RockyR

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About RockyR

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  • Birthday 01/30/1977

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    3389 Schuylkill Rd., Spring City, PA 19475
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    3389 Schuylkill Rd., Spring City, PA 19475

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  1. RockyR

    Usakilts Semi-Traditional Kilt

    With the Wallace Hunting 5 Yarder (not Semi Trad), I'd personally wear the Ancient Green Lewis hose or a pair of charcoal or grey hose. That being said, I lean towards the "matching is better than not" camp when it comes to highland wear. Not FULL matchy-matchy, but well put together and coordinated. :-)
  2. RockyR

    Are You Function Or Froo-Froo?

    Ben Shermans and Fred Perrys go great with kilts, though the skinny braces can look odd. ;-)
  3. We have a reference book here in the shop that MANY kilt makers use. It's called "Scots Kith & Kin: A guide to the clans & surnames of Scotland". It is the most trusted single source for surname information that I have found to date (and I've asked over a dozen other kilt makers what book they use and this name keeps popping up). It was first published in 1953 by Harper Collins in Glasgow. In perusing the book the other day on my lunch break, I got to a page on tartans. I found it very interesting that the info / attitude about tartans and who "can wear them" in 1953 in Scotland is much the same as it is today. Here's a scan from that book. I am specifically referring to the section I highlighted in red. I know there's a feeling by some Scots that "it's just not done" in regards to who should wear a clan tartan / district tartan / etc. Then, there are other Scots who embrace non Scots wearing the kilt. Often times, people of both schools of thought point to the past and say "this is how it has been done" / "this is what I was brought up believing" / etc. From my non Scottish perspective, it's nice to see something written which proves that the 'discussions' we have had have been hashed and re-hashed from the 1950's (and likely long before that) and they're not new thoughts at all! If nothing else, we're in good company.
  4. RockyR

    Are You Function Or Froo-Froo?

    Not sure why you have to choose one or the other. Can't you be both fashionable AND functional? Not all functional clothing looks "unfashionable" and not all fancy clothing has no function. I typically wear a tweed vest over my checked shirt, 8 yard kilt, hose and shoes (as well as sporran, flashes, etc). It's winter and below freezing today, so I am also wearing an undershirt. All these layers help me stay warm. The pockets on my vest are perfect for quick access to my phone (I don't like a heavy sporran). In this photo, my phone is at my sewing table, but you get the idea:
  5. RockyR

    $25 Off Any In Stock Casual Kilt

    Mods... this is a Duplicate thread. Please delete.
  6. Now through Xmas, we're running a sale on the Casual Kilts that we have in stock. We took $25 off the price (which equates to a 20% - 25% discount depending on your size). These kilts are in stock and ready to go out the door within 24 hours of ordering. We're 'announcing' the sale on Monday, but we're letting you guys know about it now. These are available to order straight through the website: http://www.usakilts.com/kilts-and-pa...-in-stock.html Also, if you want to order them as part of a Casual Pub package, you can do that as well!
  7. Now through Xmas, we're running a sale on the Casual Kilts that we have in stock. We took $25 off the price (which equates to a 20% - 25% discount depending on your size). These kilts are in stock and ready to go out the door within 24 hours of ordering. We're 'announcing' the sale on Monday, but we're letting you guys know about it now. These are available to order straight through the website: http://www.usakilts.com/kilts-and-pa...-in-stock.html Also, if you want to order them as part of a Casual Pub package, you can do that as well!
  8. RockyR

    How Wide Is The Typical Kilt Belt?

    The "standard" width of a kilt belt is 2.25". If I order a kilt belt from any of my suppliers in Scotland (we have 4 suppliers who make their own kilt belts), all of them will be 2.25". Kilt Belt Buckles are designed to fit on 2.25" kilt belts. Can you WEAR different width belts with a kilt? Sure, but since the OP asked in the title "How wide is a typical kilt belt", that's my answer... 2.25". :-)
  9. RockyR

    How Many?

    43 - a mixture of wool (majority by far), PV and some utility kilts from Rkilts, UK and FK.
  10. RockyR

    Good Site To Buy Kilts On?

    Humanly made by PERSON in the company. Roberts kilts are all made by his own hands in his shop. A great guy, a "one man band" and a talented kilt maker.
  11. RockyR

    Red Kilt?

    Any kiltmaker who has an account with HOE can easily get that cloth and make a kilt in it. The price should be comparable to a regular traditional kilt as the cloth costs about the same.
  12. Paul is correct and beat me to it... MacInnes Hunting Modern.
  13. RockyR

    Reverse tartan finder

    The Dropkick Murphy tartan was one I designed for the band in 2006. After much hemming and hawing, the band decided not to move forward with any products in the design (though they DO still own the copyright on it). It's a pity as it's one of my favorite designs I've done to date. Here's a link to it on the STA's site: http://www.tartansauthority.com/tartan-ferret/display/7127/dropkick-murphys-corporate Before anyone asks, no, it's NOT available for sale and no, the band won't allow it to be sold / woven. After several years of requests for the tartan, Josh (Scruffy) Wallace and I designed a tartan for his name (the "Scruffy Wallace Tartan") and we market and sell that one today.
  14. RockyR

    The Skirt Question

    "Nice Skirt" "Thanks, Nice pantaloons". ---------------------------------------------- "nice Skirt" "Thanks, Nice Pajama bottoms" "These AREN'T Pajama Bottoms" "I know... and this isn't a skirt".
  15. RockyR

    Hello From Pa

    Welcome from Spring CIty PA!