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    Unhappy Lochcarron Cameron Modern 13oz

    I ordered 4 "Cameron Modern" tartan swatches from Scotland. Then, after spending a week deciding which one would make the best kilt, I came to the realization that the one I picked (11oz Lochcarron) isn't used for kiltmaking. I'm worried that the 13oz Cameron might differ in hue from the 11oz.

    Does anyone here have a kilt in 13oz Modern Cameron from Lochcarron? I would love to see a picture

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    You can trust Lochcarron. I have an 11 ounce in Macdonald Lord of the Isles. Top quality and perfect weight for hot weather.
    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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    For what itís worth, 11 oz. seems too light for a kilt to me, as thatís the weight of most tartan scarves. Seems like it wouldnít hold a sharp pleat and would wrinkle easily as well.

    All my kilts are 16 oz. but one (13 oz.), and I notice that the 13 oz. fabric is more prone to wrinkling on the front apron around my sporran straps than my heavier kilts.

    Also, I donít find that a heavier kilt is uncomfortable in hot weather like we have in Texas. I think youíll find that the heavier fabric also swings and wears better.

    Looking forward to seeing your kilt!

    Cheers,

    SM
    Shaun Maxwell
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    My first hand sewn kilt was 11 ounce. It is the weight the lady dancers choose. Still, it was my only option at the time so I went with it. I have not been disappointed. Its held up well for over ten years. Never a problem with pleats or wrinkles.

    Of course mine was sewn by a well educated, trained and experiences kiltmaker. I assumed yours will be too.

    Bottom line, from an experienced 11 ounce guy, NO WORRIES.





    Last edited by Riverkilt; 29th May 19 at 06:45 AM.
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    While I wouldn't do the 11 oz., Riverkilt has had good experience (and has had lots of kilts as well!).

    You might find this article by Matt Newsome interesting:

    https://albanach.org/some-thoughts-o...t-2d827d35ee37

    Cheers,

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    Shaun Maxwell
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunMaxwell View Post
    While I wouldn't do the 11 oz., Riverkilt has had good experience (and has had lots of kilts as well!).

    You might find this article by Matt Newsome interesting:

    https://albanach.org/some-thoughts-o...t-2d827d35ee37

    Cheers,

    SM
    This is great information, Shaun. Thank you!

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    While personally I very much prefer 16oz kilts, and only go with 13oz when there's no alternative, I have contemplated getting an 11oz kilt because from what I can gather Portree is only woven in 11oz tartan, and I would like a Portree tartan kilt.

    There's a pipe band in British Columbia that wears it and their kilts look fine.



    Thinking they had got heavier fabric somewhere, I contacted the band and was told that their kilts are in two different weights, and all of their kilts were got from X.

    When I contacted X about the heavier-weight Portree I was told that X has no recollection or record of obtaining Portree in anything other than the 11oz fabric.
    Last edited by OC Richard; 31st May 19 at 05:16 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron of Texas View Post
    I ordered 4 "Cameron Modern" tartan swatches from Scotland.
    Which "Cameron" are you looking at?

    If Cameron of Erracht (an 18th century tartan) my favourite is the "muted" version by House Of Edgar.

    It's also available in Regimental Weight tartan, around 18oz, which has an interesting feel and look to it, somewhat like a travel rug.

    Then there's Cameron of Lochiel illustrated in Smith (1850).

    The red "Cameron" tartan was designed by the Allen brothers in conjunction with their book Vestiarium Scoticum (1842) and is one of their four-equal-stripes tartans.
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    Which "Cameron" are you looking at?


    If Cameron of Erracht (an 18th century tartan) my favourite is the "muted" version by House Of Edgar.

    It's also available in Regimental Weight tartan, around 18oz, which has an interesting feel and look to it, somewhat like a travel rug.

    Then there's Cameron of Lochiel illustrated in Smith (1850).

    The red "Cameron" tartan was designed by the Allen brothers in conjunction with their book Vestiarium Scoticum (1842) and is one of their four-equal-stripes tartans.
    The Cameron Clan modern - with the 16 green 'squares' on a red field

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    The reluctance to own an 11 ounce kilt baffles me.

    The SWISH of a hand sewn 11 ounce kilt is fantastic - that is why lady dancers have their kilts made in 11 ounce.

    Can't imagine them dancing in 16 ounce kilts.

    You want your kilt to SWISH? Go with 11 ounce.

    I bought my 11 ounce because that was the only option in a tartan I loved. Worried I'd screwed up and it wouldn't work. Well, I was wrong. Its a beautiful kilt and I positively love the extra SWISH.
    Last edited by Riverkilt; 31st May 19 at 05:58 AM.
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    "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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