those re-enacting Culloden. These simple, yet gorgeous tams are made from earth tone plaids. The band is slightly adjustable for your head size (adjustable for 6-3/4 to 7-1/4). For smaller or larger sizes and the variety of wool plaid materials available, please inquire. These are not lined. The one photo shows the twill tape drawstring to adjust slightly. You can add your own pins or adornments and wear it tilted to the left or right. Just as suitable for men, women, and children. These are handmade in New Jersey (USA). 
$22.50 each for simple undecorated Tams


Decorated Tam O Shanter for All

These are the same style tams as above but with a handmade-handsewn cockade, decorative button or pin, and varying feather enhancement. The photos included are examples of what can be done. You can add your own pins or adornments and wear it tilted to the left or right. Just as suitable for men, women, and children. These are handmade in New Jersey (USA). 


$32-$45 each for decorated tams

See the variation on the Rosette Cockades I made below.

See the 3 sizes of the Penannulars that are available.

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Close-up of the rosette cockade and pewter-thistle broach.
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Rosette Cockades
The cockades can be made with a fancy of plain button.

$10.00 each
(Single Color Rosette Cockade)

$14.00 each

(French Alliance Black/White Cockade)

History of Cockades: In the 18th century, it was pinned on the side of a man's tricorne or cocked hat, or on his lapel. Women could also wear it on their hat or in their hair. A cockade uses distinctive colors to show the allegiance of its wearer to some political faction, their rank, or as part of a servant's livery. During the American Revolution, the Continental Army initially wore cockades of various colors as an ad hoc form of rank insignia; before long they all reverted to wearing the black cockade they inherited from the British. Later, when France became an ally of the United States, the Continental Army pinned the white cockade of the French Ancien Régime onto their old black cockade; the French reciprocally pinned the black cockade onto their white cockade, as a mark of the French-American alliance. The black-and-white cockade thus bacame known as the "Union or Alliance Cockade".
I can also make cockades out of your scrap material so the hat decoration will match your clothing (optional).
     
   

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