Difficulties with partners

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Re: Difficulties with partners

Postby KenCT » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:31 pm

oldsalt wrote
... at Costco. The heaviest thing I am carrying when I go in is my wallet , and by the time we leave its the lightest

:lol:

Fortunately, these trips don't happen too often!

Today the Good Wife washed a couple of my skirts without my even asking. Happy days.

Hope this finds you in good health
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Re: Difficulties with partners

Postby skirtyscot » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:07 pm

Woohoo! Acceptance by the Mrs, even if it is only for a trip to the local Costco, is a great event! The first of many skirted outings with her, I hope.

You are indeed luckier than many men here, as am I. Last week Hazel and I went to an archaeological dig together, inter alia, with me in a skirt. What's more, we had her father with us. Not a peep of complaint.
Keep on skirting,

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Re: Difficulties with partners

Postby KenCT » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:26 am

Good to hear that, skirtyscot!

It happens that the wife and I spent three days in and around Edinburgh this spring, enjoyed the time thoroughly. First time for us both in your lovely country, we hope to return for a longer and wider-ranging visit soon.

Didn't buy a kilt, it would be false advertising, as all my ancestry (and wife's) lies in the land of sauerkraut and beer (and more beer).

Wishing you also many more pleasant outings.
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Re: Difficulties with partners

Postby greenboots » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:48 pm

Hi Ken. You shouldn’t let lack of Scottish ancestry put you off wearing the kilt. I’m all English as far as I know, but proudly wear a kilt for Ceilidh and other special occasions. There are now plenty of tartans without family association, as well as plain or patterned varieties of kilt. In a addition, some posted a link to a French kilt maker. (I can’t copy and paste just now as I’m on my phone).

Forget accusations of cultural appropriation and enjoy the kilt for its own sake.

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Re: Difficulties with partners

Postby victor1964 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:38 pm

greenboots wrote:Hi Ken. You shouldn’t let lack of Scottish ancestry put you off wearing the kilt. I’m all English as far as I know, but proudly wear a kilt for Ceilidh and other special occasions. There are now plenty of tartans without family association, as well as plain or patterned varieties of kilt. In a addition, some posted a link to a French kilt maker. (I can’t copy and paste just now as I’m on my phone).

Forget accusations of cultural appropriation and enjoy the kilt for its own sake.

Regards

Steven



I will second Stevens comments, I am English through and through. Not even a hint of Scottish (or Irish) blood in my family tree. I wear kilts on a regular basis, I don't go for the traditional kilts but like the utility kilt style. I do, however, repeatedly get asked if I am Scottish when wearing a kilt. I take great delight in their confused expression when i say "no, I just like wearing skirts.." priceless :D
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Re: Difficulties with partners

Postby kilty » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:47 am

I own several kilts, and four Kilt Suits as well - there's nothing better than a traditional kilt, anyone can wear whatever tartan they want. I'm not exactly Scottish :mrgreen:
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Here's my Tweed Kilt Suit (I was about to put my sporran on)... I do like my Contemporary kilt suits, like Ray does 8)
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Re: Difficulties with partners

Postby Sinned » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:07 pm

Hey kilty, you look rather dapper in that kilt suit. The colour suits you very well. You photograph really well and it's a shame that it's taken so long for you to show how good you look. More please. :D
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Re: Difficulties with partners

Postby eightofnine » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:30 pm

kilty wrote:I own several kilts, and four Kilt Suits as well - there's nothing better than a traditional kilt, anyone can wear whatever tartan they want. I'm not exactly Scottish :mrgreen:
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Here's my Tweed Kilt Suit (I was about to put my sporran on)... I do like my Contemporary kilt suits, like Ray does 8)



looking good ,i like the suit .
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Re: Difficulties with partners

Postby Freedomforall » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:23 pm

I would never be able to wear so much as a kilt in front of my mother. She is 75 and has dementia. Even before this set in she was always one to make fun of people. I recall once I accompanied her with my wife for dinner. I was wearing a floral pair of pants which was not common for men in this area to wear. This would have been around 1999. My mother and ex-wife made fun of me the whole time. My mother would point and laugh as my ex-wife made snide remarks. It was horrible to think that at 30 years of age I was enduring such torture.
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Re: Difficulties with partners

Postby crfriend » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:30 pm

Freedomforall wrote:It was horrible to think that at 30 years of age I was enduring such torture.

Dementia is a horribly cruel thing, and in its early phases tends to enhance one's bad points -- mean people get exponentially meaner and the careless get exponentially more careless. I went through this with my grandfather -- whom I eventually had to walk away from, and also with my late ex- who was wobbling badly in the late 2000s.

At least you got clear successfully, and you're fortunate in that. Here's hoping for clear sailing, or at least VFR.
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Re: Difficulties with partners

Postby Freedomforall » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:36 pm

Carl,

I greatly appreciate that. It is hard to deal with. I still try and go see her. She can't hear and can no longer write anything that is remotely coherent. On a brighter note we will be taking sailing certification lessons soon. We used to have a 19 foot Starwind and loved it. Sailing has always been our dream.
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Re: Difficulties with partners

Postby kilty » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:21 pm

Sinned wrote:Hey kilty, you look rather dapper in that kilt suit. The colour suits you very well. You photograph really well and it's a shame that it's taken so long for you to show how good you look. More please. :D
gee, thanks :oops: :wink:
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Re: Difficulties with partners

Postby Ray » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:51 am

kilty wrote:I own several kilts, and four Kilt Suits as well - there's nothing better than a traditional kilt, anyone can wear whatever tartan they want. I'm not exactly Scottish :mrgreen:
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Here's my Tweed Kilt Suit (I was about to put my sporran on)... I do like my Contemporary kilt suits, like Ray does 8)


That is sensational! What a magnificent look!
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Re: Difficulties with partners

Postby moonshadow » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:30 am

Sinned wrote:Hey kilty, you look rather dapper in that kilt suit. The colour suits you very well. You photograph really well and it's a shame that it's taken so long for you to show how good you look. More please. :D

+1 and seconded!
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Re: Difficulties with partners

Postby Kirbstone » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:04 am

Kilty,

Fabulous!, and you say you have four of them. I can only assume they cost you a packet. That brown tweed is most becoming.

From a purely selfish point of view, probably seconded by other members of he Forum here, we would all very much like to see real pics taken without a phone to your face and not in a framed mirror.

The modest outlay on a self-timed camera wouldn't hurt, I'm sure.

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