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Contemporary Kilt By Lady Chrystel

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Lady Chrystel made herself a new friend on the Internet.

She, her husband and 3 children left Paris city life and came to live in the French Alps, not very far from us (the next valley).

Her husband has been wanting a kilt for a long time, but not a traditional kilt; something completely original.

So they sat down one afternoon and figured it out .

It was going to be made from Black isle tartan 16oz Jura range from Marton Mills, for a MacAbre look, as would say Hamish.

They settled for 2 HUGE double pleats in the back and 3 reverse Kingussie pleats on each side.

One under apron pocket.

It's not a casual kilt; more a smart 6 yards contemporary kilt to hit the town in the evening.

He wears it low...

Wanna see it ?

Here goes :

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Best,

Robert

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Now that's nice Robert. There's something about that tartan that stikes my fancy....

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Wow that looks sweet. I'll bet the extra wide DB pleats are really comfortable to sit on.

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Wow that looks sweet. I'll bet the extra wide DB pleats are really comfortable to sit on.

Well I didn't try, but it would seem logical.

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That looks absolutely awesome. I really like the tartan and pleating.

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Your wife's work never ceases to amaze! It's a beautiful and unusual piece.

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Although I'm not a fan of contemporary kilts, there's something about that one that is appealing. Possibly because it so retains its "kiltishness" for want of a better word. The tartan is nice, subtle & subdued, yet still striking. Well done again, guys!

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Awesome!!

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That does look great! I like the simplicity of the lines, works very well with the color.

How does the under-apron pocket work? And is it a hand- sized- pocket, keys- sized pocket, or something in between?

We loves some pocketses.

-kiltncarry

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That does look great! I like the simplicity of the lines, works very well with the color.

How does the under-apron pocket work? And is it a hand- sized- pocket, keys- sized pocket, or something in between?

We loves some pocketses.

-kiltncarry

It's a hand size pocket, but pockets can be made in any sizes, and as many as you want, with zippers, velcro... or nothing at all .

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Very elegant execution combining the two pleat styles. It must be good if our traditionalist from cown under approves. ;)

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