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Posted by: Highland Lassie 22-Mar-2005, 02:45 PM
What is everybody's kilt tartan? Do you have a tartan that is your family tartan , or one that you really like?
Mine Is gordan . It's my competion Kilt.

Tell us about your kilts!
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Posted by: celtica 22-Mar-2005, 03:08 PM
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This one ! It's the new Breton Tartan ! laugh.gif laugh.gif Sure it will be very famous in a century or two... wink.gif

Posted by: MDF3530 22-Mar-2005, 04:10 PM
I don't have a kilt yet, but here are the tartans I would pick from:

Clan Maxwell:
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MacLachlan Dress:
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MacLachlan Ancient:
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MacLachlan Hunting:
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Posted by: Keltic 22-Mar-2005, 04:15 PM
From what I can see, it looks like a nice tartan, Celtica.

I only have two kilts left. The kilt that I got married is the 'Dress MacPherson' tartan and I have another kilt in the Nova Scotia tartan which is a 'must' for everybody's wardrobe. There is even a pipe band in the United Kingdom outfitted in the Nova Scotia tartan. I have a smaller kilt that my brother used to wear as well, which is in the 'Royal Stewart' tartan. I used to have three other kilts, one was the 'Ancient Campbell of Argyll' tartan, the second was 'Dress Campbell' and finally the 'Ogilvy' tartan. The last three kilts were pipe band kilts which were turned in when I stopped playing with the bands.

Posted by: Avonlea22 22-Mar-2005, 05:15 PM
My family Tartan Wilson:

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Wilson is also a sept of Gunn, and that is what my kilt is:

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My next kilt will probably be the Irish National:

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Posted by: Aaediwen 22-Mar-2005, 05:20 PM
http://www.scotsconnection.com/product.asp?cookiecheck=yes&P_ID=564&numLanguageID=1

According to what I've found, the Creich clan was a sept of clan MacDuff, and wore the MacDuff tartan. As such, if/when I get a kilt, this will probably be the tartan to use. However, isn't there something about what gives one the right to use a perticulat tartan?

Posted by: Avonlea22 22-Mar-2005, 05:22 PM
QUOTE (Aaediwen @ 22-Mar-2005, 06:20 PM)
However, isn't there something about what gives one the right to use a perticulat tartan?

There are no rules. You can wear whatever tartan you choose.

* There may be a few that are restricted, but you woudn't be able to buy them, more than likely, so there is no need to worry.

Posted by: gwenlee 22-Mar-2005, 06:17 PM
My kilt tartan is Robertson Red. And My daughter wears the Robertson hunting tartan-modern.

Posted by: Madadh 22-Mar-2005, 06:23 PM
Mine is Stewart-abute. If I ever buy a second one it would be the American tartan.

Posted by: Dalriada Dancer 23-Jun-2005, 07:25 AM
I started out in Modern Ferguson, then moved to Dress McLeod (our group's tartan when I was younger), then into the Mclaren (our pipe band's tartan), then into Dress Lamont (my dance group's tartan now). My daughter danced in the Dance Ferguson (check it out at Highland X-press). She outgrew it..sniff sniff.

Posted by: Copar a'Beannichte 26-Aug-2005, 04:56 AM
Used to wear Armstrong, but have my own now, I wear the dress version for dancing.
Marc.

Posted by: ShintyBoy 15-Jun-2006, 06:48 PM
I own three Kilts my two favorites are not my clan tartan:

Fort William Tartan (District Tartan) - most favorite

Hunting Stewart, though claimed by the Stewarts it is also considered a District Tartan as well in Scotland. Was worn by the Royal Scots Regiment and is still worn by the Canadian Scottish Regiment - my second favorite

Lord of the Isles Hunting Tartan (one of the many Clan Donald tartans) is my third kilt.

Slainte,
Elheran

Posted by: Dogshirt 15-Jun-2006, 07:20 PM
Mine is Dress Gordon. I bought the fabric at the Pendleton Mill in of all places, Pendleton, Oregon (Pronounced Oreegun for those not from the Northwest)! wink.gif



Posted by: Roberto Phoenix 19-Jul-2006, 07:30 PM
I only have a $40 kilt from museum replicas right now. When people ask I just say clan MacCheap. But my question is this. If one is abl;e to wear several different tartans (cause I have 3-4 I could choose from) should one go with the newest or oldest.
Either way my Italian half is still saving up my pennies for this
http://www.clansmanitalia.com

Posted by: capttrk1 20-Jul-2006, 01:30 AM
I wear the tartan of the Blackwatch because it goes well with my firedept uniform . But my tartan is really clan Henderson since my grandfather came from Scotland and thats what is on the bag of my pipes .

