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  1. #1
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    Ugh, the wait for a custom kilt!

    At the risk of sounding like an impatient American, the wait for my custom kilt is getting ridiculous!

    I was measured for a bespoke kilt at Chisholm’s in Inverness on Sept. 15. Their website said it takes 6-8 weeks, which is no big deal. They told me when I was there it would be 8 weeks (middle of November) because they were getting busy. As we got closer to 8 weeks they said it would be delayed 2 weeks, making it 10 total. As we’re just past the 10 week mark I contacted them yesterday to see when they’d be shipping and when I needed to pay the other half of the total. They told me it was going to be ANOTHER 2 weeks delayed, making it 12. They apologized and said it would be shipping Dec. 12.

    If Chisholm’s didn’t have such a great reputation I would be worried, but waiting 50% longer than I was originally told is a little annoying.

    Just venting my frustration I guess...

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    Try planting trees, that will teach you patience!
    " Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the adherence of idle minds and minor tyrants". Field Marshal Lord Slim.

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    At the risk of sounding like a spoiled rotten and uncaring American, "Tis the Season". All things this time of year take longer and that makes the "jonesing" for a kilt to arrive that much worse. Still, I feel your pain. I'm waiting on a jacket mailed from Texas (thank you Tobus) that will arrive (God willing and creeks don't rise) Dec. 2nd. I expect a cardio workout because of the frequent trips to the mail box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    Try planting trees, that will teach you patience!
    Or waiting for your 31 year old to finish University, & get (out) a life of her own...............we are still waiting......
    "I can draw a mouse with a pencil, but I can't draw a pencil with a mouse"

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    LOL Feeling your pain! It seemed forever for my kilt to arrive from Scotland. But it was well worth the wait! Compared to the utility kilts and sport kilt I purchased to hold me over, the quality is mind-blowingly different. But each has its purpose, I suppose.

    Now I am waiting on custom boots I ordered on August 11th! :P

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    I do not intend to rub noses into the dirt but, my jacket arrived and fits like a glove. I'll post photos soon. The wait was certainly worth every moment. I know the same will be great for you.

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