Staffnsnake

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  1. Swing Free for Cancer!

    It's not an idea, it's a reality. I have already raised AUD$7500. People just donate to my cancer council fundraising link and they handle the payment and receipts.
  2. On the subject of traditional kilt-wearing theory

    Quite right, as I published on my own blog last week also. And as we all know, Kevin has been saying this for years and years. I think the reason for the obsession some people (ex-pat Scots included) for how to wear the kilt is a hangover from when the civilian kilt was militarised in 1746. When the Dress Act was repealed in 1782, the only people who had legally worn them for the previous 36 years were soldiers and officers of the highland regiments. So when it was an article of uniform, it would have been subject to the same level of detailed regulation as the red coat, boots, wigs, packs, and every other item of military attire. Of course, after 1782, the army continued to wear kilts, prolonging the confusion between an article of uniform, and an article of civilian dress, which is not subject to regulation. My impression is that when the act was repealed, that there was a sense of "civilianising" an item of military uniform, rather than reversing the previous militarisation of a longstanding item of civilian attire. So the baggage of how to wear it as a uniform accompanied its later use. I still see people from Scotland argue (in the ceaseless underpants debate) "When I was in the army we had dress inspections with a mirror, and anyone caught wearing underpants..." Well I have news for him: most men are not in the army and I haven't been in the army for some time. Putting a kilt on is not the same as wearing chest webbing or a military hat in public. https://swingfreeforcancer.org/2016/10/27/kilt-cops-tartan-nazis-and-the-need-or-not-to-be-scottish/ An answer I have started giving to kilt cops around the place, is "My kilt is not a military kilt, it's a civilian one, just like the clothes you're wearing. The army has shirts and troo$er$, but you don't adhere to Army Standing Orders for Dress in how you iron them, or what kind of belt you wear, and neither to I. As Kevin says, "My kilt, my rules." p.s. the text editor keeps changing the word troo$er$ and p@nt$ to a bunch of punctuation marks. No idea why.
  3. Swing Free for Cancer!

    Hello! As of last Sunday I will be wearing a kilt all day, every day, for a year, to raise money and awareness for testicular cancer. I work as an anaesthetist (anaesthesiologist in North American English), so I cannot wear one in the operating theatre, but I do wear it in pre-admission clinic and consulting on the wards. I have a blog HERE and a Facebook page HERE. My wife is a bit furious, but she'll get over it.
  4. Hi all, I'm fairly new to kilting. I have only been wearing one for the last month but I have decided to wear one for a whole year in order to raise money for testicular cancer research in Australia. I have a Utilikilt, two 5.11s, a cheapy acrylic thing from eBay, and a herringbone sage-grey 5 yard wool kilt from the Scotland Kilt Company. I have another five and an eight yard being made, in two family tartans (MacKinlay and Ferguson respectively). My Website is HERE and Facebook page is HERE My wife is a wee bit furious, but she'll get over it.