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    Shirts and sporrans question.

    I know it's a weird combination to ask about, but I figured that I could cover both in one post.

    First is, I rarely see black shirts being worn with kilts. Am I just not seeing them because they aren't normally worn or are they just not worn with kilts?

    I am also wondering what classifies a sporran as a day sporran and not formal. I do understand that the ones with the metal cantles are for formal or evening wear. What else defines them as being formal/evening sporrans?

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    Black shirts go well with a kilt with black in the tartan.
    Ol' Macdonald himself, a proud son of Skye and Cape Breton Island
    Lifetime Member STA. Two time winner of Utilikiltarian of the Month.
    "I'll have a kilt please, a nice hand sewn tartan, 16 ounce Strome. Oh, and a sporran on the side, with a strap please."

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    Canít speak to black shirts. I just donít wear them kilted or otherwise.

    For sporrans the modern convention is metal and fur for evening and leather for day.

    However thatís not an absolute rule. Some members wear leather sporrans with metal cantles for day or evening. Some donít like fur, some just have amazing leather sporrans that work for any occasion (like the custom jobs with the old MoD brass cantors). Jock Scot likes a plain black flap sporran for most evening events and it looks fine.
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    We need to be specific on metals. There's a big difference between a brass cantle daywear sporran and a silver cantle evening sporran.

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    Ok so brass is a daytime metal and chrome/silver is night time or evening as well as formal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobus View Post
    We need to be specific on metals. There's a big difference between a brass cantle daywear sporran and a silver cantle evening sporran.
    I think figheadair and mcmurdo wear brown leather sporrans with the brass MoD cantles with evening dress. They can chime in though to clarify if I’m mistaken.

    I’m just saying the “rules” are flexible depending on the wearer’s taste.
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    MoD = Ministry of Defence?

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    There's nothing wrong with wearing a black shirt with a kilt. The Islay {Scotland} pipe band and world class piper Ian Spiers all wear black shirts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianHK View Post
    MoD = Ministry of Defence?
    Yessir. I don’t know the details but they made reproduction functional cantles at some point (I saw 50s mentioned) and several members here have had sporrans built from them. Very sharp looking.

    Here’s an example I pulled from google:

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    Quote Originally Posted by FossilHunter View Post
    I think figheadair and mcmurdo wear brown leather sporrans with the brass MoD cantles with evening dress. They can chime in though to clarify if Iím mistaken.

    Iím just saying the ďrulesĒ are flexible depending on the wearerís taste.
    I have 2 sporrans with MoD cantles and brown bags, one was made by Artificer and the other was a family heirloom that was handed down to me, I have never worn either for formal wear. I would not be apposed to it but as yet I have been content with either my sealskin or horsehair sporrans for evening wear.

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