Kilt wearingPosted by Greg Tue, July 05, 2016 11:07:56
Just a few
years ago I complained about kilt makers’ and vendors’ pretty bad web sites.
Well, still some are looking most old fashioned, but most sites have obviously
been renewed, resulting in a better design and improved functionality.
A site that has really impressed me is the new Heritage of Scotland.com home
page. Not that their old web site was ever bad, far from, but the new one is definitely more stylish, and then it gives a lot of information on kilts, tartans,
clans etc. Add to that it is as easy as never before to order a kilt according
to your measures.
Only one thing could need a revision: When ordering a kilt you might get the
impression that you have only 10 (most popular) or 20 (view all) tartans to choose
from. And that is not the case.
There are in fact no less than 1.500 tartans on their tartan list. But if your are looking for a nice tartan you must know the name of it (not all customers have
their one and only tartan) – or be inspired somewhere else, like on The
Scottish Register of Tartans site – and then return to the Heritage pf Scotland
site to check the price.
It is a little bit complicated. Much better, it would
be, could you have tartans on display, sorted by letter or colour(s).
Kilt wearingPosted by Greg Wed, June 29, 2016 16:37:24
know, this kilt must be nearly 20 years old?” I a couple of days told my wife.
And it must be, not being my first kilt, but
one of the first ones.
looks very nice”, she answered and added “I think tartans, like this, not too
colorful look the best.”
I had on my
four yard wool kilt in Ramsay Blue tartan, meaning a rather subdued blue, black
and a thin white stripe.
The picture above, showing me in my Ramsay tartan kilt is a few months old
having got a clue I might perhaps think of buying myself a new kilt in a somewhat subdued tartan. What a pleasant occupation look for a suitable one.
Kilt wearingPosted by Greg Wed, June 29, 2016 15:49:25
kilts shall also after Brexit be available within EU; even if they come in tartans
of their own. I’m thinking of the Austrian Rettl Company, which for years has
been in business with their fashionable Corinthian kilts.
In fact, I know of no other kilt maker or vendor doing so much for promoting
Just have a look at the new 132 pages Rettl & Friends web magazine:
Kilt wearingPosted by Greg Wed, June 29, 2016 15:34:06
kilts but are not so much for tartans, or you should just like some variety:
Camouflage kilt might be a good idea. Scotweb is selling such kilts for just 99
Kilt wearingPosted by Greg Wed, June 29, 2016 15:27:07
Kingdom is to leave The European Union and that also includes Scotland – at least
until the Scots might chose independence - and Europe.
does the Brexit mean to kilt buyers living in Europe? Well technically it is
going to be a bit more complicated. But prices on kilts should not go up very
much, if at all.
it has been extremely easy – one of the blessings of belonging to EU. You just
paid the price including British VAT and had your kilt delivered.
When the Brexit
is a reality it shall be different:
to pay the kilt price excluding British VAT plus freight, added 12% import tax, added
your local VAT plus a handling fee to the courier company. 10 EU countries do
have a VAT rate of 20 % or lower. In 6 countries it is approx. the same (21%) and
in 11 it varies from 22% to 27%, meaning worse.
It is to
believe, however, that the British Pound shall loose so much compared to the
Euro and other European currencies (it has already started) that this shall
more than compensate for the 12 % import tax on clothing. In some countries,
therefore their new kilt might become a little cheaper, in others a little bit
who these days is ordering a kilt from Scotland can save money compared to one
Kilt wearingPosted by Greg Tue, January 12, 2016 22:22:43
fine casual kilts are really cheap. Heritage of Scotland.com sells them with 20% off, meaning a good opportunity to order your first kilt or just buy yourself
another one. Many tartans to choose.
2007 I bought one of these kilts, in MacLeod of Harris tartan. And today I have
actually been wearing it again. It’s really amazing how good this kilt is still
looking, after all these years of frequent wearing.
Kilt wearingPosted by Greg Sat, June 06, 2015 07:36:15
I’m not too
often here on my blog. Having always complained about not maintained webpages
on the internet, I should be, however.
Well, contrary to kilt makers and vendors of kilts I don’t make this for a
living. I just like buying kilts and accessories AND, first of all, wearing them.
That I will whenever possible, which again means almost every day year round. I
never need a reason or an excuse; just acceptable weather. That may explain my
rather seldom activity here. I simply didn’t get the time.
In future I’ll try
to write a little bit more, however. I’ll try.
I have been busy on the internet, nevertheless. A few months ago I have been
giving my homepage, Dress2kilt, a completely new layout. Some text was revised
and the gallery was increased by about 500 pictures; now sorted by tartan. It
took quite some time. If you have not yet noticed, you may take a look.
Kilt wearingPosted by Greg Sat, June 06, 2015 07:06:49
hear that the kilt is for men only; women wear kilted skirts, when in behind-pleated,
wrap-over (tartan) things. At least this is a distinction Scotsmen seem to prefer.
Well, on other languages than English a kilt has probably always been just a
kilt, whoever gender were supposed to wear it.
on the internet found a new site, Le Kilt, belonging to a female Scottish kilt
maker making kilts – for women.
Even if you
are looking for KILTS you may nevertheless enjoy this site, due to its most
elegant layout. And, by the way, the kilts themselves handmade in Scotland for women by Samantha McCouch and branded
Le Kilt are looking absolutely gorgeous.