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  1. 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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    Isle of Skye part 2

    When I started wearing the kilt over a decade ago I was really taken with the Isle of Skye tartan it was one of my first kilts and I loved it. My ex-wife decided to throw it away along with another kilt from What Price Glory when we were going through our divorce. I was sure I would never replace it and tried to move on. Fast forward to a month or so ago while I was checking out EBay I came across an Isle of Skye kilt at an affordable £35 I put it on my watch list and waited, at the last possible moment I put a bid on it and won it for £40. This was a far cry from the over $800 the original cost me. I am very happy with the purchase. I've worn it a few times since it arrived and I am so glad I decided to replace the kilt that was lost to me. Here are a few photos from the past couple of weeks.
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    Happy Canada - Maple Tartan

    It really is a nice tartan, I'd say my top 3 favourite tartans are the Scottish Wildcat Tartan, the Isle of Skye Tartan and the Maple Leaf Tartan. All really are wonderful representations of the subject matter. We had a good night at home making sure our wee dog was not too freaked out over the fireworks.
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    Happy Canada - Maple Tartan

    Happy Canada Day to you as well. I'm wearing my Maple Leaf today as well. Mine is P.V. from Canadian Casual Kilts. I don't think Pete is making them anymore but he is a great guy and made a nice kilt.
  5. 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.
  6. Thanks, I think I need to look for more military kilts for the winter.
  7. 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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    Any Kilt Nights Out There?

    Please join us for next month's Tartan Tuesday at The Feathers Pub 962 Kingston Road Toronto
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    What is your current favorite kilt?

    macmanjim, congratulations on the weight loss, I am on the same journey but hope I don't need to replace any kilts. You were asking about Barb Tewksbury's pricing. I have 3 kilts from her my Scottish Wildcat, shown on page 1 of this thread and 2 others my Royal Naval Association Tartan and Royal Stewart. Of my 20 or so kilts, these 3 are my go to kilts. Her kilts are worth every penny and will last you a lifetime. I think I paid about $600 or so for them, of course that can change for a number of reasons so it would be best to get in touch with her. Here is the link to the Royal Naval Association kilt story:
  10. I would wear Lovat Green, Lovat Blue, Claret. Mustard Yellow, a Grey would also work for day wear. As for evening wear if sticking with solid hose I would go with the Claret, but I prefer Argyll or Diced hose for evening wear. Black hose just scream out funeral, so it's good to have a pair for an occasion like that but otherwise to be avoided. As for White hose I simply do not wear them, there are so many other colours to choose from and White looks too boring to my eye and gives the impression that I just rented everything I have on.
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    Any Kilt Nights Out There?

    Thanks, it's always a good night.
  12. Mcmurdo

    Any Kilt Nights Out There?

    The next one will be July 3rd same place and time, hope you can make it then, but anytime you can you are welcome to join us.
  13. 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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    Any Kilt Nights Out There?

    You are more than welcome the next one will be Tuesday June 5th we meet at 8:00 at 963 Kingston Road at The Feathers Pub. Join the facebook group for all the information
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    Any Kilt Nights Out There?

    In Toronto we have been having a monthly kilt night the first Tuesday of every month for over 4 years now. We call it Tartan Tuesday, here are a couple of photos Facebook group is here: