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Offline brier patch charlie

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Re: Kilt wearing advice and kilt sources
« Reply #105 on: June 10, 2009, 05:44:59 PM »
The Kilts that you get from What Price Glory, are also made in Pakistan, and they tell you that right off. They use an old company that was making them for MOD when  Pakistan was part of the Impire, so all of there kilts meet MOD standards, and are of 22 oz weight like the pre 1940 kilts. I;ve got one of their Black Watch kilts, it's nice when it's cool weather, but  boy is it a drag to wear when it get hot out side.
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Re: Kilt wearing advice and kilt sources
« Reply #106 on: June 10, 2009, 10:23:46 PM »
I have bought accessories (Sporrans, Kilt Pins, etc.) from J.Higgins and also The Celtic Croft. Both a pleasant experience ;D


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Re: Kilt wearing advice and kilt sources
« Reply #107 on: June 11, 2009, 03:25:02 PM »
Nice historical tidbit Charlie. I've been educated and thats a good thing. Thank you for your input MacKee it is appreciated, and thank you Zardoz for another option to consider in my quest. 
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Re: Kilt sources
« Reply #108 on: June 11, 2009, 10:01:05 PM »
Casual Kilt Guide a comparison of companies that make casual kilts or non-tartan kilts (similar to http://utilikilts.com/ ):
http://www.xmarksthescot.com/page/casual_kilt_guide.php

Good inexpensive kilts, but a limited range of tartans
http://stillwaterkilts.com

A little more expensive, but a wide range of tartans
http://kilts-n-stuff.com

www.xmarksthescot.com
The webs largest community of kilt wearers, promoting the kilt as a man’s garment, not a costume.

www.jhiggins.net
J. Higgins is a large importer of highland dress in Kansas.

www.sportkilt.com
Affordable sport and “starter” kilts and accessories.

www.usakilts.com
“My kilt maker” USA offers custom tailored kilts in PV and wool at very reasonable prices.  Made in Phoenixville, PA.

www.scottishkilts.net
This Glasgow Scotland based company has some of the best pricing on the “real deal” Scottish made highland dress and accessories.


So you are interested in wearing the kilt but you aren't sure where to start. Kilts can cost quite a bit and it really does pay to do you homework and decide exactly what you are looking for in a kilt before making your purchases.

Online Guides

Steve Ashton, kiltmaker and owner of Freedom Kilts www.freedomkilts.com has written a great overview of all the kilt options available to today's kilt wearer entitled Too many styles of Kilts to choose from.

This article can be found here:

http://www.xmarksthescot.com/article/sa1.php


Dr Nicholas J Fiddes, Governor of the Scottish Tartans Authority, and founder of the world’s first company to market kilts on the Internet, Scotweb http://www.scotweb.co.uk/ created a free downloadable ebook covering all you need to know about purchasing a kilt entitled Kilts and Tartan made Easy

The free ebook may be downloaded here:

http://www.scotweb.co.uk/info/where-...kilts-tartans/


Lastly Matt Newsome, Kiltmaker and currator of the Scotish Tartans Museum offer his thoughts on his informative website http://albanach.org/index.htm

His MATTHEW NEWSOME'S PATENTED ADVICE FOR THE FIRST TIME KILT WEARER may be found here:

http://albanach.org/advice.htm


Our thanks to Steve, Nick, and Matt for their time, efforts, and willingness to share their knowledge.

Available Books

There are a few books available on the subject of wearing the kilt. All the following are available at the Scottish Tartans Museum gift store http://giftshop.scottishtartans.org/ among other sources

So You're Going To Wear The Kilt by J Charles Thompson

The Kilt & How to Wear It by The Hon. Stuart Ruaidri Erskine

Matthew Newsome's Patented Advice For First Time Kilt Wearers by Matt Newsome

All About Your Kilt by Bob Martin


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Re: Kilt wearing advice and kilt sources
« Reply #109 on: June 11, 2009, 10:40:07 PM »
Nice historical tidbit Charlie. I've been educated and thats a good thing. Thank you for your input MacKee it is appreciated, and thank you Zardoz for another option to consider in my quest. 

