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    I hate cameras, don't mind the confused look. Small town in Argentina - used to the stares and questions, luckily when your arms are larger than most people's legs the insults are very rare - very prejudiced small town. Wife loves it and I love it so nothing else matters
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    I got this old military kilt from eBay a while ago with the intention of wearing it in the winter. My old What Price Glory Gordon Highlander kilt was never returned to me from my ex-wife. At any rate I got this for a song and it came with kilt extenders that I don’t need. With the recent weight loss it is one of the kilts that actually fits without adjustments. I am trying it today for the first time with a pair of Argyll hose that Kilted Cole sent up as they did not fit him just to see if these work with the Hunting Stewart tartan. I think this kilt will see lots of wear in the colder months. The label inside is faded to the point where I can not read it so idea of the provenance of the garment.
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    So I guess we can stalk each other LOL Hopefully I am getting back Stateside soon, you are in Texas I assume, I am from Arizona - we should be able to convert New Mexico back to her Southern Roots if we meet in the middle thereabouts
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    I have found (off and on) some neat stuff on e-bay. I also have had good luck respectfully writing to people like Jerry at Stillwater and Steve at Freedom kilts or Rocky at USA Kilts. All these gentlemen will be glad to help you out.
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    I've been looking, too, on-and-off. Always willing to add to my belted plaid collection... especially rustic tartans.
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    A few weeks ago someone on the forum got in touch over PM as we were talking he said there was a Black Watch kilt at a local thrift shop in Toronto's Kensington Market. The good news is with the recent weight loss it fit. The better news is I got a deal on it. The best news is that I was watching a few of these on EBay and this one was half the price of those online. As the weather has been cooling down I have had a few chances to wear it.
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    Today this happened He is the second other kilt wearer I've seen this week, besides Tartan Tuesday of course, his first comment was "My kilt has pockets." To which I replied "My kilt has a sporran." I love it when I bump into other kilt wearers.
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    Bigfoot spotted me, the other day. Nobody believed him.
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    It does, I would like to know which regiment it was from originally, as there are a few that use this tartan, but I don't think I'll ever find that out. I'm just glad that it is military weight tartan.
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    I've had my gray Argyll jacket for years it might have been my first kilt jacket after my Prince Charlie. It has always bothered me that the bottom of the waistcoat would cover the sporran. I had a function coming up and decided to get the waistcoat altered. Luckily there is no shortage of alterations tailors in Toronto and I found one fairly close to work. I told them I needed it by the end of the week for a memorial service and they had it finished by Thursday well in time for the event on Saturday. I am very pleased with the result, here are a couple of before and after photos. Before After The difference is clear to me and I am sure that this combination will as a result be worn more as I feel much more comfortable in it. My advice if you have a piece that does not quite fit would be to find a good alterations tailor in your area and get it fixed to your specifications. It's the next best thing to bespoke.
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    Thanks. I know I will do well, since my motivation is to play and march with the band at events.
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    Looks good Katzbalger. I keep trying to find a way to "friend you" my fellow Sutherland, but apparently this site doesn't have that forum member feature.
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    Fountain Hills now, originally from Long Island, with time in Iowa in between.
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    Just wear it People are people I live in a very prejudiced, small minded small city - they stared because I am not one of them, they stared because I am heavily tattooed, they stare because if it is not 0 (32) degrees outside I don't feel the need for a jacket, they comment because of the above, they run across the street like I am going to eat them. Now add a kilt - they take pictures after I walk past, stop conversations and stare more. If I was doing it for the attention I would wear my landsknecht (google it, stop laughing - I love it) kit that I use for reenactment and fighting purposes. Most people don't say too much and know I will scrap - beat the ever loving Jesus out of my wife's adopted brother in the town square after her father's funeral and he tried to steal stuff, almost got shipped back to Arizona for that (a friend is a big attorney here, he spoke with the police about everything.... "Men" here are passive aggressive, lots of bark but very little bite - I don't care about feelings and love to throw hands). The people who know me or the people who want to know me know I am VERY playful, always a joke and like to have fun. Taxi drivers drive by and honk, flash a little leg. When waiting for a taxi or friends - flash a little leg to have the stop. If you see my photo as avatar here or on Facebook, next time I am in Cordoba - gonna do it (wife is shy, hates attention and she ended up with me...... Poor girl is going to have a meltdown). Hell, I even played like a hooker, bending into a window in my buddy's car for laughs. Women love it, my wife is an artist and teaches art, I am around women a lot here (zero refinement, I will still crack dirty jokes and watch them blush or try to make me leave by getting dirtier, you can take Tarzan out of the jungle, but you cannot take the jungle out of Tarzan). The key things is, be you, own what you do, I am just irritated all I have is Black Watch - I need more colors in my life, maybe Black Stuart If I can do it here, it will be easier there - trust me, just do it
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    I was lucky enough to be given a sgian dubh that my girlfriend's grandfather carved. I will never need another, Bill was an award winning carver and it is an honour to have it as well as some of his other stuff.
