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Aragorn 
Posted: 29-Jun-2004, 09:56 AM
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I would love to get a kilt. Man, that would be fun, no worries here mate!!! biggrin.gif I stoped caring about what others think of me so have fun and enjoy it. Just be careful of strong winds, hehe


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Posted: 29-Jun-2004, 10:25 AM
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I get a catalogue from a place called The RenStore, which caters to the crowd attending Renassaince Faires, and one issue in particular had instruction on how to put on the plaid, including the kilt. It was all one very long piece of tartan plaid in your clan's tartan and pleated around parts of the waist, then wrapped across th shoulder and pinned into place with a buckle. Quite handsome, really! I didn't like to bits that went from knee to foot in the same tartan. I like those argyle socks with the gartar and feather at the knee much better. I don't know the proper names of these bits of the costume, so forgive my poor descriptive! I need to embrace my Scottish and Irish heritage more fully. Learn the terminology..., know my clan correctly, etc.
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Posted: 29-Jun-2004, 08:17 PM
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Ladybug,

The kilt your describing is what was once worn as the primary highland attire although, back then the colors were often muted browns and such to make the wearer more or less invisible when lying amongst the heather. It is called, if I remember correctly, the feileadh-mor or great wrap. It is ALOT of work to wear one of them correctly because, traditionally, the pleats and such are not sewn in but rather, the wearer pleats it himself on the ground with his belt and then lies on it and wraps it about himself.



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Posted: 30-Jun-2004, 12:25 AM
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Got my new Gordon Modern Dress Kilt today from Scotland. It's very nice weight and fits great!
Let me know if anyone needss a new kilt for reasonable price thru a distributor here State side! $159 plus shipping!

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Posted: 30-Jun-2004, 01:02 PM
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If it is not a secret distributor Annabelle, please share that with us! smile.gif


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Posted: 01-Jul-2004, 09:27 AM
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Annabelle,

Is there anyway to get a tartan in a cotton blend. I break out in a rash if I come in contact with wool.

Let me know. I have a great pattern for a new Scottish outfit for women and I want to try it with a real tartan pattern I found for my family.



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Posted: 01-Jul-2004, 03:11 PM
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For anyone who may wish to try to make their own outfit, there's a fabulous pattern done by Folkwear Patterns for a kilt. There's a web site for them. I believe it's www.folkwearpatterns.com but I haven't been there in a while. Check into it. The version I saw was beautiful and very accurate. They create their patterns from actual dress clothes that are historically accurate and regionally correct. Folkwear deals in ethnic, period and costume designs. Easy to use patterns, too, as I've made several of their things.
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Posted: 01-Jul-2004, 03:12 PM
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That's awesome ladybug! Thanx for the website, definitly gotta check that out!


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Posted: 01-Jul-2004, 03:35 PM
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Liriel I haven't seen a cotton fabric yet but I have seen alot of tartan's in silk. I know how you feel with the cotton situation but most of the Scottish goods are so finely made they almost feel like polished cotton. Just wear a slips between you and the wool and hopefully you would be alright. I am very sensitive to wool but I can wear REAL SCOTTISH Woolen goods and not break out.


I just got a new kilt and it's such good material. You can get woolen's in many different weights.

Now for Shamalama's question: here's the place I got my kilt!

www.douglashouse.net

They have had a slight increase since I ORDERED mine but nothing like the $800 figure you quoted.

Men's kilts Casual: $285
Men's kilts standard: $425
Men's kilts Lairds: $455

if they don't show you McCullough tartan call him up and ask him if he can obtain it. He has access to just about everything so I'd be surprised if you don't find it there...
Liriel, looking forward to seeing you in Bethlehem!

Shamalama Ding Dong Darlin!

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Posted: 01-Jul-2004, 10:03 PM
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Are you sure he asked? wink.gif
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Posted: 05-Jul-2004, 01:27 PM
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yep, he did!!!!
I wouldn't post all of that stuff if he haden't silly boy!

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Posted: 05-Jul-2004, 05:21 PM
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LOL....Silly I may be true enough Lassie, but a boy you say! I'm sure that can not be the case.....LOL! laugh.gif
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Posted: 05-Jul-2004, 06:24 PM
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Camcak, he really did want the info but I'm sure you are no old fart either!
Remember to be a kid sometimes! being an adult sucks, ya know!

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Posted: 05-Jul-2004, 06:28 PM
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Easy Las! I did not mean to anger you! *Bows on one knee* please forgive me if I have fallen from your grace..... wink.gif

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QUOTE (TheCarolinaScotsman @ 19-Jun-2004, 07:13 PM)
Mingkee

To go regimental or not? The choice is yours; there is no "correct" way. Do whatever is more comfortable for you. Which ever way you go, remember what my mother said years ago, "If you're going to dress like a highlander, learn to sit like a lady." rolleyes.gif

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