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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Evening gents,

I'm a long time lurker and next year I will be getting married, I've gained a lot of advice from the forum but have a specific question

So, I'm a Scotsman and will be wearing a kilt to get married in which is fine but I'm not a massive fan of the Prince Charlie jacket and the Argyll tweed is too casual for my own wedding. Does anyone have any thoughts on a nice tuxedo jacket / bow tie combo (possibly with braces) teamed with a dark subtle tartan (black isle for example)

Imagine Connery in Dr No had a kilt on under the gaming table

Appreciate any advice
post #2 of 10
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Originally Posted by steveabdn View Post

Evening gents,

I'm a long time lurker and next year I will be getting married, I've gained a lot of advice from the forum but have a specific question

So, I'm a Scotsman and will be wearing a kilt to get married in which is fine but I'm not a massive fan of the Prince Charlie jacket and the Argyll tweed is too casual for my own wedding. Does anyone have any thoughts on a nice tuxedo jacket / bow tie combo (possibly with braces) teamed with a dark subtle tartan (black isle for example)

Imagine Connery in Dr No had a kilt on under the gaming table

Appreciate any advice

Don't do it.

And no he didn't.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Any particular reason why this is such a bad idea?

I'm aware he didn't, that's why you need to imagine
post #4 of 10
If you want to have a costume wedding, get a Prince Charlie jacket and go the whole nine yards. If you want a semi-formal wedding, get a proper tuxedo, trousers and all. Hybrids such as you propose seldom come off well.

Since you use the Americanism "tuxedo," am I correct in assuming you are American or maybe Canadian? If so, I would especially counsel shunning the kilt. If you were a Highlander, preferably in the Highlands, I would have a different view of the matter. When I lived in the UK, I had occasion to sit opposite a man wearing a kilt a time or two. It was not an appealing sight, even though he was wearing underwear. This was not the Great Kilt, which would have been OK, but the smaller kind.
post #5 of 10
My wife's cousin wore a kilt with a Prince Charlie jacket at his wedding and looked fantastic, but he is a True Scotsman. He's actually a ringer for Shrek.
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post

If you want to have a costume wedding, get a Prince Charlie jacket and go the whole nine yards. If you want a semi-formal wedding, get a proper tuxedo, trousers and all. Hybrids such as you propose seldom come off well.

Since you use the Americanism "tuxedo," am I correct in assuming you are American or maybe Canadian? If so, I would especially counsel shunning the kilt.

Quoted for truth. When I attended a (kilted) friend's winter wedding I wore a wool necktie in my Glaswegian great grandfather's tartan, and when I got married I used his cufflinks... but given that I didn't actually grow up in Scotland, I felt it would be overly theatrical to wear a kilt. If you intend to both wear a kilt and modify its correct usage -- I wish you the very best of luck, and genuinely hope that works out for you, but can't think of any advice.

I presume you've already checked out what blacktieguide.com has to say about it.
post #7 of 10
You should not turn your wedding into a fancy dress charade!

There is a formal Highland evening dress and this is NOT half an evening dress suit. However unless you actually live in the Highlands of Scotland (in which case you would not need to be told about dress) then just be conventional. You are far too remote to do otherwise.
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
To be honest I was throwing around an idea and looking for advice, I'm Scottish and live in Scotland (not quite a highlander though!) And almost every wedding has the groom in kilt and BPC jacket, I was just considering something a little different to the norm

I appreciate the advice, thanks
post #9 of 10
If you're "not quite a highlander," i.e., a Lowlander, why would you wish to adopt the ceremonial attire of the guys who reaved your forefathers' cattle for centuries and occasionally slaughtered them (your forefathers, not their cattle) at places like Bothtwell Brigg and Killiecrankie?
post #10 of 10
http://www.blacktieguide.com/Supplemental/Scottish.htm

In Aberdeen Steve?
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