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BS: kilt measurements

GUEST 19 May 05 - 12:24 AM
Big Al Whittle 19 May 05 - 02:43 AM
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John MacKenzie 19 May 05 - 03:51 AM
Big Al Whittle 19 May 05 - 04:35 AM
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Subject: BS: kilt measurements
From: GUEST
Date: 19 May 05 - 12:24 AM

I am about to buy my first kilt and I was wondering about the measurements...i see sites that say do it around the navel...but my belly sticks out a ways....can't I do it for my trouser waist instead? or do i measure just under the belly or what?


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 19 May 05 - 02:43 AM

seems like a rash move


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: Boab
Date: 19 May 05 - 03:15 AM

The Atkins diet might help!?!?


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: freda underhill
Date: 19 May 05 - 03:26 AM

maybe what you need is a quilt measurement?


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: Davetnova
Date: 19 May 05 - 03:30 AM

Waist, not under, Bum and length from navel to knee.


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 19 May 05 - 03:51 AM

A decent kilt shop will have ones you can try on, I would go that route. Remember the rule on length, when the wearer kneels down, the hem should just touch the floor.
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 19 May 05 - 04:35 AM

good advice there - I always wanted one that reached the floor


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 19 May 05 - 04:41 AM

Lie down on your face then!!
Giok ¦¬]

Regular employment is more important the irregular dimensions.


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: Micca
Date: 19 May 05 - 07:58 AM

for a good idea how to self-measure See Here


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: GUEST
Date: 19 May 05 - 08:06 AM

above the knee a boy

at the knee a man

below the knee - braggart!


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 19 May 05 - 10:15 AM

Giok is right, Guest. Try one on and see how it looks. I wear mine just under my ample belly and it looks just fine. Besides that I'm way too big for anyone to make fun of no matter how it looks.

Please send me all your best kilt jokes. I will be participating in several kilt wearing activities this summer and could use some "one liners" as well as decent or indecent chucklers pertaining to the manly "wearing of the plaid". Thanks all.

Best wishes,
Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 19 May 05 - 10:24 AM

Also what do you want a kilt for, and how often will you be wearing it? They do vary somewhat.

Millitary ones- such as for a Pipe band- are a much heavier materiel, longer around and have a slightly longer drop.

Normal ones are just that, normal. 8 yard, 16 oz.

Dancers ones are often slightly lighter, as it's hot work, and collapsing from heat exaustion on stage is not good.



How often will you wear it?

If you're going to be working in a Scottish theme palace, and will have to wear it every day, then a proper heavy one is best. If you're just going to wear it occasionally, then a lighter one will do.

Costs- A standard, 8 yard, 16oz kilt will be about 300 pounds, and a full formal setup will be about 600.

A lighter 'tourist' kilt will be about 40, and an informal setup (jacobite shirt, no jacket) about 100

The right shoes

Any smart black leather shoes look good, but dance shoes are best. But buy them small (2 sizes us/uk, 3-4 european), they stretch alot.

Hope that helps.

Bunnahabhain.


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 19 May 05 - 11:23 AM

Burl Ives once remarked, "The kilt is the only suitable garment for a man of my proportions."

And how to deal with that question:
•        My Scottish pride.
•        My shoes and socks.
•        Nothing is worn, everything is in perfect working order.
•        How warm are your hands?
•        Play your cards right and you can find out.
•        Me mother once told me a real lady wouldn't ask.
She was right, God bless 'er.
•        Tell me madam, would you go jogging without a bra?
•        To another man: Same as you, only bigger.
•        To another man: Your wife's/sister's/mother's lipstick.
•        To a woman: If I'm lucky, your lipstick.
•        Lipstick--two shades on a good day!
•        Socks, shoes and a wee bit of talcum powder.
•        Bagpipes, wanna give 'em a blow?
•        By a man: A wee set of pipes.
•        By a man: String -- I had to tie it up so it didn't hang below the kilt.
•        By a man: It's the smallest airport in the world.....2 hangars and a night fighter.
•        By a lady: A wee sporran.
•        By a lady: Chanel No. 5.
•        How badly do you want to know?
•        "Being a woman, sometimes other women feel more comfortable coming to
me to find out what the guys wear under their kilts. I usually say, 'I can only
speak for myself...... pantyhose.' (The wool of the kilt irritates my skin.)"
•        To a lady at church: What God graced me with.
•        Gi'e us your hand lassie, I'm a mon o' few wurds

From prevous thread.
Proper wearing of the kilt


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: GUEST
Date: 19 May 05 - 11:29 AM

well of course nothing is worn under the kilt! It's never been used!


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: Once Famous
Date: 19 May 05 - 11:31 AM

Please don'tn wear a kilt unless you get the optional fart catcher.


