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Offline Rakish Rogue

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Re: Kilt wearing advice and kilt sources
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2008, 08:27:28 AM »
The #1 Accessory for kilties:



http://www.bodyglide.com

I bought mine at the running shop I go to, but you can find a retailer by clicking this link:

http://direct.where2getit.com/cwc/apps/w2gi.php?template=search_new&client=bodyglide

USA Kilts carries it.

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Re: Kilt wearing advice and kilt sources
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2008, 09:52:29 PM »
You may want to check out
http://www.kiltsrock.com
Good forum full of real-world daily kilt-wearers.
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Re: Kilt wearing advice and kilt sources
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2008, 04:01:15 PM »
Here is another free guide book from
http://www.realmenwearkilts.net/main.html
Recommended: Free Kilts & Tartan e-book
"Buying your Kilt - Made Easy" An Expert Insider's Frank Views and Simple Tips by Dr Nicholas J Fiddes (Governor, Scottish Tartans Authority)

Why you should wear a kilt, and what kind of kilt to get
How to source true quality, and avoid the swindlers
Find your own tartans, and get the best materials
Know the outfit for any occasion, and understand accessories

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Re: Kilt wearing advice and kilt sources
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2008, 05:41:45 PM »
Oh and one of my favorite quotes regarding kilt wearing

"The Highland dress is essentially a 'free' dress -- that is to say, a man's taste and circumstances must alone be permitted to decide when and where and how he should wear it... I presume to dictate to no man what he shall eat or drink or wherewithal he shall be clothed."

-- The Hon. Stuart Ruaidri Erskine, The Kilt & How to Wear It, 1901.
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Re: Kilt wearing advice and kilt sources
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2008, 02:16:40 PM »
I edited the first message of this thread adding a list of website that show how to pleat and put on a great kilt/belted plaid. There are more than what I listed, but I tried to limit it to ones that had illustrations.
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Re: Kilt wearing advice and kilt sources
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2008, 08:43:26 PM »
www.kiltsrock.com  "Brotherhood of the Kilt, is a great source of info, too.
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Re: Kilt wearing advice and kilt sources
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2008, 09:30:38 PM »
We just got back from the Illinois Highland Games and have a fashion little advice for, how to put it delicately...
-for "Santa shaped" men?

This is meant with no malice (my wife was over 400 pounds before her gastric bypass), and I firmly believe even large men look good in kilts. This is merely meant to help you avoid stares, or giggles from impolite persons.

If you wear your sporran on a belt/chain that is separate from your kilt belt (like one of these:
http://www.celticattic.com/treasures/images/men/fullkiltrental.jpg )

-Remember not to wear it too loose. If it hangs too low or loose the, chains of the sporran belt can end up "framing" and emphasizing the bulge of your lower belly and groin. For example, we saw a fairly handsome, but large, man in a very sharp pipe band uniform. Unfortunately, his horsehair sporran was hanging so low that the chains the belt were running down either side of his groin, and it made him look like he was 7 or 8 months pregnant.
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Offline Catherine DArtois

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Re: Kilt wearing advice and kilt sources
« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2008, 09:41:07 PM »
Okay guys -- someone asked for a woman's suggestions regarding chafing.  Here's mine: Desitin.  Yes, it's for preventing and treating diaper rash.  Well, is it not the same thing (though hopefully for different reasons)?  I always pack a tube for festing and apply it before and after a day at the faire.  (Even with my cotton bloomers, the sweat is just deadly).  If it's too sticky feeling, top it off with a sprinkle of baby cornstarch (NOT Talc.  Repeat NOT Talc.  Talc has an asbestos-like effect on mucus membranes and if you get lucky later, well... she would NOT be thrilled with you!)
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Re: Kilt wearing advice and kilt sources
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2008, 10:04:59 PM »
I posted this on the "Bloomer" thread, but it will work for men in kilts, too.

To prevent Ren Rash:  Rub deodorant on the inside of your thighs.  Wait until it dries before getting dressed.  It was in a gal at work's magazine (article wasn't pertaining to faire, but that's what I immediately thought of).

Some of the responses in that thread were that it does work, others said it didn't work that well.  I guess you can always try it and see.  By the way, don't use spray deodorant.
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Re: Kilt wearing advice and kilt sources
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2008, 08:54:05 PM »
Another kilt link which allows you to make monthly payments

http://www.greatscotshop.com/

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Re: Kilt wearing advice and kilt sources
« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2008, 03:48:06 PM »
Wore my kilt the first time this spring at NCRF, the second time was closing weekend at VARF. I spent some time with the M’Crack and towards the end of the day one pulled me aside to tell me I had it on backwards. Talk about learning the hard way!  ;D
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Re: Kilt wearing advice and kilt sources
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2008, 05:48:34 AM »
Wore my kilt the first time this spring at NCRF, the second time was closing weekend at VARF. I spent some time with the M’Crack and towards the end of the day one pulled me aside to tell me I had it on backwards. Talk about learning the hard way!  ;D

OMG! You are too funny cousin ... this is when the would use one of my two favorite excuses:
1. I got dressed in the dark this morning ... or
2. This is what happens when you drink too much scotch for breakfast

Works every time ... or you can get creative and combine the two ... this is what happens when you drink too much scotch in the morning while getting dressed in the dark ... if you really wanted to have some fun with it you can throw your spouse under the bus ... this is what happens when my wife drinks too much scotch in the morning and dresses me in the dark. Have fun with it  ;D
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Re: Kilt wearing advice and kilt sources
« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2008, 01:04:38 PM »
Wore my kilt the first time this spring at NCRF, the second time was closing weekend at VARF. I spent some time with the M’Crack and towards the end of the day one pulled me aside to tell me I had it on backwards. Talk about learning the hard way!  ;D

OMG! You are too funny cousin ... this is when the would use one of my two favorite excuses:
1. I got dressed in the dark this morning ... or
2. This is what happens when you drink too much scotch for breakfast

Works every time ... or you can get creative and combine the two ... this is what happens when you drink too much scotch in the morning while getting dressed in the dark ... if you really wanted to have some fun with it you can throw your spouse under the bus ... this is what happens when my wife drinks too much scotch in the morning and dresses me in the dark. Have fun with it  ;D

Since it was one of the ladies I took it as a compliment that she was checking out my “kilt area”.
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Re: Kilt wearing advice and kilt sources
« Reply #28 on: August 11, 2008, 07:28:57 PM »
That's to funny!
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Re: Kilt wearing advice and kilt sources
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2008, 09:59:21 PM »
bought a wee kilt at the sterling ren festival today from http://www.potomacleather.com/Wolfstone.htm
loved wearing it

 

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