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    A German Burns night

    An interesting piece - https://www.thenational.scot/news/17...s/?ref=mr&lp=5 - about a Burns night celebration in Germany. It is remarkable how widely Burns is celebrated all around the world.

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    As I have stated before, there is a very happy sartorial medium between Highland Dress and Trachtenmode that can and should be embraced, and Celtic-Bavarian cross-cultural experiences that should be sought out. Wear your kilt to an Oktoberfest event, and take it from there!
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    The best kilt hose in the world are German Kniestrümpfe. If they were knitted with more decorative tops and more colors they could put House of Cheviot out of business. As is, the decorative knitting along the leg portion of the German socks and the interesting colors make them winners with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benning Boy View Post
    The best kilt hose in the world are German Kniestrümpfe. If they were knitted with more decorative tops and more colors they could put House of Cheviot out of business. As is, the decorative knitting along the leg portion of the German socks and the interesting colors make them winners with me.
    Heh, I've done the opposite! I've worn cream wool kilt hose with hand-knit green tops with my Tracht to an Oktoberfest! XD
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    House of Cheviot kilt hose are just plain boring. German knee socks are knitted decoratively and can be found in interesting colors not seen in Scottish made hose. I also find shooting socks attractive.

    f I had the wherewithal to contract with Germans to produce hose for the kilted market I would. All I'd want them to do is knit the hose with a more decorative top, that is more decorative knitting pattern, not necessarily color.

    I almost panicked recently when I saw my dog dragging out one of my loden colored German socks to chew on. I prize that pair. White German socks are what I would call a natural shade and flecked, just as wool is when taken from the sheep. Add the fancy knitting pattern and they become white hose you can wear with a kilt without looking like you just stepped out of the hire shop. The darned dog hasn't found the white ones yet.
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    Benning Boy,

    Where do you get your Tracht hose? I would really like a better pair to wear with my Lederhose and would love to see how they look with my kilt.

    I, too, appreciate shooting socks. However, I also like my HOC kilt hose as well, especially the argyle pair.

    Andrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benning Boy View Post
    The best kilt hose in the world are German Kniestrümpfe.
    Like this?

    https://www.oktoberfest.de/de/shop/h...loferl-socken/

    Just kidding!

    Here are the ornate ones

    https://www.stebel-trachten.de/Shopg...den-lusan.html

    These look like they might be the nice flecked natural ones you were talking about. They're very nice, and as a bonus they actually go up to my size!! (48EU).

    https://www.ebay.de/itm/Trachtenstru...-/261189685760

    These are amazing

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/363454632426240169/

    What's with the two-piece ones, with short socks and a separate calf thing? Those would look odd with the kilt!

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/520658...48009/?lp=true

    Those tops are very ornate, and could be worn as cuffs over hose with plain tops.

    I just googled Kniestrümpfe and found that it is evidently a generic word for knee-socks (as I might have guessed).

    Herren Trachten Kniestrümpfe did the trick, as did Trachtenstrümpfe, for those non-Germans like me who want to google them.

    Tracht: traditional clothing, literally "what is worn, or carried" Wiki says. This site, I suppose, is about schottische tracht.
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    The UK shooting world do produce some really ornate hose that would, I think, satisfy the more adventurous of us in the kilt world-----at a price!

    I cant do those attachment thingies, but if you google Westley Richards -------yes they are gunmakers------go to the shop section, then go to the mens clothing section and plough through pages of attire and you will come across some rather colourful hose. Not for me, but some of you may like them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    if you google Westley Richards...you will come across some rather colourful hose. Not for me, but some of you may like them.
    Yikes!



    And $350 a pair!
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    Those are some good links, O.C. My German knee socks are more than long enough to turn down like the usual kilt hose. In fact they come up high enough they'd make good sexy girl socks. They should work for most guys. There are quite a few on eBay now. The German socks have fancy legs, butt plain tops. Scottish socks have plain legs but fancy tops -- usually. If the two styles could be merged they'd be really interesting.

    Jack Pyle shooting socks look promising. The ones I'm looking at are only sized up to US size 11.5. I've found other Pyke clothing isn't sized for larger guys. I have a pair of Pykes on order.

    Pennine shooting socks are nice and do come in sizes for larger feet. There is are a wide range of colors available from them. I have one pair in burnt orange. I've never seen anything like that from HoC..
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