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    WWI Highlanders



    Notice how the standard jacket is simply folded back and the cotton duck haversack used as a sporran...

    More available in newly discovered contemporary French photographs.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...r-1984325.html

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    Notice also the length of the kilt. Much more pratical and akin to the length seen in portraits up until the Victorian era.

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    COOL!
    I know what I'll be doing tonight
    [SIZE="2"][FONT="Georgia"][COLOR="DarkGreen"][B][I]T. E. ("TERRY") HOLMES[/I][/B][/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]
    [SIZE="1"][FONT="Georgia"][COLOR="DarkGreen"][B][I]proud descendant of the McReynolds/MacRanalds of Ulster & Keppoch, Somerled & Robert the Bruce.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE="1"]"Ah, here comes the Bold Highlander. No @rse in his breeks but too proud to tug his forelock..." Rob Roy (1995)[/I][/B][/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]

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    Went through both news stories and culled all photos I could find of kilties. Posting them shortly to the Vintage Kilts photo thread.
    [SIZE="2"][FONT="Georgia"][COLOR="DarkGreen"][B][I]T. E. ("TERRY") HOLMES[/I][/B][/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]
    [SIZE="1"][FONT="Georgia"][COLOR="DarkGreen"][B][I]proud descendant of the McReynolds/MacRanalds of Ulster & Keppoch, Somerled & Robert the Bruce.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE="1"]"Ah, here comes the Bold Highlander. No @rse in his breeks but too proud to tug his forelock..." Rob Roy (1995)[/I][/B][/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]

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    What's cool is the wide variety of dress in WWI, with the Scottish pattern jackets, English pattern, and modified English pattern all worn with the kilt, and gas mask bags worn as sporrans etc.

    These matters were oftentimes regularised within certain units, for example I saw a photo of various members of a certain Highland battalion, all the members wearing their gas mask bags as sporrans in precisely the same manner, while members of a different Highland battalion in the same photo are all wearing no sporran or bag.

    This is an extemely interesting photo which rewards a bit of study:




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