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I notice they do not say "formal" but "traditional" as I have been saying. I will say I've never heard of a casual kilt though and worn mine with everything from a golf shirt to my PC at some of the biggest black tie events in my city. Hung out with literally hundreds of pipers, some UK army pipers, and again...no casual kilts. We've all just worn the same kilt for everything.

You are correct, women love a man in a kilt.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I notice they do not say "formal" but "traditional" as I have been saying. I will say I've never heard of a casual kilt though and worn mine with everything from a golf shirt to my PC at some of the biggest black tie events in my city. Hung out with literally hundreds of pipers, some UK army pipers, and again...no casual kilts. We've all just worn the same kilt for everything.
You are correct, women love a man in a kilt.

it depends on where on the site you look.. the both terms are used in various places on the site.. besides, since kilts are almost always worn as formal attire the term formal isn't really needed.. you don't say a formal tux..

 

anyway, the point I'm making is there are two variants of the 'traditional' kilt.. the kilts I own do not have anything in common with utilikilts or trendy fashion kilts made of denim and leather etc.. it's exactly the same as the non-casual version in every way except it has two inches chopped off the top.. as far as the pleats go, the 8 yrd kilt I have does not actually contain 8 yards of material, it has more than the others but it has to do with the size of the sett on the tartan.. I'm slim so it takes less material to go around than average.. pleats on my 8 yard kilt tend to be a hair less than 5/8" showing, the 5 yard kilt has a hair more than 3/4" showing, the depth of the pleats are very close to the same but as they are spaced a little wider apart there are fewer.. the sett in Johnstone is 6-1/2" repeat.. 10 pleats equals 65 inches of material, nearly 2 yards right there.. so to the average eye there is no difference.. the black one on the other hand, they cheated a little as the pleats are not as deep as the tartan ones.. there's no sett to repeat so they can fold the cloth wherever they want..

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