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    The Checkered/Diced Tie

    Hello all kilt wearers/people!

    Two years ago before I had a kilt, I bought a checkered tie. I soon realized it accidentally goes with my kilt. It is not the same colour but I personally think the contrast is great! And it is similar to the old Celtic tradition of non-matching tartans.

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    Not the most traditional thing ever worn, but looks great nonetheless.

    What do y'all think?
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    This is not a section of this website that I visit often, but yes I regularly wore checked silk ties at one time in my life , blue and gold and red and gold with the checks about an inch across were my choice with my traditional kilt attire. I see no reason why checked ties could not be worn successfully with contemporary kilt attire when needed.
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    I remember a discussion about checked and stripped ties with kilts. I believe the collective thought was an okay look if the tie didn't overwhelm or distract from the tartan.

    Your tie seems quite natural with the ensemble you posted.

    If you're the only one wearing a tie at an outing (a backyard party) you may get asked a few questions about your attire.

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    I like the contrasting pattern. And diced hose are worn with kilts so it seems like a logical progression.

    I think itís a good look.
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    Patrick , I think the tie looks fine with the attire .


    However , I do have one critique and I offer this in the most respectful way .


    A regular suit jacket is not meant to be worn with a kilt as it drapes far too long and covers most of the kilt .


    Cheers , Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGumerait View Post
    Patrick , I think the tie looks fine with the attire .


    However , I do have one critique and I offer this in the most respectful way .


    A regular suit jacket is not meant to be worn with a kilt as it drapes far too long and covers most of the kilt .


    Cheers , Mike
    I agree. However as this is the "Contemporary Kilt" section, then perhaps we must not be too critical about the finer points of kilt attire?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    I agree. However as this is the "Contemporary Kilt" section, then perhaps we must not be too critical about the finer points of kilt attire?
    I'd have to disagree with this statement Jock. I do not think contemporary necessarily equates sloppy. Here is an example of a contemporary style jacket, which in my opinion looks very sharp (minus the tartan tie) and would pass muster with any other more traditional styles. Steve offers and wears a similar style of contemporary jacket, and I'd argue that it is fine kilted attire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manu View Post
    I'd have to disagree with this statement Jock. I do not think contemporary necessarily equates sloppy. Here is an example of a contemporary style jacket, which in my opinion looks very sharp (minus the tartan tie) and would pass muster with any other more traditional styles. Steve offers and wears a similar style of contemporary jacket, and I'd argue that it is fine kilted attire.
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    I would say that outfit in the picture---minus the tartan tie----fits the traditional definition pretty well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    I would say that outfit in the picture---minus the tartan tie----fits the traditional definition pretty well.
    Really? Even though the jacket is not a traditional cut/style? In that case, never mind The boundaries of traditional kilted attire seem to stretch out farther than I originally assumed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manu View Post
    Really? Even though the jacket is not a traditional cut/style? In that case, never mind The boundaries of traditional kilted attire seem to stretch out farther than I originally assumed.
    Traditional kilt attire is not and never has been frozen in time, so yes it does "stretch out further" than many assume. Take Prince Charles's tweed kilt jackets for example, an oft used example of traditional kilt attire in action on this website, few if any, of his tweed day jackets have fancy cuffs or epaulettes.
    " Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the adherence of idle minds and minor tyrants". Field Marshal Lord Slim.

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