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Kilts. I need one. Cheaply.

Discussion in 'threads and dreads' started by chilango, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

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    Or just a scarf...

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  2. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    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.
     
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  3. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

  4. alan_

    alan_ Well-Known Member

    Greenock would appear to be ground zero for inexpensive highland dress
     
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  5. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    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.
     
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  6. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model The word of Sin is Restriction

    there's a kilt business on harrison street in kings cross, Kilts4All
     
  7. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    It was pretty usual where I grew up. But I grew up north of the Highland Boundary Fault.
     
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  8. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    ...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.
     
  9. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    ..so, no, I’m not Scottish.

    Though I’m not really anything else either tbh.
     
  10. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    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?"!
     
  11. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    You know it’s a slow day at work when Scottish formal wear is my biggest worry.



    Long may that continue!
     
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  12. alan_

    alan_ Well-Known Member

    Well plaid
     
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  13. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    Kilts aren't just for weddings and funerals. There might be a winter sports social, a skiing do, perhaps.
     
  14. alan_

    alan_ Well-Known Member

    They can even be worn sporrantaneously
     
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  15. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    Puns like that will get you kilt.
     
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  16. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Is this sort of reaction what they mean by touchy-feileadh?
     
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  17. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    just go with a dirk and offer to play pinfinger with any man who questions your attire
     
  18. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    He should be tartan feathered
     
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  19. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    :cool::cool:
    That looks ace :cool:

    Where can I buy those strides?
     
  20. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    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).

    Oops.

    I'm leaning towards "lowland dress" at the moment. I could so pull this off. :thumbs:

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  21. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Still think there’s a gap in the market for kilt sharing. Uber for kilts. “Off Kilter” maybe.
     
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  22. weepiper

    weepiper Jock under the bed

    That look makes the baby Jesus cry :(
     
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  23. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    It's all a bit Nicky Fairbairn, tbh. :eek:
     
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  24. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    Mary Tourtel gentlemens outfitters.
     
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  25. weepiper

    weepiper Jock under the bed

  26. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    Oh yes.

    Bonus of never getting invited to this kind of thing again. Win win.:thumbs:
     
  27. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    I've the impression chilango isn't a specially religious type so that may encourage him to go for it. :(
     
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  28. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    what are those 3 shiny things on the jacket sleeves?:confused:
     
  29. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    ...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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  30. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    Buttons.
     
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