X Marks the Scot - An on-line community of kilt wearers.

   X Marks Partners - (Go to the Partners Dedicated Forums )
USA Kilts website Freedom Kilts website Scotweb websiten Burnetts and Struth website Celtic Croft website
Xmarks advertising information Celtic Corner website Xmarks advertising information Houston Kiltmakers Xmarks advertising information

User Tag List

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    3rd March 15
    Location
    Estonia
    Posts
    227
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Gairloch Pattern Hose

    A little bit of media coverage for these distinctive hose:

    The Gairloch Pattern Hose were one of 14 items featured in the Highland Threads exhibit launched on 1 April by Museums and Heritage Highland (other items include a Balmoral Cap from the Strathnaver Musuem and the 4th Seaforth Highlanders Uniform from the Tain & District Museum).

    https://highlandthreads.co.uk/?fbcli...Gpa2oTRmdPgZX0

    A pod cast about the Gairloch Pattern Hose with an incredible amount of voters then won the top spot - the podcast and more info is available here: https://www.gairlochmuseum.org/gairl...a7Fbi0jVyziesM
    Last edited by Tomo; 4th April 21 at 10:56 PM.

  2. The Following 5 Users say 'Aye' to Tomo For This Useful Post:


  3. #2
    Join Date
    10th December 06
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    14,094
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I was very happy to be able to purchase a pair of hose in the Gairloch pattern last year, they do not get much wear as I like to keep them for special occasions but they are just about the finishing touch on my period correct Victorian era outfit. Great information on that link.

    Last edited by McMurdo; 4th April 21 at 08:35 PM.

  4. The Following 3 Users say 'Aye' to McMurdo For This Useful Post:


  5. #3
    Join Date
    22nd March 07
    Location
    In Doors
    Posts
    876
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by McMurdo View Post
    I was very happy to be able to purchase a pair of hose in the Gairloch pattern last year, they do not get much wear as I like to keep them for special occasions but they are just about the finishing touch on my period correct Victorian era outfit. Great information on that link.

    Very nice! Where did you purchase those, or were they a one-off custom?

    Frank
    Drink to the fame of it -- The Tartan!
    Murdoch Maclean

  6. #4
    Join Date
    10th December 06
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    14,094
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Highland Logan View Post
    Very nice! Where did you purchase those, or were they a one-off custom?

    Frank
    I found them on Ebay.

  7. The Following User Says 'Aye' to McMurdo For This Useful Post:


  8. #5
    Join Date
    3rd March 15
    Location
    Estonia
    Posts
    227
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This guy makes them.

    You'll see examples on his facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tartankilthose/

    Check the post from 8 March - matching pairs of full diced and Gairloch Pattern - he also ships to the us (mentioned in another post).

    His website is at: https://tartansocks.simdif.com/index.html

  9. The Following 3 Users say 'Aye' to Tomo For This Useful Post:


  10. #6
    Join Date
    22nd March 07
    Location
    In Doors
    Posts
    876
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Tomo View Post
    This guy makes them.

    You'll see examples on his facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tartankilthose/

    Check the post from 8 March - matching pairs of full diced and Gairloch Pattern - he also ships to the us (mentioned in another post).

    His website is at: https://tartansocks.simdif.com/index.html
    Thank you.

    Frank
    Drink to the fame of it -- The Tartan!
    Murdoch Maclean

  11. #7
    Join Date
    18th October 09
    Location
    Orange County California
    Posts
    9,070
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm not familiar with the term "Gairloch pattern hose" but one does see, in Victorian photos, a large number of different hose patterns that mostly or entirely fell from use by the 1920s. (Some have recently been revived.)





    Since the photos are in black & white we can't know the colors. So, it's wonderful that one such pair shows up in MacLeay, where we can see that this pair is grey with a blue & red over-check. (All solid hose shown in MacLeay are grey or taupe.)



    Here's a double-line over-check akin to that "Gairloch" pattern



    Last edited by OC Richard; 13th April 21 at 08:26 AM.
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

» Log in

User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.0