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    More Victorian check tweed...

    I did a thread last year on vintage check tweed, here it is:

    http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/f...k-tweed-94273/

    In that thread there were gents in tartan kilts and check tweed jackets, or check tweed kilts with non-matching jackets, either plain or of a different check tweed.

    Here we have complete outfits, kilt, waistcoat, and jacket, made from the same check tweed:





    I think this would be called an "over check" in the UK. It's called a "windowpane check" in the USA.



    Post-Victorian, but the King in a complete check tweed outfit, though the kilt tweed seems different than that of the jacket & waistcoat.



    I also have a large number of photos of men wearing complete outfits of plain tweed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    I did a thread last year on vintage check tweed, here it is:

    http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/f...k-tweed-94273/

    In that thread there were gents in tartan kilts and check tweed jackets, or check tweed kilts with non-matching jackets, either plain or of a different check tweed.

    Here we have complete outfits, kilt, waistcoat, and jacket, made from the same check tweed:

    It would be interesting to have seen this in colour. I'm not convinced that it's not a complete tartan, albeit a small check type pattern, outfit rather than tweed i.e. cloth of a mixtured yarn.

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    And I do wish he hadn't hidden the sporran with his bonnet!

    It appears to be a small seal sporran, the likes of which didn't become popular until after 1900.

    My main question is the sort of cantle. I might guess it has an 18th century style cantle, that having a certain ongoing popularity, but who knows.
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    I like number 3, the first windowpane.

    Not a fan of those 'killer bee's' hose. They remind me of old sporting club socks.

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    I notice that Edward VII is wearing the dreaded flat cap with his kilt. I think it looks good, although some members of the Rabble may disagree with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingandrew View Post
    I notice that Edward VII is wearing the dreaded flat cap with his kilt. I think it looks good, although some members of the Rabble may disagree with me.

    Andrew
    Flat caps worn with the kilt seems to have gone out of fashion in about 1918 and seems to have stayed that way for traditional kilt wearers, particularly in Scotland, to this day. Personally I can see why however others, often new to kilt wearing, appear to disagree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    Flat caps worn with the kilt seems to have gone out of fashion in about 1918 and seems to have stayed that way for traditional kilt wearers, particularly in Scotland, to this day. Personally I can see why however others, often new to kilt wearing, appear to disagree.
    Bugger - I'm so out of step with these modern fads...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomo View Post
    Bugger - I'm so out of step with these modern fads...
    Right there with you, Im still not sure this whole knife pleat fashion is going to take off....

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post


    Wow, check out the selvedge/bottom of that kilt! Is it just a really rough selvedge, or is it a raw cut edge? Or maybe just that the material of the kilt (tweed?) is so fuzzy from wear that it's hanging down past the bottom edge? That entire kilt looks very "fluffy".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobus View Post
    Wow, check out the selvedge/bottom of that kilt! Is it just a really rough selvedge, or is it a raw cut edge? Or maybe just that the material of the kilt (tweed?) is so fuzzy from wear that it's hanging down past the bottom edge? That entire kilt looks very "fluffy".
    It looks like a rough/uneven selvedge. This is generally the result of:

    • Incorrect tension.
    • Weft pulled too tightly and iregularly.
    • Poor technique.

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