Kilt Makers in Scotland Needed

#1
Right then, I'm getting hitched and require a new kilt.

Edinburgh is a wash with kilt makers and shops pimping tartan skirts and modern gayish things with pockets and easy access.

I don't fancy paying over the odds and I'm willing to go out to the hinterlands of civilisation to get a good deal.

Answers on a post card please :O)

I have also heard that Indian Tailors have started making kilts for expats - any one know if they are any good?

Cheers

LVH
























p.s - Hopefully it will not end in a divorce
 
#3
Do not under any circumstances buy a kilt from Indian tailors or Sikh owned tartan tat shops in Edinburgh. Geoffrey Taylor in Edinburgh's Canongate or any traditional kilt maker is the place to go. It will set you back about £400 (for the kilt) but you will get a bespoke, hand-made garment which will last a lifetime and can be let out a couple of inches when you slide into middle age. It will be made of pure new wool and have numerous pleats, allowing it to hang properly. An indian kilt will look and feel like a pleated schoolgirl's skirt by comparison.
 
#4
Stooriefit - I fully agree about the tartan skirts punted out in the tat shops. However I have heard that high end tailors in Delhi are making kilts for expats. Just as good as ones made in Scotland by all accounts.
 
#5
So Scottish people being tight fisted isn't just a myth then, obviously.

Get a proper Scottish kilt from a proper Scottish kiltmaker and wear it with pride - or just hire one from Moss Bros.

Jeeze.
 

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#7
Get Shirty on Rose Street in Edinburgh does some good deals.
 
#8
Ben Wyvis Kilts in Inverness, used to do discounts if you were in a pipe band, you could tell them your in mine if you want to save some cash. Ben Wyvis Kilts, hand made kilts in the Highlands of Scotland

Or Argyll, I think they make the kilts for the army or did, but I could be wrong on that. index.bvp

Or this guy says he is ex army kilt maker, might get a discount Tartan Tailor Master Kiltmaker Kilts made by hand in scotland
Thanks - Is the Tartan Tailor the same ones that where on Morrison Street in Edinburgh (they made my Dad's kilt back in the 70's).
 

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#16
My talented daughter, has just graduated with her Batchelor of Art and Design for her jewelry, specialising in Kilt Pins (and hand fast bracelets for weddings). Do let me know if interested and I'll forward more details.
 

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When I first read it i thought it said there was a shortage of "Kilt Lifters." There were enough of them in Edinburgh the last time I was there! It was like Brighton but with more brogue dandruff.

F.F. your lass should perhaps specialise in cock rings, a stylish ring of turd nudging thistles perhaps embellished with a large cairngorm garnet..
 
#18
Right then, I'm getting hitched and require a new kilt.

Edinburgh is a wash with kilt makers and shops pimping tartan skirts and modern gayish things with pockets and easy access.

I don't fancy paying over the odds and I'm willing to go out to the hinterlands of civilisation to get a good deal.

Answers on a post card please :O)

I have also heard that Indian Tailors have started making kilts for expats - any one know if they are any good?

Cheers

LVH
























p.s - Hopefully it will not end in a divorce
Penrose - if he still makes them. He was the guy who supplied kilts for officers joining the highland regiments. Will look and see if I have his details.
 

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#20
Can I just put in a plug for Richard Hare in Belfast. They can make kilts by post although you need to make sure your sizes are accurate. I mention RH because you may find their prices are competitive.

It's not just the kilt you will need but the whole outfit. Most kilt outfitters will try and sell you a Prince Charlie Jacket:

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This is fine for evening wear but unless you're getting married in the evening you may be better off going for an Argyll jacket with or without waistcoat:

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which you could wear with a Regimental Tie (if you want) Black Argylls are much more flexible as you can also wear them for black tie events by wearing bow tie.
 
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