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    Greetings from the People's Republic of Massachusetts!

    First post. Not new to kilts or wearing them, just took a 50 year hiatus. I danced highland dance a a child, and my Dad played the pipes in the Thistle Guildry Pipe Band in NYC in the 1960's. I recently acquired his kilt, a Thos. Gordon and Sons commercial (non-military contract) one, that I'm guessing is 60+ years old, along with a Lovat green argyle tweed jacket and waistcoat, several hose, flashes, day sporran, bonnets, and boxes of related silver buckles and broaches, bagpipe music, and so on. I'm undertaking some maintenance on the kilt, as it was poorly altered at one point, thankfully only the strap and buckle attachments, and the lining is quite yellow and dirty looking, so I'll make a new lining. I have adopted Robert MacDonald's methods, see him on youtube. I've already made and attached new straps. I need some MacKenzie modern scrap for new buckle tabs. Thankfully, the kilt and jacket pretty much fit, so no extensive alterations are needed.

    My outfit is day wear, and I'm acquiring some things for evening wear. I bought a vintage Montrose doublet, and an inexpensive rabbit fur sporran. Will need a lace Jabot and appropriate hose.

    I'm interested in all aspects of tailoring and maintenance of highland dress, as well as dress etiquette and protocol.

    I'm pleased to have found this forum and to make your acquaintance.

    jv (John)

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    Welcome to the forum!
    "Good judgement comes from experience, and experience
    well, that comes from poor judgement."
    A. A. Milne

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    Welcome from the other side of the Atlantic. I'm a Scotsman living in the English midlands. All the best for your project!

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    Welcome to the forums! Sounds like you're off to a great start!

    Do you know what your next kilt will be yet?

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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Welcome to the "Great Rabble"!
    Rev'd Father Bill White: Retired Parish Priest & Elementary Headmaster, lover of God, people (most of them!) dogs, joy, humour & clarity. Legion Padre, theologian, teacher, philosopher, linguist, dreamer, traditionalist, bon-vivant, encourager of hearts & souls & a firm believer in dignity, decency, & duty. A proud Canadian Sinclair.

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    Thank you, everyone, for your kind words.

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    Welcome from a warm and sunny North Texas!
    KD

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    Welcome from Motherwell (just outside Glasgow) it took me until my 50th birthday before buying my first kilt so better late than never.

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    Hello and welcome from Southern California.

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