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    Thumbs up New USAK Semi-Trad Navy Tartan

    I got a call today from working saying that a package had arrived for me (work being where I have everything shipped). I suspected it to be my new Navy tartan Semi-Trad from USAK and when I picked it up after class, sure enough it was. Out of the box this kilt was not what I expected. Now, thats not a bad thing by any means, several features just surprised me. One is that the kilt is unlined. The feel of the material is so nice that I doubt that will make a difference. Another thing is that it doesnt come up as high as I traditionally wear a kilt. Now I realize that this is NOT a tank by any means, and my Cunningham tank is a hard act to follow. Over all this is a fine kilt. It has substantial buckles, good construction, and the material feels very nice. It has excellent swish for such a light material as well. I ordered it a bit shorter this time, as my Cunningham tank is just a bit loner than I like. The combination of the kilt hitting the top of my knee instead of middle and lightweight material make it feel like I am wearing nothing at all when the kilt is on. To me thats good, as this kilt will be very comfortable. I have no pics of me wearing it yet, but I will get some soon.







    Rocky, thanks for verifying my measurements. The kilt fits perfectly snugly and sits wear it should without a belt, so I am glad I added the extra inch. It turns out however, even with as quick as Rocky's service was, I gained some girth between ordering and receiving. Hopefully I dont get any bigger any time soon.

    Also, this kilt, was the generous gift of an anonymous board member. My thanks goes out to you. I will thoroughly enjoy this kilt and I will try to reflect your kindness in my everyday behavior.

    BB

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    Congratulations!
    I tried to ask my inner curmudgeon before posting, but he sprayed me with the garden hose
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    Quote Originally Posted by berserkbishop View Post
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    Also, this kilt, was the generous gift of an anonymous board member. My thanks goes out to you. I will thoroughly enjoy this kilt and I will try to reflect your kindness in my everyday behavior.

    BB
    This forum and its members ROCK! Good looking kilt, well done Rocky.

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    nice tartan!
    Congratulations!

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    Congratulations on another new kilt. Yes Rocky and Kelly's USA Kilts rock and so does this forum's membership. I am sure the USA semi-trad will give you a lot of pleasure. I have one of their products, a semi-trad Hunting MacLeod, pleated to the stripe, which I wear quite often. Not in the same league as a tank, but you do get good value for money and I have on occasion worn my USA semi-trad to church.
    Vice-President and Regional Director for Scotland for Clan Cunningham International, and a Scottish Armiger.

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    Very nice, BB.
    BTW~ what will you be doing in the USN?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finn View Post
    Very nice, BB.
    BTW~ what will you be doing in the USN?
    I am going into the Nuclear Engineering program.

    Here are some pics of me wearing the kilt. The more I wear it the more I like it. Somehow I seem to be fluctuating waist size from day to day because now I can cinch it up 3 notches and before I could only get 1! Anyway, sorry about looking like a slob in the pics. I just threw on the kilt and accessories quickly so the girlfriend could snap some shots.





    The house is a ruddy mess so I again apologize for the background but I wanted to get some pics of this great kilt posted.

    Thanks for a wonderfully constructed kilt Rocky & Kelly!

    BB

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    Quote Originally Posted by berserkbishop View Post
    I am going into the Nuclear Engineering program.
    Congrats on the new Kilt, as well as entering the "Great Grey Canoe Club". Don't let the intense training in the Nuke program get to you, there were a lot of guys who "checked out" while I was in ET "A" School. I'm sure you will do fine, you wear a Kilt after all.
    Bidh cron duine cho mr ri beinn mun lir dha fhin e. (A man's fault will be as big as a mountain before he sees it.)

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    and really nice looking! COngratulations!

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    Congratulations, man!

    Slob? I've seen worse!

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