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#1 Piipriker

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:17 AM

got to take some pictures this noon

no regular hose, just Burberry knee socks with Argyll pattern

2nd picture: with Tweed jacket and my new Stetson silk cap (for the summer)

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#2 Lonnie Cox

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:27 AM

Very sharp and the blazer really look good with it. Where did you get the kilt? I've been wanting a nice tweed.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:46 AM

Very nice!
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#4 Piipriker

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:47 AM

Very sharp and the blazer really look good with it.


Thanks. I got lucky, finding a short one in the shop, that is not too long for wear with a kilt.
And it was reduced in price :-)

Where did you get the kilt? I've been wanting a nice tweed.


I got it from scotweb. This is the Cheviot Black Herringbone tweed.
They have a nice selection. I finally decided for a subdued one and not for the Braveheart Plaid
(but someday ...)

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#5 branmakmorn

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:55 AM

Very nice looking kilt. i have been considering getting a tweed for a while, but i wasn't sure how they would look. Sometimes it's hard to tell from catalogs and internet pics.

#6 Piipriker

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:54 PM

Very nice looking kilt. i have been considering getting a tweed for a while, but i wasn't sure how they would look. Sometimes it's hard to tell from catalogs and internet pics.


I've been jumping into cold water with the decision for tweed. In the end the decision was made because I couldn't decide on a tartan, and second to placate the wife, who thought, not being from scottish heritage I shouldn't wear a clan related tartan. In part this is my own view as well.
For me it's the same as using a Coat of Arms, I don't have a connection with or using a family name that is not mine.
In german law a COA is directly connected with the name and you must not use another name.

The tweed is called black, but it is in reality grey with some dark blue fibres. I've recently seen some interesting tartan kilts in tweed i.e from Lady Crystel.

As a boy in the sixties I didn't like tweed (it was popular then) because it was scratchy, at least what my parents could afford. The tweed of the kilt has definitely a nice feel to it.

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#7 Fueco

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:34 PM

I like the tweed... I'd get a matching cap to go with it as well!


I've had the same thoughts about using other family's tartans. It may not be wrong, per se; but I prefer to wear the universal tartans. In the hopefully not-to-distant future, I'll get a wool kilt in one of my family tartans (after I'm working full-time again rather than going to school!).

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:47 PM

You know, I like that a lot. Teams really well with the Burberry's I was looking at a pair in that colour myself but went with the green & burgundy
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#9 Piipriker

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:53 AM

I like the tweed... I'd get a matching cap to go with it as well!


That were a possibility, but I wanted something light and airy for the summer in addition to my Tilley hemp hat.
The cap has a nice herringbone design and with the colours most people won't tell a difference anyway.

And for winter I have my cashmere basque.

I've had the same thoughts about using other family's tartans. It may not be wrong, per se; but I prefer to wear the universal tartans. In the hopefully not-to-distant future, I'll get a wool kilt in one of my family tartans (after I'm working full-time again rather than going to school!).


The kilts won't run away ;-)

Edit: forgot the following link. There you find a great selection of hats and caps
http://www.hartfordyork.com

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:37 AM

I have a tweed kilt I ordered after meeting a personal goal last year and I really like it. The tweed is from Marton Mill's Cairngorme line and I am very pleased with it. John Hart of Keltoi made mine. Robert Pel of RKilts is also now making tweed kilts as well.
I was anticipating it to be scratchy on the skin but it is not at all. I wear the kilt regularly and have gotten many comments on it.
At least with mine, photos don't adequately pick up the color flecks in the wool which I believe really enhance the look. I have actually seen pics of a few tartans woven in tweed and they look fantastic, until I saw just how dear they were. :P

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:29 AM

Looks good!!

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#12 Piipriker

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 04:44 PM

At least with mine, photos don't adequately pick up the color flecks in the wool which I believe really enhance the look.


I have a picture of mine. It's intentionally a wee bit overexposed. (see below)

I have actually seen pics of a few tartans woven in tweed and they look fantastic, until I saw just how dear they were. :P


Oh yes, did you see the one Paul Henry made? Outstanding.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 05:31 PM

thank you Jorg, for the name check!
I think tweed kilts are lovely, I've made many of them , from all sorts of tweeds, and yes Harris ones are expemsive, but ones made from Marton Mills tweed are much less, and of course I could well be happy to offer special prices for the BotK!

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:38 PM

Oh yes, did you see the one Paul Henry made? Outstanding.


In America they used to have a special program where you could order a Saab, fly to Europe pick up the car at the factory, drive around Sweden, have a holiday an then they would ship the car for you back to your home. I am thinking of a similar thing with Paul, once the economics work out. Order a kilt from Paul, fly to London, pick up my kilt, finally make good on the Pint I owe him and after getting to Northumberland (friends) return home with my new kilt. Besides making wonderful kilts the things I learn through his many posts on construction of kilts, asymetrical tartans etc is fantastic.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:48 PM

the pleats in that kilt are sharp looking. very nice.
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#16 Piipriker

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:39 PM

... I am thinking of a similar thing with Paul, once the economics work out. Order a kilt from Paul, fly to London, pick up my kilt, finally make good on the Pint I owe him and after getting to Northumberland (friends) return home with my new kilt.


Sounds like a plan.

Besides making wonderful kilts the things I learn through his many posts on construction of kilts, asymetrical tartans etc is fantastic.


I also value his honest opinion.

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#17 Piipriker

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:41 PM

the pleats in that kilt are sharp looking. very nice.


scotweb definitely did a good job




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