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rs232

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Who has one? I'm wondering if I should stitch one up...

Pics appreciated!
 

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Gaultier did a few a couple seasons back.
 

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I have a kilt from Kinloch Anderson who is the official kilt maker of Prince Charles. In my opinion it was way too expensive to get it through them. I believe the price of the kilt was somewhere around $700 and then I had to pay something like $150 to get it out of customs. I was going to order a jacket from them as well but saw no real advantage so I ordered it from a store in the US. There's actually a company you can google, "USA Kilt" in Phoenixville, PA outside of Philly. They make a very nice 15 oz 8 yard kilt for $500. You are really better off going to a local Irish store and having them measure you and ordering it. You will save yourself money and hassle and it will be just as good as ordering it through Kinloch Anderson or another kiltmaker in Scotland. Also when you get it made make sure you get it "pleated to set" or "pleated to stripe" Otherwise you'll get made fun of for wearing a "girl's kilt". Also sometimes Burberry has some left over in their better stores at the end of the season. They also may have some jackets. I found out the kilts in their NYC store went for $75 and the jackets for $50, I was pissed. Any questions, PM me.
 

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Seeing as I have no Scottish ancestry and thus no clan affiliation, I think I would feel weird about wearing a kilt. Is it generally acceptable for non-Scotsmen to wear kilts? Does the implications of wearing a kilt differ between the British isles and the U.S.?
 

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CDG
 

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I quite like kilts in their proper context. However, these are limited, IMO:

If you are a Highlander in the Highlands.

If you are a member of a Highland regiment.

If you are a piper, in a pipe and drum band, a Highland dancing club or something that sort.

If you are attending Highland Games, "Scottish Days" or similar events, preferably if you are entirely or largely of Highlander ancestry.

As for kilts worn formally, if you are a laird in his castle, fine. Probably not otherwise.

Not being of Highlander ancestry (some Lowland blood, though), not being a piper, etc., I would never wear a kilt personally, though.

"Modern kilts" [non-military] of khaki, denim and whatnot look very ridiculous, I think.
 

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It always angers my eldest brother than I do not have a family kilt.
He wears his to the St. Andrew's ball, military functions (he served a full life term, now retired) the Highland games and sometimes to weddings.
I just can't seem to do it. Too shy I guess.
 

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Originally Posted by Zegnamtl
It always angers my eldest brother than I do not have a family quilt.
He wears his to the St. Andrew's ball, military functions (he served a full life term, now retired) the Highland games and sometimes to weddings.
I just can't seem to do it. Too shy I guess.

It probably pisses him off even more when you call it a quilt.
 

itsstillmatt

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A couple of guys wore kilts to our wedding. I thought them odd.
 

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Originally Posted by KObalto
It probably pisses him off even more when you call it a quilt.


&%$#@

I have a company owned laptop with autofill spell check, I can not turn it off, drives me $#@% nuts.
But I should learn to double and triple check everything I write but it is such a pain the ass!
It massacres any French writings beyond belief!
 

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Originally Posted by iammatt
A couple of guys wore kilts to our wedding. I thought them odd.

You are not Scottish, when the bride and the groom are, no one even thinks twice about it.
 

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Originally Posted by SwedishFish
Seeing as I have no Scottish ancestry and thus no clan affiliation, I think I would feel weird about wearing a kilt. Is it generally acceptable for non-Scotsmen to wear kilts? Does the implications of wearing a kilt differ between the British isles and the U.S.?

You will get different opinions, but I'd stay away from a clan tartan to which you have no familial connection. However, there are several tartans out there that are acceptable for anyone to wear. I think "Hunting Stuart" is one. There are actually a very large number of non-clan tartans out there, for universities, affiliations, &c. Several Canadian provinces have tartans.

If you have an interest in wearing a kilt, there's lots of options for the non-scott.
 

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The Irish have tartans too, but except for a couple families they are only indicative of the county you or your ancestors are from. There is also an Irish-American pattern for the the diaspora.

Also, Mark Jacob's kilt is too long.
 

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