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    Best boots and accessories for a drinkin' Kilt...

    Recently I purchased my first kilt thinking it would be perfect for all kilt wearing occasions.
    Not so...
    With a potential outdoor music festival and an international rugby match on the horizon, I've bought myself an ex hire 'drinkin' kilt' for those times I might have a beer or two! 🍻

    I'm thinking some type of walking boot or possibly a pair of desert boots to wear with the drinkin' Kilt.
    Would you wear proper kilt hose or walking socks, rolled down or up with flashes and what about a sporran.... day sporran or no sporran with just a belt?
    HOW DO YOU GUYS DRESS DOWN YOUR KILTS?

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    I think that most will agree that the choice is totally up to you and your own sense of style.

    Most will also agree that Red, patent leather, thigh high boots are right out with a knee length kilt. Other than that, wear what makes you most comfortable. There is no right or wrong. There is no preferred footwear and believe me when I say that I have seen it all.
    Steve Ashton
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    I'd stick with a sporran since most kilts do not have pockets and I expect the barman will want you to get your tab settled. ;)
    Descendant of the Gillises and MacDonalds of North Morar.

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    When going out and about "dressed down", I wear a sporran, kilt hose and flashes. When pottering about at home, I dispense with those accessories! But I agree that the choice is up to yourself.

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    For casual kilt wear, I generally opt for my hiking boots, worn with kilt socks (likely my khaki pair from What Price Glory or a cotton pair from Sock Dreams if the weather is hot). I will likely skip the flashes.

    I see the sporran as a must for two reasons. First, I need somewhere to carry my wallet, keys, and such. Second, the sporran prevents any "Sharon Stone" moments where I unintentionally answer the question about what's under the kilt.

    For casual events, I go with a simple day sporran. I have a "Rob Roy" style one that holds lots of stuff if needed and a standard black one with the three tassles on the front. Both look fine for such occasions.

    Shirtwise, in summer I often go with a safari/military kind of shirt or lightweight collarless shirt I picked up in Cambodia (sometimes I go for the dreaded "ghillie" shirt) and in winter lean towards turtlenecks.

    But it really is all up to you. I suggest thinking about where you are going and what you are doing, since your shirt and shoes need to be practical for your activity and environmental conditions.

    Andrew
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    Boots

    I've never liked hiking boots with a kilt because most modern ones tend to have a ton of padding making them look bulky. I prefer a pair like my old army boots, another user put me on to these ones a bit pricy but great once they're broken in. As for the rest I'd say a leather day sporran (as they're wipe clean for the inevitable spilling with the drinking), no flashes or belt and hose up but thats mostly because I want to avoid dazzling others with my pale Scottish legs. This is all personal taste, as others have said theres no set was about it just keep your pleats to the back.


    https://www.ardmoor.co.uk/hoggs-of-f...e-up-boot-668r

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller6582 View Post
    I've never liked hiking boots with a kilt because most modern ones tend to have a ton of padding making them look bulky. I prefer a pair like my old army boots...
    I concur. The padding on work boots and hiking boots really throws off the proportional aesthetic to my eye. If I'm going to wear boots, they will have a thin top with no padding, like my Doc Martens or my Corcoran jump boots.

    Can't post a pic from my phone, but see this post:

    http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/s...89#post1374389

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    Brit ammo boots like these. They're often available on Ebay,



    https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_...boots&_sacat=0

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    If I were purchasing boots for a kilt, it would be Allen Edmonds Daltons.

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