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    6.5 yard box-pleated Cameron kilt

    I have inherited a kilt that my great grandfather supposedly bought from a neighbour here in Grey County, ON, along with a matching pipe bag cover, which has been packed away with moth balls for the last 60 or so years, and I have been trying to do some research about it to see if it is worth having restored for light use or if it even CAN be restored, or if it should just remain as a keepsake in its current condition. It appears to have been heavily modified.

    Interested to know if there is any way to figure out where it came from and how old it is.

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    I can help with the remaking question but I'd have thought it possible.

    The material is typical Cheviot type cloth used for military kilts c1900-60. It's possible that this is annex-army kilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by figheadair View Post
    I can help with the remaking question but I'd have thought it possible.

    The material is typical Cheviot type cloth used for military kilts c1900-60. It's possible that this is annex-army kilt.
    I wore a kilt like that back in cadets in high school in the sixties. The Pipe band wore MacGregor and the other ranks wore Cameron kilts. The pocket on the flap appears to be made from a hose top. There were hundreds of these floating around at the army surplus stores in Ontario at that time. Cameron Highlanders of Canada no doubt.

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    It's Cameron Erracht, the Chief-approved "alternate" tartan to the better known Cameron Modern (orange and green). It makes a gorgeous kilt. I have no knowledge of how to do the repairs** but I deeply hope this one can be returned to wearability. Its history will make a wonderful story to tell with it, too. Good luck.

    ** Naturally, best advice is to contact any of our famous kiltmakers here if they don't find you first.
    "Simplify, and add lightness" -- Colin Chapman

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