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  1. We make kilts out of all kinds of materials and are often asked what's better? The answer is simple, whatever you prefer is the best choice for you. It's hard to suggest that there are types of kilts that are more " kilt" than another style of kilt. That being said there are a lot of kilts that are quite fashion forward and not everyone's cup of tea, but they are certainly great for those that like them. When choosing a kilt ask yourself "What will I be doing while wearing this kilt" and then select the best type of kilt that fits the activity and of course your personality. There are conventions of dress that often correspond with kilt wearing and it's wise to know them and the occasions in which they are relevant, but it's up to you as to whether or not you choose to follow them. If you don't, if you for example decide you'll wear a nifty camo kilt and hoodie to a black tie event, you should be ready and unsurprised by any negative feedback that comes at you. As a kilt wearer you're representing kilt wearing folks everywhere and it behooves you to put your best pleat forward!
  2. Here is a link to some, well a lot of the kilts we've made. https://www.facebook.com/nohkilts/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1397351713870305
  3. In hindsight I believe there is no sillier sight than a kiltie working a plunger. Ever seen the shake weight commercials? imagine that, soaking wet staring a bathroom sink down. Not fun. *****do not repost without a link to this page***** Get your own copy of Kiltology here! www.amazon.com
  4. Hello Group, As a man who's worn kilts for over 5 years now, I've been a lurker on a number of forums for quite a while; The Brotherhood being my favorite, I've officially decided to become active in it as it is by far the most diverse, accommodating, friendly, and open group out there, and in these forums I feel I could participate and be open in asking questions and sharing my views. Having stated that I've been a follower of other forums I've always been fascinated by the extreme in which some men "kilt" - in particular I’m referencing threads on other forums about the level of dress that a man can achieve when wearing a kilt: festival wear, sporty wear, highland games dress, daywear, smart daywear, semi-formal, white-tie, all-in all there are threads that list about 10 differing levels of formality or appropriateness available to men dressing in a kilt. Just starting out I was amazed at the different levels that so many men seems to participate in when wearing the kilt: the sheer number of accessories it would take to accomplish 8-10 varying levels of formality around just one kilt, and the amount of money it would take to complete these looks as well as the level of effort of obtaining and maintaining them. I have to admit I continually had to revisit these discussions and wonder if I really should be kilting because after all - if I'm running to the bank doesn't that mean I should dress in "dressy daywear"? I can't pull off a pith helmet or a Glengarry with ribbons. I'm frugal - how can I really get my money’s-worth out of a blue velvet Sheffimuir jacket and vest? Buckle Brogues? Some men have it, but I'd look like a grown man wearing my sister's Mary Janes, it’s just not my style… Then it finally hit me - yes I am a little slow on the uptake sometimes - I don't have 10 varying levels of dress when I am not wearing a kilt, why do I need to subscribe to the mentality that I needed to retain some levels of formality that I consider somewhat antiquated when I do wear one? Before I go further - I am not criticizing those that men that do subscribe to this and get great joy from doing so - instead I am saying that for myself and possibly a great number of other men the standard in which we dress in a kilt can follow what we do and how we live today. After a sigh of relief that I was not required to invest in diced hose, a doublet, any hats with feathers or rosettes, walking sticks or a jabot, I realized that as a middle-aged, middle-income man living in the Western US that I have approximately 3 levels of dress: 1. Casual (Jean/Shorts and T-Shirt/Polo equivalent) - Could be anything from a kilt and nothing else when painting the house or cutting the grass to a kilt with a t-shirt or polo. The kilt itself could be traditional or a utility kilt. Sneakers, boots, or sandals would be the footwear of choice and the option to wear hose or not, and if so they might be pushed down. Belts and sporrans if worn could be simple or unique. 2. Business casual (Jeans/Dress p@nt$ and Polo/Dress-Shirt equivalent) - Tartan or non-tartan kilt, dressier shoes or boots - hose could still be pushed down with boots. A collared shirt would be the standard, a polo or an oxford, possibly with a sweater, vest, or open jacket without a tie, and a simple, matching belt and sporran if in a traditional kilt. 3.Dressy (Suit/Tux equivalent) - Dress shoes or ghillies, shirt, jacket and tie. At a dress event an Argyll would be sufficient to that of a tuxedo jacket. Transitioning from dressy to formal depends on the choice of jacket and tie as well as the shoes and accessories. I'd like to add the caveat that just because my level of dress is more casual that it's never sloppy; I'm a fastidious dresser - items are always neat, clean and pressed. Color is key and when I pull out a kilt it's a concerted effort to make sure that every detail has been paid attention to, accessories are appropriate and polished. Maybe it's because I'm in the West and standards are more relaxed, possibly it's because I'm American, could be that in my lifetime I don't see men putting on suits and ties because they have to run downtown to do their banking - nope, we're running to the local ATM and a visit to downtown isn't the same as it was in 1950s. Standards of dress have changed over the years and as a kilt wearer, (who does happen to believe that they are the preferable alternative to p@nt$ but they are just that - an alternative to p@nt$ and not a costume), I feel that I need to treat the remainder of my dress as such. I feel that I look better when the remainder of my clothes are appropriate to the setting or situation and I just happen to be wearing a kilt instead of shorts or jeans or p@nt$. I also counter that in a great number of locales a night at a play doesn't require a suit or tuxedo or that a dinner-date doesn't require a tie, so wearing a kilt shouldn't alter the remainder of your clothing selection for these events or any other. I just think that the days of dressing as your great, great grandfather would should he have worn a kilt when you wear a kilt is isn't for me - it's a different world and I think you can do the kilt justice, wear it well, and still be a current and sharp-dressed man. My goal here is not to ostracize anyone who has certain likes when wearing the kilt, anyone who is keen on broader options, who has a more historical approach to the kilt or who enjoys a huge spectrum of accessories and varying levels of formality, but instead I am looking for confirmation from others that wearing a kilt need not take so much time and effort and money, nor should dressing in one be a rigorous or rigid event - dress as you normally would, just swap out the kilt for a pair of p@nt$, own it, look sharp, and have fun. Anyone else feel the same?
  5. Brotherhood of the Kilt: StumpTown Kilts website recently came under attack from hackers. The site was infected with malware making it unusable and possibly infecting some of your machines. STK is very sorry for any inconvenience. We have taken appropriate measures to handle this situation. Our Wordpress site has been erased and we have built a new site from scratch, so be sure to check it out! Same domain name- www.stumptownkilts.com, but a much better on-line shopping experience, which is SSL Certified (secure). For your shopping convenience, we have Google Checkout, which lets you securely buy our products using Google Wallet. We sincerely hope we did not cause any inconveniences or damage anyone computers. Sincerely, Stumptown Kilts