Most Scots know which clan they belong to and can trace this back centuries. Where this isn’t known, a little research along your family lines often leads to a discovery of their clan or perhaps even a few. It may be that your surname is a “sept” of a larger clan.
Historically the clan was made up of all of the people living under the chief of the clan’s land.
Whilst everyone recognises the tartan worn by a clan, another way to show your clan allegiance is by wearing a clan crest.
We work with some of the top suppliers in Scotland to bring you a whole range of clan crest items. Our range includes gift sets, traditional highland dress accessories and gifts.
Buying the grooms outfit for a wedding shouldn’t be a difficult process. Whilst we make the buying process as easy as possible, this does leave you with just the choice of which kilt outfit to purchase.
We’ve put together a useful guide for grooms to choosing a kilt outfit for their wedding, including our top 3 tips for any groom.
This can be viewed at www.mrspandp.com, a great wedding and event planning website.
A fly plaid is the ultimate way to finish off your kilt outfit.
For a full dress or very formal look, the fly plaid with a complementary brooch really sets the outfit apart. It’s for this reason the groom at a wedding may often choose to wear the fly plaid. At a Scottish wedding where most people are in kilts it’s great to make the groom look his best.
The fly plaid is worn over the left shoulder with a jacket with epaulettes, such as a Prince Charlie and fixed with a brooch. The fly plaid is available is a choice of tartans, all double width cloths from our tartan database can be used, so it’s easy to find the one to match your kilt.
The advert, which is also a game online, asks the audience to pick the “real” Scotsman from a line up of 3 gentlemen. The kilts are then blown up to reveal what really is under a Scotsman’s kilt.
The producers of the advert ran into a problem when shooting the advert; Our budget 8 yard kilts were just too heavy to be blown up and were unable to feature in the advert. These kilts are usually worn for casual or formal events, where you definitely don’t want to reveal what’s under your kilt!
It’s great that Jackpot Joy tested the quality of the budget kilts for us. The weight of the budget kilts really do stand up against our traditional kilts.
December will soon be here with numerous Christmas functions and of course Hogmanay celebrations. You’ll find that it’s often cheaper to buy than rent if you have a number of functions (See the following article: Why buy a kilt instead of hiring).
Our outfits currently have up to 15% discount giving you the best deal for outfits this Winter.
The biggest savings can be made with the Gold Prince Charlie Outfit which is now priced at £886.91 (from £1085.33). This really is the best you can get with a hand stitched made to measure kilt, sterling silver accessories and luxury jacket and vest. For formal occasions and weddings this is THE outfit to wear. VIEW HERE.
To get the most of your outfit you want to be able to wear this as often as possible. An Argyll outfit is our most versatile outfit and will see you through Christmas parties to summer weddings (via Burns Night and a Ceilidh).
I often speak to people who decide to buy a kilt rather than hire one due to rising hire costs. It can make sense for your wallet even if you are wearing a kilt on 2 or 3 occasions. By changing just a few key items you can create a number of different outfits based around your kilt that are suitable for a whole range of occasions.
1. Prince Charlie Outfit
For most people this is the first kilt outfit they will wear. Most commonly seen at weddings and formal occasions the Prince Charlie outfit can be purchased from just £251.06 for a complete package. Worn with a bow tie this is the Scottish Equivalent of a black tie outfit.
2. Make The Look Contemporary
Try wearing your Prince Charlie outfit with a a Victoria collar shirt and ruched tie. Add a 5 button waistcoat to transform this outfit into a more contemporary look. Worn with our without the jacket this is now suitable for less formal events or a ceilidh.
3. Go Casual
It’s amazing the difference a shirt makes. A ghillie shirt is a great option for wearing your kilt to highland games and ceilidh’s. Wear this with a leather sporran and either your brogues or regular day shoes.
4. Everyday Wear
Team your kilt with a cashmere jumper for a kilt outfit which meets everyday requirements. You can add a clan or tartan tie to dress this outfit up.
5. Take it on Tour
There is no denying the Scots are in town for rugby or football matches when a kilted army of supporters arrive. Wear a rugby shirt with a poly-viscose kilt for this match day look. Suitable for travelling and match day, you’ll be able to travel light.
These are just a few suggestions for making the most of your kilt outfit. Other suggestions can be found on buyakilt.com. Share your outfit choices with a post or picture on Facebook or Twitter.
Happy Thanksgiving to all our American and Scottish American friends.
More than 9 million American are Scottish or from Scottish decent. These links are proudly shown in a number of American tartans. Perhaps one of the most appropriate to wear today is the American Heritage tartan, (see below). This tartan was created for Americans with or without Celtic Heritage. You can see the colours red, white and blue, of the American flag represented in this tartan.
Traditionally held on the fourth Thursday in November this holiday has it’s roots in the Autumn harvest feasts held by Pilgrim settlers. This festival marks the start of the holiday season in the run up to Christmas.
We have a number of other American tartans, including a Scottish American tartan. These tartans look particularly great made as trews to wear at formal occasions, or a waistcoat made in your tartan to brighten up a traditional kilt outfit. These would make ideal gifts or a treat for yourself this party season.
We’d love to hear how you are celebrating this thanksgiving and if you’re putting a Scottish twist on your celebrations. Stop by our Facebook or Twitter page and let us know.