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Kilt-based fashions, both traditional and contemporary. Come on guys, bring on the pleats!
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Socks

Post by D McD » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:57 pm

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.

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Post by Uncle Al » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:38 pm

Socks should NOT match the kilt. That is what the "flashes" are for.
They 'blend' the tartan toward the shoes.

I'ld recommend a white or cream color Kilt hose. This works the best
for any kilt you wear.

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Re: Socks

Post by skirtyscot » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:34 pm

Socks which match the kilt are only ever worn by Highland Dancers, in my experience.* How's your sword dancing?

*and only by women and girls, though that in itself hardly counts as a reason not to, at least not round here!
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Re: Socks

Post by Chirp » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:47 pm

I will wear black socks with my black kilt,
With a traditional kilt you don't watch the socks to it,
Don't wear white unless your in pipe band.

My self I tend to wear black mostly. I'm also not one do go all out with the traditional look.
If i'm playing pipes at a funeral i go all Black, Unless asked to dress more traditional.
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Re: Socks

Post by r.m.anderson » Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:47 am

Wearing "BRIGHT" WHITE sox is questionable and has nothing to do with after the labor day holiday.

Cable knit sox are recommended - something with a pop-corn weave - having adequate length
to fold over at the top of the calf and conceal any elastic band with flashes.

Taking these two things into consideration then "bright" white hose with no cover for the flashes
would not be the ideal situation.

White hose/sox show dirt and discoloration very easily - not an exemplary display.

The type of shoe or boot worn plays apart in sox selection - wearing thick sox with a basic loafer
style shoe maybe liken on the extreme side to looking like a hockey goalie with oversize leg pads.

There are casual kilt sox wearing and the more formal with flashes and brogues shoes with the
lacing wrapping around the sox and tying off at mid calf.

A lot depends on what is the occasion "Kilt Casual" or "Kilt Formal".
With Kilt Casual almost anything goes Kilt Formal is more attention detailed suitable for weddings and funerals.
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !

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Re: Socks

Post by Kirbstone » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:26 am

Very good and comprehensive explanation, RM.

Returning from the one and only wedding attended kilted up, I went on a photo rampage around the grounds and this is just one of many such shots, but it illustrates your white knee socks with flashes quite well. A niece married a Campbell. She could have done worse....

Nowadays for casual wear I tend to go for black knee socks....less bulk & lighter in an airline-friendly bag.
Pic. 2: My friend's kilt is a Sligo Tartan.

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Re: Socks

Post by Anetta » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:05 pm

D McD wrote: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.
I think it should they be in matching tartan, or white, or any color one chooses!

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Re: Socks

Post by Gusto10 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:19 am

Anetta wrote:
D McD wrote: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.
I think it should they be in matching tartan, or white, or any color one chooses!
Hmm, a (new?) junior member that does not exist… interesting

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Post by crfriend » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:05 pm

Gusto10 wrote:Hmm, a (new?) junior member that does not exist… interesting
That one turned out to be a spammer so was permanently disabled and reported to our upstream anti-spam folks.

Several content-free messages followed by a blatant spam post will get that done.
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Re: Socks

Post by weeladdie18 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:14 pm

I was quoted in one post by this spammer....
I could not find an Introduction from this new member who had made four or five posts.

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