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    Down here the black beret is worn by our Armoured Corps, & some support units to the SAS. As I was in the navy, I never officially "earned" a beret, but when I did a stint in a "private security" team, we wore a red beret on parade & an infantry green one in the bush. I would personally never wear either black or sand, as I have close mates in those two particular regiments, but outside of that, I've seen combat in both regular AND irregular military units, & I consider I've earned the right to wear what the I like. Anyone who tells me I cant will be needing to explain their logic physically.
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    Fascinating since for the longest time the black beret was the symbol of passing through Ranger training but now the brown beret is. l personally still wear the black beret I got in college for being part of Rudders Rangers at A&M. I wear it as a remembrance of those friends who have passed on and as a reminder of my college days. I did not get to go to Ranger school as I expected due to an injury which even now all these years later is the one great regret of my life.
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    Hancock fabrics has some wonderful wool tartan ever now and again for really cheap!
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    Well I have wrapped around my waist right now my new 8 yard 16 oz Royal Naval Tartan kilt by Barb Tewksbury, this kilt, rather the idea of this kilt has been on my mind for close to a year now. Last summer Alex published on of his wonderful photo threads the one I'm referring to was his coverage of the Harpenden Games in that thread there is a picture of a gent wearing the Royal Naval Association Tartan, when I saw it I thought to myself I must have that tartan, as my Uncle was in the Royal Navy during WWII, after he passed away last October my obsession with it grew. I really had to have this to honour him. I decided for this kilt what I wanted was 8 yards hand sewn 16oz's. So the question was how could I get to do it? I decided on getting Barb Tewksbury to sew it up for me, so I got in contact with her, and set the wheels in motion, Barb then got in touch with DC Daglish to do the weave, and I am so glad she did as the wool is softer than any of my other wool kilts. The tartan was ready at the beginning of March and Barb got to work, asking me questions along the way to ensure that everyone would end up happy. Over the past few weeks and days the emails have been flying back and forth, yesterday I received the email I had been waiting on, Barb said she would be done with it and send it out in the morning, I asked her if I could pick it up instead as Canada customs already has my sporran I did not want them getting a hold of my kilt as well. Barb was fine with that so I decided I would go to bed early and get a fresh start in the morning, only problem is I was so excited I could not sleep very well, after finally turning in around 11:00 I woke up at 3:30 I was on the road by 4:30 and across the border and in the States before 6:00. I reached the College where Barb works just after 9:00. We had planned that I would be later in the day however that would have meant dealing with rush hour traffic and I was not to fond of that idea, as a consequence Barb was not quite done with the kilt. So as we talked she finished it up in front of me, if you've never seen the basting that goes into a kilt like this you would be amazed it's more than just the three rows across the pleats let me tell you. Barb before I get to the photos I just wanted to say what a treat it has been not only to have you do this kilt for me as it is very important to me but also to meet you and David this morning, it was definitely worth the drive down. So without further ado the photos First the pleating choices Barb sent me, we decided to go with the first one, but it was nice to see the choice When I arrived this morning, I found Barb with my kilt As I said she was not quite done yet so as we talked she sewed, I hope I didn't rush you Barb Barb then painstakingly took out all the basting stitches and the kilt was laid flat After those photos were taken I was able to try it on, the fit and finish of the kilt were perfect, Barb was kind enough to take these photos the infamous side view with the foot up on something, as there was nothing to be found we improvised And a shot of those lovely pleats Thanks again Barb for doing such a wonderful job on this kilt it really does mean the world to me, my Uncle McMurdo would have absolutely loved it and I will be sure to wear it the next time I see my Aunt, I am sure she too will love it.