"Can always find a local shop that deals in kilts or has dealings with kilt manufacturers in Scotland. Have them measure you up and they will order it. Had good dealings with Strathmore in Forfar Scotland. 100% New Wool, well made etc,…"
"I have no personal experience with these folks, but a kilt-wearing acquainteance swears by Stillwater Kilts. They have numerous plaids and their non-wool fabrics come in under $100 for most patterns.
Greetings gentlemen,I currently have one kilt, a St. Patrick's tartan from Sport Kilt. I like it. It's well made, a comfortable fit, and this thing repels stains like you wouldn't believe. It's a perfect everyday kilt.However, I'm looking to get 2 more kilts. I'm going to get a great kilt and another causal wear kilt. For the great kilt, I know it's limiting, but I'm looking to spend $150 or less. I've seen a couple of places online that do it in tartan fabric made from polyviscose (which my…See More
"Charles: that's the tartan I wear in honor of three successive generations of Irish women who married into my Scottish family. The McCaw clan has no official tartan, and I won't wear another's last name. I'm getting a great kilt…"
"It was kind of tongue in cheek, but sincere. I mean, if you're a flaming anything, you stand out as a representative of that group. It'd be a shame to make Jesus look like the kind of dude who tolerates cheap jerks hanging around…"
"Charles, is that the St. Patrick tartan?Brian, do tell. We all envy you. I'd emigrate to Scotland if I could make it happen. And, Middle Eastern men tend to wear more open, one-piece style garments, not wholly unlike a kilt if the shirt were…"
"Dude...if I could write a letter to my 20 year old self, it'd go a bit like this:Dear 20 year old me,
First, yes, you do get married and have sex. It's awesome! Really, it's better than you even thought it could be.
Second, if you see…"
"I understand the apprehension. The looks and comments from the slack-jawed banjo pluckers about "the guy in the skirt" can get to you. I got that just Saturday. I'm rarely out of my kilt, anymore. It still gets to me (especially when…"
"As a son of the Scottish diaspora with clan roots reaching back to the 7th century, there's little I'd love more than the ideal notion of a free Scotland.
However, I also wonder if it will be the right move. I don't know if tax…"
Thanks for the critique. My shop is in Sacramento Ca but there is a great shop in Vancouver called Moe's Barbershop. I used to sell pomade to them years ago if go in and run into the owner tell them the Madcats Pomade guy sent you in :)
"Understandably? Why understandably? I can think of plenty of sub-cultures in similar situations that nonetheless welcome noobies so long as the latter demonstrate a certain respect in regards to the sub-culture itself."
"I have always been on the skinny side. I just end up with an extra layer on. It may just be a simple fact that you need a few extra layers.
As to friends drifting away. I hit that when my son was born. All my friends did not…"
There is also, understandably, a culture of exclusion in most fandom-type groups, against great numbers of incoming "fans." Nobody wants their hobby invaded by poseurs and wannabes. This is exacerbated when those wannabes not only think…"
"I admit I don't know anything about that. But the movie, on its own, was simply terrible. Not terrible because it was cramming feminism down anyone's throat, though, because IMO that never happened at any point in the movie. It was just…"
"With GB, the politics was in the choice of director and the casting, and in the extra-curricular statements and press. Not in the script. Mostly. It certainly wasn't an "assumption", though. It was said outright.
"For the last several months, I've been listening to music from an organization named "Playing For Change".
They promote music education around the world, and cultural interaction. They have a program called "Songs Around The…"
""* Politics is a story-killer. Stories prosper when they're about characters, not when those characters are there to serve an ideology, whatever the ideology is. I suspect the blowback on the new Ghostbusters! was not just…"