Update 1/22/11: Gary (Proprietor of Celtic Warrior Kilts) has reestablished contact. From within this thread, forum members have spoken highly of him and his product. The consensus and report is that my experience was a result of a temporary and extraordinary issue for Gary and his business and that it was by no means intentional. As of now we have confirmed an updated delivery date and I'm looking forward to receiving my Celtic Warrior Kilt!
Update 2/24/11: I received a tracking number last week! Although it doesn't appear to be moving.
Update 2/25/11: Still no response to my last email requesting when the kilt will actually be put into the mail. So far the package tracking is a week old and it indicates that the package hasn't been received by the USPS.
about I know I'm new here, but I've been lurking for about six months. I was glad to just read all the information I could about wearing kilts and people's experiences.
I recently (finally) signed up, but unfortunately it was to ask if anyone knew if something was going on with Gary at Celtic Warrior Kilts.
In November of 2010 I placed an order with Celtic Warrior Kilts for a custom kilt. Eventually we came to agree on fabric color, style, accessories. He even offered to throw on a "modesty snap" at no cost. So I was pretty d@mn excited! I sent in my payment and said make me a kilt!
According to his website it says that it takes 3-4 weeks before the order is shipped so I waited. I figure I got'ta let a craftsman do his job. Shortly before due time at the end of December 2010 I sent a note asking how it was going and never received a reply. I waited another week asking for a status update and again I received no reply. About that time I posted on this forum hoping that someone may help or even Gary might post back. Hey, I know sometimes stuff happens.
Now it's the 15th and it's looking like I got scammed. I'm out my payment... I could've supported someone else. And instead of posting up how awesome my kilt is, I got to post a warning to others that may order from CWK and send payment.
A couple of weeks late isn't terrible, but the lack of communication tells me that I've been scammed.
It bums me out, but I cannot recommend Celtic Warrior Kilts to my friends or anyone else that may be interested in a modern kilt.
Hopefully I can get my money back (or, hell, maybe even get my kilt!) I'll certainly be sure to update this thread if anything changes.
Take care everyone! And thanks for all the great info.