So you think you can wear tartan?

Written by Rufus Steele

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On average most people opt for a medium, unless they know they will be usingrepparttar kilt for specific official functions or outings.

The specific mill from which your kilt is coming also has a small bearing, in that not all of them either stocksrepparttar 143812 design of tartan you prefer or make that design inrepparttar 143813 weight you want. One way to combat this is to determinerepparttar 143814 mill that you'd like your kilt to come from and then find out what specific selections they offer.

Another alternative is to haverepparttar 143815 kilt custom made for you - but that can be rather expensive!

Conversely - you don't have to have Tartan you know!

Gaining in popularity and awareness arerepparttar 143816 Irish and Welsh kilts. The Irish are more widespread with a wider range of choices and they come in plain tartan designs or just simple one color kilts.

It's far more common for an Irish kilt to reflect a particular county, city or state as opposed to a family or bloodline. There they wear it to emphasise their county of origin.

Choosing and wearing a kilt can be fun and dashing. Take your time withrepparttar 143817 choices to make sure you have one that you feel comfortable in and that gives you a personal sense of pride and you'll find you gain an awful lot more from wearing it than any pair of jeans!

A long time writing enhusiast, Rufus has written many articles on varied topics, based on whatever takes his notice.

You can read more of his Kilt articles by following the link to The Busy Kilt

Is the Kilt making a full blooded come back?

Written by Rufus Steele

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Even now, looking back atrepparttar old black and white photos - yes, it WAS that long ago - I get a thrill of seeing myself dressed like that.


Because it was different, unique and - dare I say it - I looked damn good! (I seem to remember it made a huge impression on my fellow official forrepparttar 143811 occasion,repparttar 143812 bridesmaid called Candy, a curly blonde haired girl a year older than me. I have a misty memory of her asking her mom why i was wearing a skirt!)

A kilt nowadays plays a much larger part. Beyondrepparttar 143813 more well known kilts of Scotland with their heritage of history behind each unique Tartan design, comesrepparttar 143814 Kilts of Ireland and Wales in family crests or solid colors.

With society relaxing it's own strict and nonsensical ideas of what is right and what is wrong, more men are coming to wear kilts, enjoyingrepparttar 143815 uniqueness and freedom such a garment gives.

It is now more common to attend company dinners, awards and opening nights and spot one or two men dressed in kilted splendour.

Indeed, a whole new industry is beginning to grow - assisted byrepparttar 143816 internet with it's ease of ordering and choosing - where new styles, designs and ideas ofrepparttar 143817 traditional kilt are being tested and reworked.

For example, you can now buy kilts in camo pattern or kilts with pockets either side as opposed torepparttar 143818 standard requirement for a sporran.

As for me andrepparttar 143819 kilt - as I get older and less worried about what other people think of me,repparttar 143820 thoughts do stray to when I was 6 years old and how proud I felt dressed in such regal splendour. Withrepparttar 143821 hot weather getting hotter each day a cooling breeze would certainly be more welcome as well!

Now then, where did I put that sporran and dirk?

A long time writing enthusiast, Rufus has written articles on many varied subjects.

You can check out more of his Kilt pieces by following the link to The Busy Kilt.

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