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    Quote Originally Posted by Father Bill View Post
    Balmorals do work with earmuffs too.
    Yes they do

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    Just like last year, when the East and Northeast are suffering a cold front we here in California are warm.

    Very, very warm.

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    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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    With regard to the kilt long johns idea (very clever) I'm reminded of a story my dad told me. In the 1950s he was in the English army serving during the Cold War in Germany. Winters were (and still are, I assume) brutally cold. He said that the Scottish soldiers would report to duty in their full uniforms which included the kilt. Undergarments of any kind apparently were not considered a part of the uniform and they would, as part of their inspection, traverse a polished metal floor plate which, as my dad relates, afforded a "full" inspection.
    At a time like this one must ask themselves, 'WWJDD"
    What Would Jimmy Durante Do?

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    Basic physics - heat rises. You'll be find. It is however recommended that if you need to raise the kilt to use the facilities choose facilities that are heated....raising the kilt will dump the warm air under there....yes, learned that myself the hard way...on a very cold day at the Grand Canyon in an unheated facility.....
    Ol' Macdonald himself, a proud son of Skye and Cape Breton Island
    Lifetime Member STA. Two time winner of Utilikiltarian of the Month.
    "I'll have a kilt please, a nice hand sewn tartan, 16 ounce Strome. Oh, and a sporran on the side, with a strap please."

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    An 8-yard wool kilt, wool hose, a standard cold-weather jacket and a wool Tilley suit me fine down to about -15 to -20 C or so. At -30 C I add a set of Patagonia thermals under all that.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobinn View Post
    With regard to the kilt long johns idea (very clever) I'm reminded of a story my dad told me. In the 1950s he was in the English army serving during the Cold War in Germany. Winters were (and still are, I assume) brutally cold. He said that the Scottish soldiers would report to duty in their full uniforms which included the kilt. Undergarments of any kind apparently were not considered a part of the uniform and they would, as part of their inspection, traverse a polished metal floor plate which, as my dad relates, afforded a "full" inspection.
    A story frequently told that is total rubbish.

    Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by neloon View Post
    A story frequently told that is total rubbish.

    Alan
    I'll chalk it up to a story circulated by the non-kilted enlisted men.
    At a time like this one must ask themselves, 'WWJDD"
    What Would Jimmy Durante Do?

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    I don't want to be accused of being anti-kilt, but if it's to the point where one is having to wear leggings of some sort under the kilt, then what's the point of wearing the kilt? Might as well just wear trousers at that point, since it's already to the point of strapping the kilt on over a bifurcated garment.

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    I wish I was there. 35 degrees here in Western Australia.
    South African military veteran. Great grandson of Captain William Henry Stevenson of the Highland Light Infantry, Scotland (1880's) and brother to Infantryman Peter Mark Schumann of the 2nd Transvaal Scottish, South Africa (1980's).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobus View Post
    I don't want to be accused of being anti-kilt, but if it's to the point where one is having to wear leggings of some sort under the kilt, then what's the point of wearing the kilt? Might as well just wear trousers at that point, since it's already to the point of strapping the kilt on over a bifurcated garment.
    Good morning, everybody.

    There's a big difference between wearing trousers and wearing lightweight merino wool leggings in my experience. I have been known to wear such leggings under a kilt when the weather gets too cold. The leggings would take the place of underwear and doesn't limit my enjoyment of wearing a kilt.

    Now, if it gets too cold, I'll wear heavyweight merino wool leggings ... maybe the kilt but most likely trousers. I'm not willing to suffer frostbite or worse for my clothing choices.

    Best,
    Jonathan

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