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    Quote Originally Posted by steglitz View Post
    So now I have to ask. What do you consider a "full kilt?" Do you mean he also wore the socks, vest, sporran, etc?
    I believe that he was being facetious as no one would wear half a kilt. ;)
    Clans: Armstrong and Guthrie on Father's side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imbrius View Post
    I believe that he was being facetious as no one would wear half a kilt. ;)
    Ah, fair enough. Obviously, still, plenty to learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger1 View Post
    So, I guess the answer to that might be, “yes”. There are dozens of pix on line of HRH Prince Charles in Highland attire wearing a clan crest as a kilt pin whilst opening ahis new B&B at Castle May a few weeks back.
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    Just a point of clarification, it's not a clan crest but the Royal crest in garter with raised legend ‘NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT’ and a lion sergeant in the centre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steglitz View Post
    So now I have to ask.
    The fact that the article states that the Duke had "donned a full kilt" brings to mind the question of what a "full kilt" might be, and what might be the alternative? A three-quarter kilt? A half-kilt? Inquiring minds want to know.

    My old Pipe Major's phone was always ringing with people wanting to hire him for this wedding or that birthday party or what have you.

    One day he put down the phone in disgust saying "if one more person asks me if I'm going to wear my 'full kilt' I'm going to tell them "I usually do, but for your event I was thinking about wearing my half kilt!"

    Thing is, there's no such term in Highland Dress as "a full kilt". Yet, it's a term that people outside of the Highland Dress world imagine exists.

    One wonders how the General Public created this term, and why it persists. It means nothing whatever.
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    Depends

    I have one kilt where I wear on it a clan crest badge normally used on a bonnet.

    It looks great!

    However it isn't as large as those badges often are.

    And it is one that my friend in the Clan MacNicol personally made and then had produced so it is both more detailed and in a nice darker pewter finish than the average mass produced clan crest badge.

    So all I can really say, is...

    It depends on the badge, the kilt, and what you like personally.

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