Tartan is a statement, signature or recognition of a family or clan. e.g. by wearing the McDonald tartan even though you are not of that clan one is making a statement for the McDonald's. Some people are collectors of tartans and wear them as a signature statement or as a fashion accessory. The only consideration is that the display and usage is in good taste.
Tartan is commercially produced, the main producer being Scotland. Anyone can purchase multiple tartans with the exception of restricted tartans. (See restricted tartans).
A restricted tartan is one that is registered and produced. However before sale, proof of identity will be required by the clan/chieftain before it is released from the supplier e.g. Maitland tartan. The Clan Chieftain will require proof from an individual that they have a legimate claim to wear it. Other restrictions may occur where the tartan is produced specifically for an identity or corporation e.g. Royal Family or Jackie Stewart Racing Team tartan.
Yes you can. You can wear the Gordon tartan with pride as your parents give you standing to wear your clan tartan.
No. Once you are officially married you may wear your husband's tartan.
Tartan protocols advise that the wearing of two tartans at the same is not acceptable.
Australia now has several registered State tartans. The Australian State tartans are accreditated by the Premiers of that State, having been presented and accepted within the State Parliament.
Both are registered tartans however the Australian National tartan is the only tartan that holds full accreditation from the Federal Australian Government.
The Australian National Tartan has full approval from the Head of the Protocol Department for the Prime Minister of Australia.
We only charge the price of the postage that Australia Post charge us. For example 1 tie may cost $4.00, multiple ties may cost $5.50. Therefore if you purchase multiple items the cost of postage per item will considerably less. Overnight or Express post incur extra charges. We do not charge for packing or handling.