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    Talking Is there a name for this?

    Yesterday I was on You tube listening to some pipe music - piobaireachd [pea brock] and it was John Burgess playing "Lament for the children." JD was always the fashion standard for pipers, however if you look at his hose at 1:37, 4:29 and 9:30 they seem to be hose that is done in different colored blocks [lack of a better term] that were woven together - of course they go with his kilt; I've never seen any tartan like this and was wondering is there a special name for this type of hose and where is hose like this made? Can anyone help????
    It puts an interesting twist on highland attire.

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    Can you give us a direct link?
    Rev'd Father Bill White: Retired Parish Priest & Elementary Headmaster, lover of God, people (most of them!) dogs, joy, humour & clarity. 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Father Bill View Post
    Can you give us a direct link?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKLIW-T4GNo



    A bit hard to make out in both the video and still image, but I've not seen anything like them before!

    SM

    P.S. Here's another image of what *may* be the same hose, or at least the same style. They look striped!



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    Iíve come back and looked at the pictures and video about 3 times and
    I just donít know?

    Iím not sure if I like them or not?
    (How unusual for me not to have a firm opinion)

    I shall follow with interest to learn about the style and any history associated with them.

    In the second picture Iím going to say ďit seems a younger man styleĒ
    Those socks would look great with a black canvas kilt.
    And yet in the John Burgess video I think they look lovely and very dashing but still not sure if I like them overall.

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    Is there a name for this

    I sent an e-mail to house of cheviot hopefully it went and maybe they can shed some light on this hose caper.

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    The late John Burgess was noted for his enthusiasm for Highland dress. Iím certain that these hose, and other hose he wore, were custom-made. If you really wanted a pair of hose like this Iím sure you could find a knitter who would take a commission on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Grey View Post
    Iíve come back and looked at the pictures and video about 3 times and
    I just donít know?

    Iím not sure if I like them or not?
    (How unusual for me not to have a firm opinion)

    I shall follow with interest to learn about the style and any history associated with them.

    In the second picture Iím going to say ďit seems a younger man styleĒ
    Those socks would look great with a black canvas kilt.
    And yet in the John Burgess video I think they look lovely and very dashing but still not sure if I like them overall.
    I have looked at them several times, trying to be open-minded and considering the esteemed reputation of the wearer. But I just can't escape the idea that vertically-striped hose with Highland dress come under the category of "a bridge too far". There have been many variations of hose colours and patterns over the centuries, but there's a reason this particular variation never caught on. And the same applies with horizontally striped hose, for that matter. It just starts to look cartoonish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobus View Post
    I have looked at them several times, trying to be open-minded and considering the esteemed reputation of the wearer. But I just can't escape the idea that vertically-striped hose with Highland dress come under the category of "a bridge too far". There have been many variations of hose colours and patterns over the centuries, but there's a reason this particular variation never caught on. And the same applies with horizontally striped hose, for that matter. It just starts to look cartoonish.
    I think that these hose are an example of what John Burgess could get away because, well, he was John Burgess. A bit of eccentricity is acceptable when you nail every other element of a highland outfit with high-quality, well-made kit.

    When one wears a sporran like this:



    One can get away with things that mere mortals cannot...

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidlpope View Post
    I think that these hose are an example of what John Burgess could get away because, well, he was John Burgess. A bit of eccentricity is acceptable when you nail every other element of a highland outfit with high-quality, well-made kit.

    When one wears a sporran like this:



    One can get away with things that mere mortals cannot...
    Here is another example of how this plays out:

    The Cock of the North-


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    Is there a name for this

    Received an answer from House of Cheviot - guess what there called striped hose! TA DAH they can make them but due to them being a special weave a minimum order must be filled, though they did not say what that number is. Imagine that style hose with the colors of the XMarks tartan.

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