You are welcome sir  :)

btw - I order a kilt from Heritage Of Scotland (www.heritageofscotland.com) Great PV Kilt, great service. Ship time less than a week coming from the UK. They have their PV stock tartan kilts on sale...gents and children. The children's kilt (W26, L18) has leather straps...very nice for the price.
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Re: Kilt wearing advice and kilt sources
« Reply #110 on: June 12, 2009, 07:23:21 AM »
I purchased my kilt from the Celtic Croft and had a great experience with them.  It fit perfect and was very comfortable.  I hadn't worn a kilt since i was a wee lad and it fitting correctly was a big plus in my book.  The only glitch that i ran into was that my kilt got held up in customs, so i didn't have it for All Hallow's Eve, last year but i was wearing it for Highland Fling... and was the first Scot Iris & Rose decided to pick on, during their show.  The off road sheep, in leather, was the topper...
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Re: Kilt wearing advice and kilt sources
« Reply #111 on: June 23, 2009, 04:56:11 PM »
"Kilt Kit" Kilt Carrier

For Father's Day my "kids" (2 dogs and cats) got me a travel bag for my highland gear called the "Kilt Kit" form a company in Nevada I hadn't heard of before called Order of the Gael. I don't have any pictures handy, but here is their link, it shows it better anyway;

http://www.orderofthegael.org/kiltkit_detail.htm

http://www.orderofthegael.org/kiltkit.htm

It's a great product if you're going to travel with kilts and all their accessories! The kilt hangers (which are avalible separately) are really cool! I'm gonna use the bag this weekend, so I've already given it a test, and it held 3 kilts, 2 jackets & waistcoats, and assorted shirts, belts, shoes, hose etc .. with no problems, other than all that stuff together is kind o' heavy!
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Re: Kilt wearing advice and kilt sources
« Reply #112 on: June 25, 2009, 03:47:02 PM »
After seeing all the advice, I just ordered a semi-formal from USAKilts.  Already have pretty much everything else...basket hilt broadsword, dirk, baldric, boots, renshirt, etc.  Looking forward to getting the family tarten!  Thanks for a great forum with awsome advice!
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Re: Kilt wearing advice and kilt sources
« Reply #113 on: June 30, 2009, 11:08:18 AM »
If anyone is really interested I will post is buy/sell. I have 2 black Sport kilts - worn once at Scarby closing weekend.

One adult
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Re: Kilt wearing advice and kilt sources
« Reply #114 on: June 30, 2009, 11:27:55 AM »
Whats the sizes?
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Re: Kilt wearing advice and kilt sources
« Reply #115 on: June 30, 2009, 12:04:15 PM »
Aye, how did I know someone would as that ;D

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Re: Kilt wearing advice and kilt sources
« Reply #116 on: July 24, 2009, 08:57:13 PM »
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Re: Kilt wearing advice and kilt sources
« Reply #117 on: July 30, 2009, 05:45:30 PM »
Can't read through 8 pages, so if it's already been posted, I apologize, but doesn't anyone know where a guy can buy an all leather kilt?  A non-Rennie friend asked me and I have no idea, so I told him I'd ask the experts.

He is going to Bristol for the first time on August 16th, and he might want it for then, so I am not talking about a custom kilt, instead a ready to wear that he could order shortly and have shipped to him.

Thanks for the help.   ;D
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Re: Kilt wearing advice and kilt sources
« Reply #118 on: July 30, 2009, 06:45:15 PM »
Leather kilts are considered Fashion Kilts, but are usally made To measure. So you are talking 4 to 6 weeks, you might find one on ebay ready to go.

I have seen them on these sites:

US
http://offkilterdesigns.com/leather-kilt.html

UK
Heritage of Scotland
http://www.heritageofscotland.com/Real-Leather-Kilts/cid,124555,currency,USD,index.php?gclid=CI3z-s_J_psCFRPyDAodeHWX_g

I have bought from them. Just make sure you oreder the correct size, shipping back to Scotland at your expense is not cheap.

Scotweb
http://www.scotweb.co.uk/sr_swhdr_leathkilblac

I'm sure there are others state side. I'm not sure if some of the custom kilt makers like NeoKilt, Freedom Kilts, etc. do the leather thing. You might take a look at the site: http://www.xmarksthescot.com

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Re: Kilt wearing advice and kilt sources
« Reply #119 on: July 30, 2009, 08:14:20 PM »
There's a place called RKilts @ http://www.rkilts.com/leather_kilts.htm. I've seen them on the X-Marks page. They are in Canada.

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