Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword
Like this
6Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Kilts & Tartan 3 - Which Kilt Style Do You Want

Kilts & Tartan 3 - Which Kilt Style Do You Want

Ratings:

4.0

(1)
|Views: 3,606 |Likes:
Published by Scotweb
The different styles of kilt available, from an expert insider's simple guide to everything you ever wanted to know about tartans, plaids, & kilts
The different styles of kilt available, from an expert insider's simple guide to everything you ever wanted to know about tartans, plaids, & kilts

More info:

Published by: Scotweb on Jan 08, 2008
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

05/24/2012

pdf

 
Kilts & Tartan
Made Easy
CHAPTER 3 - WHAT STYLE OF KILT DO YOU WANT?An expert insider’s frank views and simple tips
Dr Nicholas J. Fiddes 
Founder,
Scotweb
 
Governor,
Why YOU should
wear a kilt,&
what kind
of kilt
 
to getHow to source true
quality
 & avoid the
swindlers
Find
your own tartans
& get the best
materials
Know the
outfit
for any event& understand
accessories
This e-book is my gift to you. Please copy & send it to friends!
But it was a lot of work, so no plagiarism please. Note my copyright terms below.
 
Version 2.2 – 7 November 2006This document is copyright Dr Nicholas J. Fiddes (c) 2006.
It may be freely copied and circulated only inits entirety and in its original digital format.
Individual copies may be printed for personal use only.Internet links should reference the original hosting address, and not host it locally - see back page. It maynot otherwise be shared, quoted or reproduced without written permission of the author. Use of any partin any other format without written permission will constitute acceptance of a
legal contract for paidlicensing
of the entire document, at a charge of £20 UK per copy in resultant circulation, including allconsequent third party copies. This will be governed by the laws of Scotland.
Kilts & Tartan - Made Easywww.clan.com/kiltsandtartan(c) See copyright notice at front Page
1
 
This pdf is of Chapter 3 (of 8) only
Please download the FULL e-book (free) from:
www.clan.com/kiltsandtartan 
Which
Kilt Style
do you want?
Which kilt style you should buy depends mostly on the occasions on which you ex-pect to be wearing it. This section explains why.
Traditional
8 Yard
Casual
5 yard
Fashion
& Utility Kilts
Great
Kilt, or Feileadh Mor
Kilts for
Children
Traditional & Military
Trews
Kilts & Tartan - Made Easy (c) See copyright notice at front Page
2
 
Traditional 8 yard kilt
Let’s be clear, this is the proper garment, thereal deal. It’s really the
only
kilt to choose if you intend to wear it at
formal occasions
, es-pecially if there will be others there who knowkilts. All other styles are better suited to morecasual or recreational events.Nothing else is as
impressive
to behold. Eventhe casual onlooker will instinctively noticesomething special about the way it hangs, the
graceful
way it moves as you do.Compared to cheap mass-produced disposableclothing, a good kilt may seem expensive. Butpause to consider
why
and you’ll see whattremendous
value
it really is.Making a traditional eight yard kilt is a
highlyskilled
operation. This takes many years of training and practice to master. Or to be pre-cise, it’s easy to make a kilt badly, but veryhard to do well.The skill lies in a combination of 
technical pro-ficiency
, and
aesthetic sensitivity
. A key as-pect, for example, involves matching each tar-tan pattern’s
unique sett
to the wearer’s indi-vidual dimensions. This is essential to createthe crisp and
regular pleating
to the rear, which will both hang and swing with theunique effect that a good kilt must.You’ll see more qualities of a good kilt in the section below on
finding a good kiltmaker
.
Kilts & Tartan - Made Easy (c) See copyright notice at front Page
3

Activity (6)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 hundred reads
1 thousand reads
David Campbell liked this
gregrayner liked this
gregrayner liked this
gregrayner liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->