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    Kilts with no metal

    Looking for info on kilt makers who make kilts that meet as many of the following criteria as possible without having to do a custom order:
    1) No metal in them. This one is a must, because I want a kilt that goes through airport metal detectors without issue
    2) Brown, blue, or green tweed
    3) Cargo pockets.

    Skilts have most of this covered, except they have metal in their buckles. But I'm interested in other makers as well, and googling "kilt with buttons" gets me way too many false positives.
    Thanks!

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    Undoubtedly there are other materials that can make a buckle other than metal, but for getting through airport security it is not an issue. I've flown kilted often, as have others here. If the detector goes off, a quick pat over the buckles by the TSA rep to ensure nothing else under there, and happily on my way.

    Your other choice might be to have the kilt made, and then replace the buckle with plastic hardware used on backpacks and such. These are easily found in fabric shops and camping supply stores.

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    Some kilts have Velcro instead of buckles. I have such a five yd kilt. Great for going through security. Any kilt maker could do this for you.
    "Good judgement comes from experience, and experience
    well, that comes from poor judgement."
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    Another way to pass through airport security is to put all your metal in your sporran and though the X Ray and just before you step into the detector turn the kilt on your body 90 degrees. One buckle in front and the others in the back.

    I have done this many times.
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    I am pretty sure there was recently a post here about kilted flying that mentioned replacing their metal buckles with carbon fibre. I looked but couldn't find the post. Maybe they will chime in again with a source.

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    It was post number 28, by IomainPlayer

    http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/f...64/index3.html

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    I never wear pants flying, always kilted. So far no real issues other than stepping aside and getting the pat down. Does not hinder or bother me. I usually wear utility kilts with snaps.
    IF YOU SAY YOU CAN OR CAN'T DO SOMETHING YOU ARE CORRECT.

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    Once someone shared Steve's tip above I started doing the metal detectors sideways. Even worked for Utilikilts. Simple solution. It works. Try it. If it doesn't work no more a problem than going through the regular way. TSA ladies LOVE to wand us...
    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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