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.
Let your children enjoy the excitement of wearing a highland outfit and matching the adults amongst your party. It’s great to have boys in matching boys kilts and with our new range of boys kilts, boys kilt outfits and boys kilt accessories for children you can now make this happen. They are perfectly sized and proportioned to give your wee man his first taste of highland dress. Ideal for weddings and formal occasions, we can supply outfits for ages 0-12 years old.