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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    Is there any clue of where this chap hails from, Steve?

    Please, please, please don't let him be from the Highlands!
    Lol, it would be great if he was, however I suspect that is not the case.

    As a military man he should be aware of how hideous a beer gut sticking out between waistcoat and lower garment looks (it's acceptable towards the end of a long night, but not at the start), but some of us never learn.

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    Just for curiosity

    Thank you for replying to my post I always look forward to what Jock and Steve have to say because they are so knowledgeable but I find that there are quite a lot of you who have loads of information and advice to give which is great. I was brought up by a highland father but even so I slip up, always a learning curve plus my wife makes sure I look right with a ladies eye. I personally don't wear diced or Argyll I wear tartan cuffs on solid colour.
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    Dirk95

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    I don't own argyle socks, mainly because I can't justify the expense for something I would rarely wear. I have black (probably reserved for funerals) charcoal (dark grey in one of my kilts), lovat blue, lovat green, blood red (burgundy) , bottle green and a sort of khaki.

    I tend end to wear socks that completely contrast my kilt or at least are not the same as the main colour of my kilt. In full blown formal wear argyle look good but so do many one colour socks, of my selection My preferred choice for more formal events would be my blood red hose just because they are my favourites.

    My hose are part merino wool and were purchased off eBay for around 15 a pair, at that price you can pick a couple of colours and mix and match for different events.

    P.S. Just did a quick search, socks were Glenbeg, cost 15.95
    Last edited by Nomad; 23rd January 19 at 12:51 PM. Reason: Detail added

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    About the expense, the bespoke tartan hose I got for my Drummond Of Perth kilt were a little over $100 as I recall, not a huge price leap from my selfcoloured Cheviot hose.

    The tartan hose I have for my Isle Of Skye kilt were picked up secondhand for around the same price as my Cheviot hose.

    But yes I just don't wear tartan hose very often.
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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    For me, although I rarely have occasion to wear black tie, I tend toward off-white hose. Although I know many do not prefer this look, to me, it looks right. This is probably due to the fact that growing up, the only people I saw in kilts were in pipe bands which, at the time, seemed to uniformly wear white hose. Then, when I was in the military, I was used to seeing spats with kilts.

    Shane

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