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by D McD
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another newbie (or is it newby)
Replies: 15
Views: 1458

Re: Another newbie (or is it newby)

Many thanks for the note, weeladdie18.

I know your part of Cornwall well, and was there almost exactly a year ago. I absolutely love it. Some of the most beautiful, albeit empty, scenery of anywhere outside of the Highlands.

All the best

David.
by D McD
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Kilts, Kilts
Topic: Sporran chain/strap/hanger ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2730

Sporran chain/strap/hanger ?

Greetings, all I've been wondering how to wear a sporran. I've done some reading about chains vs straps, and it seems both are "acceptable" but straps are lighter and easier on kilt fabric than possibly a chain with maybe sharp edges. But how about the hangers that I've seen on Amazon and elsewhere ...
by D McD
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another newbie (or is it newby)
Replies: 15
Views: 1458

Re: Another newbie (or is it newby)

Thanks for adding your voice to the growing swell of a chorus of welcomes. Yes, there's a huge amount of resource here. Am trying to digest it in bite sized portions! As for the search function thingamabob, maybe it was to do with my new member status? Or perhaps some function call timed out due to ...
by D McD
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another newbie (or is it newby)
Replies: 15
Views: 1458

Re: Another newbie (or is it newby)

Sorry to hear you've been exiled to Oz. Although, of course, the truth which neither of us dare utter in public is that Australia is actually a marvelous place to live and with a great standard of living and quality of life. Hope you're enjoying it there - my brother lives in Melbourne and thinks th...
by D McD
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Kilts, Kilts
Topic: So, kiltshopping?
Replies: 46
Views: 7920

Re: So, kiltshopping?

An "open bottom" effect. I'm scared to ask what that might be! :oops: :lol:
by D McD
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Kilts, Kilts
Topic: So, kiltshopping?
Replies: 46
Views: 7920

Re: So, kiltshopping?

Thank you, the Kilt Society site in particular looks really nice.
by D McD
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Kilts, Kilts
Topic: So, kiltshopping?
Replies: 46
Views: 7920

Re: So, kiltshopping?

That is tremendously helpful, thank you. The dimensions/measurement issue is definitely one that has been troubling me. Some places ask for four measurements, others just one. It seems an easy bet as to which supplier is likely to deliver something more or less as hoped for. How about Scottish Kilt ...
by D McD
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Kilts, Kilts
Topic: So, kiltshopping?
Replies: 46
Views: 7920

Re: So, kiltshopping?

Thank you, they've great prices on their entry-level style kilts. But I'm intrigued and entranced by the $20 sort of price on eBay kilts. I do note the sizing is very basic, so that's a worry right from the get-go, and the adage of "you get what you pay for" keeps sounding in my head. Has anyone fou...
by D McD
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another newbie (or is it newby)
Replies: 15
Views: 1458

Re: Another newbie (or is it newby)

Wow, if your mother was/is a cousin to the queen, that means you're related too.

Which means here I am, talking to a relative of the Queen. :D Next time you're visiting Buck House, can I come along too?

Seattle is a lovely area. I've been very happy here.
by D McD
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another newbie (or is it newby)
Replies: 15
Views: 1458

Re: Another newbie (or is it newby)

Thanks for the kind welcome.

As for strict rules, that's always been a challenge of mine. But I promise to be on my best behavior here. Of course. :wink:

David.
by D McD
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Kilts, Kilts
Topic: Socks
Replies: 9
Views: 2840

Socks

Hi I'm going to get a traditional Scottish tartan kilt, and am wondering about socks. Two questions. Are long "walk socks" the best/only choice? Should they be in matching tartan, or white, or any color one chooses? Would appreciate any tips about sock selection. Many thanks and Sláinte Mhath David.
by D McD
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Kilts, Kilts
Topic: So, kiltshopping?
Replies: 46
Views: 7920

Re: So, kiltshopping?

Hi

Wondering if there are any updates to this?

Some people have mentioned buying on eBay - does anyone have links to bona fide eBay dealers?

Many thanks and Sláinte Mhath

David.
by D McD
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Kilts, Kilts
Topic: Opinions on scottishkiltshop.com
Replies: 29
Views: 3231

Re: Opinions on scottishkiltshop.com

I wonder if there are any new updates on this vendor. I'm hoping to buy an inexpensive "trial" kilt. I've no idea if I'll like it or not, and I'd rather spend $50 or so on a test kilt, than $500+ on a "real" one. Are there other low price vendors as well? The Scottish Kilt Shop keeps cropping up on ...
by D McD
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another newbie (or is it newby)
Replies: 15
Views: 1458

Another newbie (or is it newby)

Hi I'm Scottish on my mother's side, born in New Zealand, and now living in the US. I often go to Scotland and have finally decided to take the plunge and wear a kilt (not a skirt, a kilt!). Beset with questions and curiosities, looking forward to learning and in time to contributing to this useful ...