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    The Kilt Kops

    Ladies and Gentlemen of X Marks.

    There seems to have been a lot of posts recently about "The right way to wear a kilt." or "What is or is not proper with the kilt."

    Just so there are no mistakes about what X Marks is, let me state this as plainly as I can.

    This is a kilt forum. It is where those who wear the kilt, appreciate the kilt, or can identify a kilt 2 times out of 3 without having to look in the back of the book, can gather and share our love of this garment we call the kilt.

    It does not matter how you wear your kilt or what type of kilt you wear. It is not about what you wear with your kilt.

    There are no, and will not be any, Kilt Kops on X Marks. A member can post photos of how they choose to wear their kilt. A member can ask other members for opinions on how their kilt looks. A member can state their preference for their chosen accessories.

    But so far no one has been able to come up with a single definition of what a kilt is.
    We have as many opinions on what is worn with a kilt as we have members.
    It would be the height of egotism for one member to tell another that they are wearing their kilt wrong.

    We have members from the Scottish highlands, the lowlands, from elsewhere in the UK, from N. America, Europe, S. Africa, Japan, and about everywhere else you can think of. We even have a member who wintered over in Antarctica with his kilt.

    We are a community of kilt wearers. We share and respect the kilt in all its forms and in all the ways it can be worn. Of course we will sometimes disagree among ourselves but when someone outside of our community attempts to tell a member that they are wrong or cannot wear the kilt we band together in support.

    Our community is made up of individuals. Individuals who are strong willed, opinionated, self-confidant, and even, sometimes, eccentric. Each has their own reason for wearing the kilt. Even our advertisers and staff participate here as individual members first.

    As individuals we can share our opinions. We can offer advice from our own experiences and preferences. We can even state "I would not wear my kilt that way", but we always respect each other for their experiences and preferences.

    This forum will welcome anyone who wears, or wishes to wear, the kilt.

    Kilt Kops? Well, you're free to tell me that you would not wear your kilt a particular way. What you can't do is try to tell me I am wrong to wear my kilt my way.

    Actually, I guess you can try. Just remember that if you do try, you had better bring friends, lots of friends. Because I've got 15,000 X Marks members on my side.
    Steve Ashton
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    Thank you Steve for bringing us all back to reality.
    I bow to your wisdom.
    Lang may your lum reek and a wee mouse never leaves your cupboard with a tear in its eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Ashton View Post
    Actually, I guess you can try. Just remember that if you do try, you had better bring friends, lots of friends. Because I've got 15,000 X Marks members on my side.
    That's 0.0000025 of the world's population.

    Thanks, Steve. I agree completely.
    --dbh

    When given a choice, most people will choose.

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    Thank you Steve! Let's all keep this place hospitable to all!

    AMEN, AMEN, SO MOTE IT BE, AMEN!
    Rev'd Father Bill White: Retired Parish Priest & Elementary Headmaster, lover of God, people (most of them!) dogs, joy, humour & clarity. Legion Padre, theologian, teacher, philosopher, linguist, dreamer, traditionalist, bon-vivant, encourager of hearts & souls & a firm believer in dignity, decency, & duty. A proud Sinclair.

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you.
    President, Clan Buchanan Society International

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    Thanks Steve. Those are incredibly fine words for folks like me who are new'ish (almost a year!) to kilt wearing. From you and many on this forum, I have learned that those who don it are gentlemen, indeed.

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    OR!! We could join their ranks and create a new way of Policing kiltwearers!



    ...let's not...
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    "Long Live the Long Shirts!"- Ryan Ross

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    Does that mean I can't keep my badge?

    The hielan' man he wears the kilt, even when it's snowin';
    He kens na where the wind comes frae,
    But he kens fine where its goin'.

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    Well said Steve. I'll drink to that.


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