28th August 08, 08:13 AM
gold buttons and silver accessories?
I'm fixing up a formal kilt jacket for a laddie I know, and we really want to do gold buttons instead of the ubiquitous silver. But it's SO hard to find a gold-tone kilt buckle that doesn't cost as much as a new kilt or sporran!
So... would we be struck by lightning if the jacket had gold buttons and the accessories were silver tone, OR, do y'all know any good source for gold tone buckles?
Thanks ahead of time to all you lovely fellas.
28th August 08, 08:28 AM
Mixing finishes is not what I prefer (though I've had to in the process of putting together my outfits). Here's a buckle and belt
It will be difficult to find them since most folks don't ever consider the brass or gold options. Most kilt items are black and chrome. I sell quite a bit of brown and brass since I'm one of the only ones giving that option.
28th August 08, 08:34 AM
Hey, that looks great! Thanks so much for the link.
28th August 08, 08:41 AM
Celtic Croft also has a couple of brass belt buckles. See here: http://www.kilts-n-stuff.com/Highlan...les_brass.html
28th August 08, 08:49 AM
what about sporrans (semi dress preferably) with either NO metal accents, or gold tone? Any good sources?
28th August 08, 10:00 AM
Most semi-dress sporrans have some metal accents. How about something like this: http://www.jhiggins.net/sf_proddetai...9040J60R843GUP
The metal studs could be covered with gold or black paint.
28th August 08, 10:54 AM
I have a (non-formal) brown sporran with a pewter (gray-silver) accent on it. I wear it with a brown kilt belt with a brass/bronze buckle. It BUGS me.....it shouldn't bug me so much, but it does. One of these days I'm going to get under the leather flap that holds it on, cut it off, get it bronze plated (costs a few bucks, not much) and sew it back on.
28th August 08, 10:57 AM
I got a nice rabbit-fur dress sporran with gilt cantle from "GEOFFREY-MADE FOR SCOTTISH" eBay store. They don't have one listed right now but you might write and ask if they are available. I have same plan for gold buttons on my man's jacket conversion, just haven't gotten there yet. Good luck and show us how it turns out!
Proudly Duncan [maternal], MacDonald and MacDaniel [paternal].
28th August 08, 11:07 AM
I added the emphasis. Sounds to me as if maybe a 3-button vest would be in order, in which case a belt would not be worm. The sporran would still be a bit of a problem, but I have seen some posts here by the DYI'ers which are very dressy, but without any, or very little metal.
Originally Posted by neeah613l
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28th August 08, 11:25 AM
Don't know anything about them, but I came across this item from Wyvern Leatherworks the other day:
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