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    Personal Preference with Bonnets

    Hello Rabble!

    I just thought I'd see what people's thoughts are on Scottish bonnets. I think the best parts about wearing Highland Dress are the bonnets. I wear one regularly and they feel comfortable on my head. So may I ask? What are people's preference with bonnets?

    (1) - Balmoral or Glengarry?

    (2) - Tartan, diced or plain?
    (2a) - What colour?
    (2b) - What dicing colour?
    (2c) - What tartan?
    (2d) - What toorie colour?

    Personally, myself, I own two Balmorals and two Glengarries. One of each is plain black. One of each kind is black with red/white/black dicing. Love them both. Personally I love the idea of tartan Balmorals and Glengarries, but dislike the current ones they sell. I wish they would start making the tartan bonnets without the sewing line that can be clearly seen round the top of the Balmorals and I've seen some Glengarries with a sewing line round the top.

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    I rarely wear a bonnet, for me it's a hat for when it rains rather than a piece of costume. When I do, I wear my old military TOS which does the job just fine.

    Tartan bonnets are anathema so far as I'm concerned, something that belongs firmly in the tourist shops along with the Wee Jimmy Hats and are completely out of place with Highland Dress of any era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by figheadair View Post
    I rarely wear a bonnet, for me it's a hat for when it rains rather than a piece of costume. When I do, I wear my old military TOS which does the job just fine.

    Tartan bonnets are anathema so far as I'm concerned, something that belongs firmly in the tourist shops along with the Wee Jimmy Hats and are completely out of place with Highland Dress of any era.
    Interesting.

    I wear it as a traditional Scottish hat, but also at the same time as a normal hat. If it's cold I put it on, it if rains I put it on, only with Balmorals. I can't get my Glens wet. I realize they are a modern innovation, but I personally think it is a great innovation.

    I might get a Royal Stewart tartan Glengarry. I'll see.

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    I have a plain fawn military TOS but it's hardly suitable headgear for the conditions in my part of Australia.
    Last edited by Bruce Scott; 18th August 18 at 05:00 PM.

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    I like a nice Indiana Jones style or brimmed hat with mesh sides for keeping cool and the sun off my head. My kids ruined the last one so none at the moment till I find one that suits me.

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    [

    (1) - Balmoral or Glengarry? Balmoral

    (2) - Tartan, diced or plain? Diced
    (2a) - What colour? Navy
    (2b) - What dicing colour? Navy
    (2c) - What tartan?
    (2d) - What toorie colour? Navy

    Personally, myself, I own two Balmorals and two Glengarries. One of each is plain black. One of each kind is black with red/white/black dicing. Love them both. Personally I love the idea of tartan Balmorals and Glengarries, but dislike the current ones they sell. I wish they would start making the tartan bonnets without the sewing line that can be clearly seen round the top of the Balmorals and I've seen some Glengarries with a sewing line round the top.[/QUOTE]

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    Cold(er) weather: Balmoral, a very dark navy, with a red toorie.

    Warm weather: A Tilley or, sometimes, a Panama hat, either of which keep the sun off my head, face, and neck better than the Balmoral.

    Holcombe

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    I only get to wear my ‘Scottish’ head cover during the cooler months in my parts - my ears and neck need shade for those other times.
    For those cooler months, I have a few hand made tams from Gloria Holmes that diverge from the traditional kit, larger circumference, no toorie; historical look most likely.
    I am, admittedly, comfortable with it probably due to awesome late 80’s/early 90’s American fashion styles.
    "We are all connected...to each other, biologically; to the earth, chemically; to the universe, atomically...and that makes me smile." - Neil deGrasse Tyson

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebelrouser View Post
    [

    (1) - Balmoral or Glengarry? Balmoral

    (2) - Tartan, diced or plain? Diced
    (2a) - What colour? Navy
    (2b) - What dicing colour? Navy
    (2c) - What tartan?
    (2d) - What toorie colour? Navy

    Personally, myself, I own two Balmorals and two Glengarries. One of each is plain black. One of each kind is black with red/white/black dicing. Love them both. Personally I love the idea of tartan Balmorals and Glengarries, but dislike the current ones they sell. I wish they would start making the tartan bonnets without the sewing line that can be clearly seen round the top of the Balmorals and I've seen some Glengarries with a sewing line round the top.
    [/QUOTE]

    Did you mean to say something else? You just quoted me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holcombe Thomas View Post
    Cold(er) weather: Balmoral, a very dark navy, with a red toorie.
    Excellent, loving it. You have great taste.

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