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 19 May 05 - 11:45 AM

That's a fart and follow through catcher surely?
G..


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 19 May 05 - 07:41 PM

you must post a photo when you get the garment - then we will see the value of all this good advice


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: GUEST
Date: 19 May 05 - 08:45 PM

I will post a wedding photo. ;)


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: Rumncoke
Date: 19 May 05 - 09:00 PM

I make and wear kilts and have been accused of cross dressing.

As I make them of anything that will press into pleats I usually wear them with a long shift or smock or shirt - having once been persuaded to sell the one I was wearing I always like to be sure I can do the same again and still be decent.

If asked, though, I always say 'petticoats'

Anne


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 19 May 05 - 09:14 PM

One piece of advice though...
If you are flying to the wedding, do not wear the kilt on the plane. I know it takes up alot of room and weight in baggage, but put up with that. Airport security just love making a fuss over men in kilts. If there's a group of you, then it's fine as they realise it will take hours to do the same to everyone, but on your own, it's not so fun.


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: mindblaster
Date: 20 May 05 - 05:00 AM

Why is mudcat being taken over by cross dressing scotch pansies?


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 20 May 05 - 07:43 AM

I'm not cross, I got dressed some time ago and am not, nor have ever been a member of the genus viola. And the Scots could only take over if they weren't already in charge...


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: Once Famous
Date: 20 May 05 - 10:22 PM

Transvestites wear skirts, also.


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: frogprince
Date: 21 May 05 - 07:37 PM

And, in all probability, Moses wore something pretty much like
what we know as a "dress" today.


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: GUEST, puss
Date: 22 May 05 - 03:04 AM

and not just Moses, either


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 22 May 05 - 06:39 PM

I think its a good idea. we need more men in kilts; a flash here, a protrusion there, an impromtu can can now and then.....before long the entire world would be like a highland gathering .....skirling and twirling, reciting Rabbie Burns, tossing the caber, swapping porridge recipes. Life would be heaven - a shortbread tin brought to life, a tumbler full of Talisker between everybody and stark reality.

Why i can can almost imagine a cool breath of the highland mist swirling round my testicles as I write.


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: Rumncoke
Date: 22 May 05 - 07:55 PM

I always regard the appearance of the first kilt in my locality as the first day of Spring - far too urban for cuckoos, you see, but it is high ground and has a nasty cross wind for the unwary.

Anne


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 23 May 05 - 02:14 AM

I saw the first sign of summer today.
A Scotsman throwing out his Christmas tree.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 23 May 05 - 04:22 AM

throwing it out with pride?

that was no Christmas tree, that was...


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 23 May 05 - 10:14 AM

Some advice - if your kilt is rather shorter than your "third leg" just wind it round your leg, tuck it into the top of your sock, and pretend that it's a varicose vein !


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 23 May 05 - 10:56 AM

Some advice - if your kilt is rather shorter than your "third leg" just wind it round your leg, tuck it into the top of your sock, and pretend that it's a varicose vein !


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 23 May 05 - 12:19 PM

you said that twice without moving your lips


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: Davetnova
Date: 24 May 05 - 03:21 AM

Well after a weekend in more than ankle deep mud thank god for the kilt.


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: GUEST
Date: 24 May 05 - 01:55 PM

The kilt was invented because the Ango-German royals were too dumb to wear a proper plaid.


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: GUEST
Date: 24 May 05 - 02:05 PM

I take by "plaid" you refer to a great kilt?


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 24 May 05 - 05:29 PM

The modern kilt, the Phili lerg ( small cloth( Vaguely phonetically, as I do not speak Gaelic)), was devised by the British army, in the late Eighteenth century as a recruiting tool.
The Phili Mohr ( great cloth) was banned after the the Jacobite risisng of 1745, and the Army realised it could encourage the warlike Scots to join up if they were allowed to wear the kilt, but to make it more convienent, the pleats were sewn in, and the loose materiel on the top cut off. And there you have a modern kilt.

If we have a long time to fill when on stage , or otherwise showing off,
a 'lucky vounlteer' gets to remove his modern kilt, and be dressed in a great kilt...

bunnahabhain


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Subject: RE: BS: kilt measurements
From: MaineDog
Date: 24 May 05 - 05:43 PM

Proper kilts do not have hems. Good tartan material is so woven that no hem is needed.

I believe that Bonny Prince Charley is said to have worn something like a modern kilt.

As a dancer and musician I am permitted to wear "comfort items" under my kilt, especially if I'm sitting on stage in the front row, but I haven't found anything that makes a kilt comfortable in the company of Maine hummingbirds, which are sometimes mistaken for mosquitos in these parts.
MD


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