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    Why yes... it is custom... And a Tewksbury at that.

    Am I Scottish? No.
    Have I ever been to a Highland Games?
    Burns Night?
    Scotland?
    No
    No
    No

    And yet- it had dawned on me even as a wee lad, that like owning a tuxedo or knowing how to accurately and deftly wield a fish knife, every gentleman should have a kilt. That we are planning a trip to Scotland in 2014 made me think that the universe was urging me to get myself a kilt. Which led me to my Glaswegian-in-Exile friend Arlen for his advise on buying a used or "ex-hire" kilt. You would be amazed how much single malt Isley good advise costs these days. Eventually suggesting that if I could stretch, custom really would be the best value. His exact words were, "...if you have the money for a hand sewn Kilt, which all of us would love because they are made specifically for you and the pleats will be expertly sculpted to your very own a**e... Honestly, if you are going the hand sewn route, I would strongly recommend having BarbaraTewkesbury do it. She is INCREDIBLY talented, quite literally learned from the best, sources all of her fabric from Scotland and also happens to be a globe-trotting geologist on top of it all."
    Well, what was not to fall in love with?
    He was right.
    She guided me through the endless looms and pleats of tartan lore and practicality. I should mention that the looms, while never endless, may discontinue a tartan after you've decided it's "the One" but thankfully and never at a loss for guidance Miss Tewksbury took me around until I finally found the perfect tartan + decided the perfect pleat + did it all while I pestered her endlessly. It just arrived in the mail last week and I'm saving it's premier outing for later this month, as soon as I do- I'll post a photo. As well as it's future wearings (At least Princes Street Edinburgh, if not Glen Nevis!)

    Thank you so much Barbara

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    First off
    Secondly, as a Tewksbury owner myself, welcome to the club. I am sure you will get years of wear from your new kilt and I look forward to the photos when you get them.

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    Hello, NayAScot!



    And looking forward to the kilt pictures.
    Allen Sinclair, FSA Scot
    Eastern Region Vice President
    North Carolina Commissioner
    Clan Sinclair Association (USA)

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    Welcome from Calgary!
    "Good judgement comes from experience, and experience
    well, that comes from poor judgement."
    A. A. Milne

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    from Charleston, SC.....
    Doug
    Clan Ogilvie; AF&AM/Scottish Rite/York Rite/Shriner; Charleston Scottish Society; Brotherhood of the Isle of Skye; Matt Newsome Kilt Owners Group

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    Welcome from the highlands of Central Massachusetts. Looking forward to seeing the pictures. Barb is a treasure.

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    Welcome aboard mate, and to echo Glen's comments, welcome to the club as well! Barb does make a fine kilt, the best I've ever owned!




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    Hello and welcome, NayAScot, from Houston, TX.

    Kyle and NayAScot, that was praise, indeed. I will make a note of this for future reference.

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