Posted by: crazykiltedcelt 20-Jul-2006, 11:31 AM
all kilt are good!!! Just were them with pride I have one formal in the McKintosh hunting and have made two dessert camo casual kits and am working on a box pelted stonewash graydemin one now tyhese are four yard tartional kilts. I can't afford to buy allthe kitls I'd like to have so I'm treaning myself to make them now. they are turning out pettywel.

Posted by: TandVh 21-Sep-2007, 05:21 PM
We wear the Henderson Ancient tartan- mainly because it was all that Sport Kilt offers in the Henderson tartan varieties-
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I like the great kilt or Feileadh Mohr and my son likes his small kilt or modern kilt the best. I'd really love to be able to round out my kilt collection with all of the different Henderson Tartans, but, tartan fabric is so expensive.

I have a cheapo Blackwatch kilt I like to wrap on after a shower or to run up into the hills and hike in. Stillwater Kilts have a line for $38, although the tartan selection is very limited.


Posted by: Emmet 22-Sep-2007, 08:23 AM
I wear the http://home.sprintmail.com/~ejb/BT3.1.jpg, the http://home.sprintmail.com/~ejb/VetDay05.1.jpg with my band and Legion color guard, a http://home.sprintmail.com/~ejb/photos/Irish.jpg, an Irish National, and perhaps once a year or so http://home.sprintmail.com/~ejb/photos/greatkilt.1.jpg.

Posted by: Robert Phoenix 23-Sep-2007, 08:48 PM
Does Sport kilt carry a great kilt anymore. I have the McDonald "the works" kilt from thembut I didn't see a spot for a great kilt anywhere. Otherwise I would have ordered that. Very nice kilts although I wish I could get the patch off. Just got a request form my wife's work place to wear it there next time I drop her off. I don't mind but she works in a nursing home and now I'm really beginning to wonder what going on!

Posted by: Emmet 25-Sep-2007, 02:05 AM
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Does Sport kilt carry a great kilt anymore. I have the McDonald "the works" kilt from thembut I didn't see a spot for a great kilt anywhere. Otherwise I would have ordered that.


You might try http://www.thefrugalcorner.com/kilts.htm; they sell McDonald by the yard in an inexpensive polyviscose or acrylic.

Posted by: TandVh 25-Sep-2007, 07:01 AM
QUOTE (Robert Phoenix @ 23-Sep-2007, 09:48 PM)
Does Sport kilt carry a great kilt anymore. I have the McDonald "the works" kilt from thembut I didn't see a spot for a great kilt anywhere. Otherwise I would have ordered that. Very nice kilts although I wish I could get the patch off. Just got a request form my wife's work place to wear it there next time I drop her off. I don't mind but she works in a nursing home and now I'm really beginning to wonder what going on!

Sportkilt will sell 60" wide PV tartan by the yard but you have to contact Seamus about it. Just call and ask to speak with someone about ordering yardage to make a great kilt with. We paid $20 a yard for ours- not too bad a price.


Posted by: Himself 17-Mar-2008, 07:45 AM
I wear McAlpine Ancient, as per my avatar. 6 years ago it was 330 and my plaid was an additional 210, the matching hose were 100 ..... so, that's over $1000 to be only half dressed. cool.gif

I was looking to buy a pair of trews but I can only find them in wool and the cost is 180 +

It's an expensive business this retro clothing laugh.gif

The McAlpine

Posted by: Camac 17-Mar-2008, 11:34 AM
himself;

I wear the MacArthur Tartan ( I can also wear the Campbell of Argyll) which I bought in Troon 45 years ago for $150.00Cdn. When I was back last October I priced a new kilt in Pitlochry, my old one is a bit to small for me now, and they wanted 385 pounds or roughly $845.00 Cdn. I bought two ties instead one MacArthur, and the other the Ancient Campbell. As I told my cousin Alister "I'm no the bluidy Laird. Read my last posting under Thr Red Lion and let me know if its a good idea.

Camac

Posted by: dundee 17-Mar-2008, 01:19 PM
i am using "Brown Watch" its like "Black Watch" but brown...
logical... i use it as a background on my website... note.gif

Posted by: nowarma 24-Apr-2014, 06:06 AM
I use Black Watch and its nice
I use only one web for black watch tartan kilt
www.scottishkiltshop.com
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Posted by: TetonAndDistrictPerformingArts 05-Oct-2015, 12:27 AM
Highland Dancers for Teton & District Performing Arts wear the Clark tartan!

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Posted by: Robert Phoenix 01-Aug-2016, 03:56 PM
Well, I can now say I own more kilts than pants. My main one is my McDonald tartan which comes about because of my Kelly ancestors. I'm still hoping to get my Italian National and my Cornish ones. And maybe the Outlander tartan in a Great kilt when they drop down in price

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