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  1. Cool. I haven't done any paddling like that. The fishing was really bad in all of the lakes I tried, which a few years back were quite reliable. Has to do with the dry summer and extremely low water levels.
  2. Went to some secluded lakes in Northern Ontario, a lot farther North than the big wildfires we are currently having around Parry Sound, although I did drive past those. The kilt didn't see the inside of the boat, mainly to avoid being hit with fish slime and all that good stuff. However, I did take time to wear it on a morning hike and snap a few shots while dismantling my tent before the camera battery died. Hiking in the Canadian shield in the kilt is glorious. Advice In the photos I am still wearing normal socks. Wear proper kilt hose to cover more of your leg from mosquitoes and horse flies. Bring a nice wool kilt to wear while not fishing, but have an acrylic, or even older, more worn wool kilt if you plan to do activities where you expect to get filthy.
  3. Looks good. Was the 2 month wait because you custom ordered? Hope it stays in your wardrobe for a long time! The pin is really cool too.
  4. Bumped into this song by a band called the Irish Rovers while listening to music from the East coast of Canada. Donal where's your troosers? Do you know of any kilted songs? Post em.
  5. Yes I agree. I have a tartan utility kilt, was not sure about the fabric performing very well. From my tests doing a workout, it could have been better. The plain coloured utility kilts seem to be made from cotton, rather than poly viscose, which I presumed would be more comfortable.
  6. Hey everyone, a friend sent this to me in case I was interested in seeing the bands since I'm learning pipes right now. Here's something that may interest some of you, especially any Canadians living in Ontario. The City of Orillia is recognising it's Scottish heritage by having an official tartan recognised. The effort is being lead by a few locals but I don't know much more about it. Official Orillia Tartan Pattern As far as I can tell, it is not available for kilts, however the site does mention other items featuring the tartan will be made available. Orillia is very nice, by the way. I remember having a tough time playing their hockey teams as a youth. Orillia Scottish Festival
  7. Hello Franz you're on the right website.
  8. Well it's been at least a month since I first stocked my closet with a few kilts. I've been wearing them every day in preference of p@nt$. There are a few upcoming activities that I would like to take the kilt through: Kayaking, hiking and fishing. There is just no end to the usefulness of the garment. It looks like the kilt is in my wardrobe to stay. I'll probably end up hiking first, so I'll be sure to include photos of hiking gear. Typically, I would wear cargo p@nt$, but I tend to not put anything other than paper in my cargo pockets. With the kilt on, some type of vest or backpack will be required. I'm sure I'll be comfortable while I do it. Have a kilted day.
  9. Having to buy new clothes is part of the reward of losing weight (or gaining it, if you're a skinny guy trying to bulk up!)
  10. Those are all nice tartans. I like that the wild cat one is dedicated to an animal. My dog stayed inside!
  11. Nice! This is probably my favourite tartan, it really does remind me of Canada's changing leaf colours in the fall. Hope you had a good evening, I did a bit of a fireworks show.
  12. It's Canada Day today, so I'm flying the old Red Ensign and wearing the Maple tartan kilt that I have. It's a lighter polyviscose with a velcro waist that I purchased with the intention of using it for outdoors and athletic activities, but it looks quite nice. Photos are from when I first purchased.
  13. This one was better than the standard tartan utility kilt that I tried before from UT. Definitely trying the sportkilt next.
  14. Looks great. I was just admiring this tartan yesterday, wondering how it would look as a kilt and there it is. Nice effect of the yellow and red on the pleats, and an interesting find. Perhaps the mystery label enhances the mystique.