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    particularly bold patterned Argyll on the 'bay

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-bes...Condition=3000

    Not my size, but someone in the 'loud jacket club' should appreciate this one.

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    It would probably fit but it's not for me!


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    Smile

    When I clicked on it I went deef for two hours

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    As one who sees a fair few tweed patterns throughout the year, I have to say that to my eye, that pattern does not work for a kilt jacket.
    " Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the adherence of idle minds and minor tyrants". Field Marshal Lord Slim.

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    It's a bit too busy for me, but here's a jacket like that being worn in piping competition recently



    Personally, this is my favourite, an ordinary check tweed



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    It's definitely on the bold side, but I think it could work well with the right kilt and accessories. Too big for me, though.

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    It actually looks far better than I expected on the piper. Experts... is it a form of Glen Check?
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    I've looked at that a couple of times; it's just a bit too big and I'm not convinced I could pull it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    It's a bit too busy for me, but here's a jacket like that being worn in piping competition recently


    well, the jacket the piper is wearing looks much better than I thought the jacket in the ad would. It could be the photo settings, but the piper's jacket looks a little more 'brown' overall. Still, I'm more of an overcheck/houndstooth kinda guy. I'm glad you posted that pic, though; it's not as busy in context as a picture of just the jacket itself makes it out to be.

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    Yes indeed, I do like that piper's kit, though I would have preferred a different bonnet.

    There's a thing artists do, when they're working on a painting: if there's a passage you're struggling with, that you're not sure what to do with, cover up that passage with your hand, let your eye soak in the whole painting for a minute, then suddenly pull the hand away.

    Whatever is wrong with the troubled passage will leap out to your eye! Why? Because when it's covered your mind's eye will create the ideal solution for the covered area, and when you take your hand away there will be a stark contrast between the ideal solution and what you've done there.

    Try it with the photo of that piper above: cover just his bonnet, let it soak it for a bit, and see what your mind expects to be there. Not sky blue, I imagine.

    Now this piper has everything within the same earth-toned palette:



    (BTW my minds-eye expects a darker bonnet on this fellow.)
    Last edited by OC Richard; 12th June 19 at 06:11 AM.
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