Discussion in 'threads and dreads' started by chilango, Nov 30, 2017.
Or just a scarf...
Certainly not. When I wear my kilt it's on my own terms and you'll never catch me in the whole "Highland Dress" thing which in my opinion often looks horrendous.
chilango just not this.
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Greenock would appear to be ground zero for inexpensive highland dress
Think the increase in the kilt wearing thing is interesting. When I was growing up in Southern Scotland, kilts at weddings and the like were so rare as to be remarkable. Same at family things in Edinburgh. Now they're relatively common. Not quite sure why.
there's a kilt business on harrison street in kings cross, Kilts4All
It was pretty usual where I grew up. But I grew up north of the Highland Boundary Fault.
...and to settle the “are you Scottish?” question. Any passing Hare Krishna will be able to tell you that I’ve traced (well my mum has) the “10th grandfather” back to Islay via the mills of Manchester and the shipyards of Glasgow.
Oddly my Dad’s family also belongs to Clan McDonald as might my Irish wife’s.
..so, no, I’m not Scottish.
Though I’m not really anything else either tbh.
Christ, you know it's a slow day on the boards when you keep logging in for the latest instalment of "Will chilango Buy A Second Hand Kilt Or Not?"!
You know it’s a slow day at work when Scottish formal wear is my biggest worry.
Long may that continue!
Kilts aren't just for weddings and funerals. There might be a winter sports social, a skiing do, perhaps.
They can even be worn sporrantaneously
Puns like that will get you kilt.
Is this sort of reaction what they mean by touchy-feileadh?
just go with a dirk and offer to play pinfinger with any man who questions your attire
He should be tartan feathered
That looks ace
Where can I buy those strides?
Well, as I'm sure none of are able to get with any work 'till you've got update...
Minor argument with my wife this morning. She doesn't want to spend "hundreds" on my outfit, but equally didn't like my suggestion of saving money and stress by not going facepalm: well played chilango).
I'm leaning towards "lowland dress" at the moment. I could so pull this off.
Still think there’s a gap in the market for kilt sharing. Uber for kilts. “Off Kilter” maybe.
That look makes the baby Jesus cry
It's all a bit Nicky Fairbairn, tbh.
Mary Tourtel gentlemens outfitters.
Bonus of never getting invited to this kind of thing again. Win win.
I've the impression chilango isn't a specially religious type so that may encourage him to go for it.
what are those 3 shiny things on the jacket sleeves?
...though I've now found that Slaters who have a branch here hire the full highland outfit for about £50. If I can get fitted locally, then that's probably what i'll go for. They don't do the right tartan though. I could sub in a cheap one that I buy into the hire outfit?
I get to keep the kilt (yay!) and - surely - can pass off a cheap kilt amongst all the better quality hire gear? right? right?
Though, trews, y'know, they are proper cool.
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