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    Working on an outfit for a semi-formal occasion

    My wife and I will be celebrating our 20th anniversary by renewing our vows. She actually suggested that I wear a kilt, but asked for something grey or black. So I came up with a "Hamilton" grey kilt. It's a summer event, in a barn, (so no AC and lots of straw) so I am not wearing a jacket (by her request as well). I found a vest that I think works okay with the kilt. It's a 6 button, which is a tad long, but at the same time it hides a bit of my, errrr, "girth".

    Now I am looking for footwear and a new sporran. Unfortunately (for me) I need them both to be synthetic (vegan) which is proving more difficult than anything at this point.

    Here's my progress so far....IMG_1049.JPG
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    I know i have seen a vegan sporran, but sorry I dont remember where.

    For footwear, I am sure there are plenty of vegan options. The one that comes to mind first are a pair of vegan 1461 Doc Martens shoes or 1460 boots. Not cheap, and not gillie brogues, but i think they would do, plus you can wear them other times, and personally i think 1460s go great with a kilt.

    I am sure I will be corrected, but i tend to bend the traditional.

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    Not sure of the quality but you could look here:

    http://www.vegetariansporran.com/dress-sporrans.html

    I think you look great so far BTW. Good for you for seeking out a vegan option.

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    Okay, small update of sorts. Last night I picked up a different shirt option. The lady at the store wasn't impressed with my idea, but I like monochromatic palettes for outfits at times....I grabbed a grey dress shirt. It has a decent fit, but takes away the contrast that the white shirt was providing. I found the white shirt a little too "maitre d'" feeling. I also pulled the trigger on a pair of Dr Marten Chelsea boots. https://www.drmartens.com/ca/en_ca/p/21456001 I'm not sure I will go with them, I ordered them online, so we'll see how they fit...if they fit...

    As for the sporran, I may find myself making another sporran. I made my current one, and it's held up OK. SportKilt has a vegan leather sporran, but the shipping to Canada is a little silly. The ones at vegetariansporransuk are nice, but a little too expensive for my use/budget. So I will give building one a shot again.

    I will update again when the boots arrive, or when I build the sporran!

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    FWIW, i think you will look sharp!

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    If it's a ghillie brogue you want, there is indeed a vegan version: https://www.barr1highlandsupply.com/...e_brogues.html
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    Okay, boots are here, slowly trying to break these things in so I don't look like I'm limping around on the special night. Now to making a sporran!

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    For what it is worth I don't think boots will ever fit the bill for smart events and boots with rubber soles certainly won't. A well polished pair of black oxfords would do nicely.

    Alright its a traditional Highland Scot speaking from the Highlands of Scotland, so you can do with my advice as you please, but........
    Last edited by Jock Scot; 13th August 19 at 01:31 PM.
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    I appreciate the fact you only want synthetic materials, but out of curiosity, may I ask why specifically?
    I don't eat land animals myself, so that part I can understand.

    Is it because the animal was harvested/slaughtered? Would you wear leather that came from an animal that died of natural causes? Sorry for the dumb questions.

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    There are the Ghillators (I think they're called) which are Ghillie-style shoes made of a foam rubber sort of stuff.

    I don't think they're made any more, but I see them at every Highland Games on the feet of pipers and drummers.
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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