12th January 17, 05:17 PM
I Like this Place Already!
Hello all you fellow kilt-lovers!
I stumbled onto this site as I was wearing myself out looking for a quality kilt outfit for the best price. After reading a number of posts and responses, I thought to myself, "I like these folks." So I registered.
I'm a retired college professor (University of Nevada Las Vegas) who in recent months has become intrigued by my Scottish roots, which I've managed to trace back to 1200s in the Kintail region of the Highlands. As a new member of Clan MacRae of North America, I have decided to sponsor a tent at the upcoming Las Vegas Highland Games in mid-April. Thus, I'm looking for an outfit.
I've visited most of the kilt makers who support this forum, but all their products and prices are starting to run together. If anyone is willing to share their experience with excellent quality and service companies for a fair price (hey, I'm a Scot!), I would greatly appreciate it.
I'm looking forward to meeting new friends.
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12th January 17, 05:58 PM
Welcome, GlennMac, from Inverness-shire and British Columbia.
12th January 17, 06:00 PM
Welcome from Colorado.
As far as quality, customer service, and price go I would recommend USA Kilts. Celtic Croft has good accessories and some of the hard to find items, like a good instrument oil for bagpipes. Both sometimes have good sales. I have only done business with a few of the advertisers on here so I can not tell you how they all are.
Sometimes some of the bagpipe supply stores have sales. I know www.hendersongroupltd.com/ has great customer service yet not always the best prices on clothing and www.thepipershut.com sometimes has good sale items.
This site also has DIY and For Sale sections that you can check out. The DIY is a great place for ideas if you are good at making thinks. If you wear an unusual size, like my 6' 5" self, then you are not as likely to find a kilt or jacket in your size listed on here.
12th January 17, 06:07 PM
from up north in Reno,
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.' Benjamin Franklin
12th January 17, 06:23 PM
Welcome to the "Great Rabble!"
Rev'd Father Bill White: Parish priest, retired school Principal, lover of God, people, dogs, joy, humour, clarity. Theologian, teacher, leader, philosopher, linguist, dreamer, traditionalist, bon-vivant, encourager of hearts & souls, firm believer in dignity, decency, & duty. A proud Sinclair.
12th January 17, 07:34 PM
Well met Glenn. As far as having Scottish tendencies (frugal), I think you should choose wisely with quality and simplicity. There will be no need to over display Scottish goods and wardrobe. Dress for the environment, length of event, amount of activity you'll exert and comfort. I know other members that have sponsored tents that will pipe in soon. Welcome
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12th January 17, 09:15 PM
Hello and welcome from Toronto.
St. Andrew's Society of Toronto
12th January 17, 09:43 PM
Hello GlennMac and
Eastern Region Vice President
North Carolina Commissioner
Clan Sinclair Association (USA)
12th January 17, 11:41 PM
Always Good to Meet Another Tarheel
Some ancestors from my maternal side spent time in NC, but Dad's line went back to the first governor of VA (appointed by the Crown) and later moved south to NC. Not knowing any of this at the time I was hunting for graduate schools, I selected UNC-Chapel Hill. I built a house outside of Hillsborough, where I soon afterward learned that my ancestors had settled in the early 1700s. I loved it there! Do you subscribe to reincarnation?!
Originally Posted by Tarheel
Ahhh, North Carolina: Winter wonderland to the West with world class SCUBA (wreck) diving on the coast.
Your suggestion about getting an outfit is EXACTLY what I'm thinking. I'm leaning toward an inexpensive "starter" outfit, maybe USA Kilts' Semi-traditional with basic accessories.
I appreciate your advice and warm welcome!
12th January 17, 11:47 PM
Thanks, LKM, for the info and suggestions.
I'm thinking in terms now of the Semi-Traditional Kilt from USA Kilts. At 6'3" I have a partial understanding of your challenges at 6'5".