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    My Head Wear Collection is Done

    Hello rabble.

    I would just like to tell you all that my head wear collection for my Highland Dress outfit is complete. I will no longer be buying bonnets for it. This is not something I really planned from the beginning but it has ended up this way and decided this would be the point where I draw the line. This is the point where I buy no more bonnets. That's not to say, when all this stuff is done and worn away in future, that I won't get more bonnets, no, not at all. In fact, when the time comes that I need to buy a new kilt all over again, I'm going to do it differently. But for now, I am satisfied.

    Here is my selection;

    Tartan Beret/Tam, Royal Stewart Tartan to match my kilt.
    Plain black Balmoral Bonnet.
    Diced, black Balmoral Bonnet, red/white/black dicing.
    Plain black Glengarry Bonnet.
    Diced, black Glengarry Bonnet, red/white/black dicing.

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    Here is me wearing the tartan Beret/Tam.

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    Here is me wearing the plain Balmoral.

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    Here is me wearing the diced Balmoral.

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    Here is me wearing the plain Glengarry.

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    Here is me wearing the diced Glengarry.

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    So, this is all the bonnets I have.
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    Congratulations, now you can move on to your hose collection.
    I think some like these ,only in red, would be perfect with the tartan Beret.

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    In his younger days, Sir JYS was known as 'the Mod Scot'. Always proud of his heritage.
    "I can draw a mouse with a pencil, but I can't draw a pencil with a mouse"

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    Quote Originally Posted by tokareva View Post
    Congratulations, now you can move on to your hose collection.
    I think some like these ,only in red, would be perfect with the tartan Beret.

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    Itís certainly a bold look.
    Descendant of the Gillises and MacDonalds of North Morar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tokareva View Post
    Congratulations, now you can move on to your hose collection.
    I think some like these ,only in red, would be perfect with the tartan Beret.

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    I stick to the tradition of non-matching hose. Like it should be with Highland Dress.
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    The late friend of Sir JYS, Jim Clark. By birth, neither proper Highland Scots. Only proud Scots.
    Last edited by Baeau; 9th August 18 at 07:01 PM. Reason: add in.
    "I can draw a mouse with a pencil, but I can't draw a pencil with a mouse"

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickHughes123 View Post
    I would just like to tell you all that my xxxxxxxxxx collection for my Highland Dress outfit is complete. I will no longer be buying xxxxxxxx for it.......
    Anybody here ever hear a similar statement on this forum before? Anyone ever SAY a similar statement on this forum before?

    Aye, friend you may believe it for now. But the pictures taunt you, the online sales tempt you, the highland games call you, the tartans beckon you, the spirits of kiltwearers past present and future will haunt you. And you will buy more, of whatever it is you think you have enough of. Been there, bought that.

    For now revel in your collection with pride. Enjoy today's bounty. Tomorrow is another day.

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    Oh I don't know Jeff, all I need to replace quite often, about every two years, are my kilt hose and Tattersall/country check shirts that are also used for my shooting and fishing exploits as well.

    My two Clan tartans(Macleod of Harris) kilts do not need replacing, my kilt jackets will see me out, I don't need more than two kilt pins(one for each kilt), my 30 year old brogues will probably need re-soling again, my bonnet is fine for another decade or three and unless some miracle happens and I can find a dress sporran that I like, my 40+ year old do-it-all sporran will do nicely. Buy once and buy the best and divorce need from necessity are in my view the less expensive routes in the long run.

    I must admit to having a quiet smile----in the nicest possible way--- at you chaps with your tartan collections in kilt form, umpteen bonnets, kilt pins, sporrans and so on. What, I wonder, does it all cost you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickHughes123 View Post
    I stick to the tradition of non-matching hose. Like it should be with Highland Dress.
    The trouble is that Sir Jackie Stewart is a Lowlander--------and it shows.
    " 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    Oh I don't know Jeff, all I need to replace quite often, about every two years, are my kilt hose and Tattersall/country check shirts that are also used for my shooting and fishing exploits as well.

    My two Clan tartans(Macleod of Harris) kilts do not need replacing, my kilt jackets will see me out, I don't need more than two kilt pins(one for each kilt), my 30 year old brogues will probably need re-soling again, my bonnet is fine for another decade or three and unless some miracle happens and I can find a dress sporran that I like, my 40+ year old do-it-all sporran will do nicely. Buy once and buy the best and divorce need from necessity are in my view the less expensive routes in the long run.

    I must admit to having a quiet smile----in the nicest possible way--- at you chaps with your tartan collections in kilt form, umpteen bonnets, kilt pins, sporrans and so on. What, I wonder, does it all cost you?
    Jock,
    As to the cost - My daughter's father-in-law once commented in my wife's hearing that my wearing kilts was due to a mid-life crisis. Michele said "Well that may be, but if so, it's a lot cheaper and less inconvenient than a little red sportscar and a mistress." I am married to a very wise woman.
    Geoff Withnell

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