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    Alternative Kilt Pins

    Last edited by Iain Ruaidh; 23rd September 22 at 09:51 AM.
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    They were the right way up when I chose them from my phone…
    Descendant of Malones from Cork and O’Higgins from Wicklow

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    Personally, I would not choose any of those, but each to their own.
    " 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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    I see nothing wrong with those choices. I'm partial to the one at the top and the Celtic cross, personally. I seem to recall that the round pins should be worn a bit higher on the apron though.
    Last edited by Guiness gets my Irish up; 12th November 22 at 06:28 AM.

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    [QUOTE=Guiness gets my Irish up;1401530............... I seem to recall that the round pins should be worn a bit higher on the apron though.[/QUOTE]

    That’s a new one on me . As far as I am aware, where one wears one’s kilt pin, of whatever shape, is entirely down to personal preference and in passing, if one chooses not to wear a kilt pin at all, then that is perfectly acceptable too.
    " 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    That’s a new one on me . As far as I am aware, where one wears one’s kilt pin, of whatever shape, is entirely down to personal preference and in passing, if one chooses not to wear a kilt pin at all, then that is perfectly acceptable too.
    After years of wearing just a simple blanket pin, I have taken to wearing no pin at all. I don't find myself missing wearing a kilt pin, and it doesn't seem to make any difference to me. I'm rather liking the simplicity, in fact.

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    I don’t wear a pin on my heavy wool kilt, either!
    Descendant of Malones from Cork and O’Higgins from Wicklow

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    Here's my Bronze Age pattern kilt pin.
    It's made of resin with a steel core to give it some mass.KILT PIM.jpg
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    Those ancient U Nialls from Donegal were a randy bunch.

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    At least around here, very few men wear objects which were designed and made to be kilt pins, pinned to their kilts.

    In other words the alternative has become the standard.

    I'm a huge fan of traditional kilt pins! Objects designed and made for the sole purpose of being a kilt pin, and nowt else.

    Here's a page from the catalogue I got in the mid-1970s which was my first introduction to Highland Dress.

    The kilt pins are classic designs as made by Robert Allison, Henderson & Horner, and other makers.



    I always wanted one of those traditional kilt pins, and I got this one for around $20 on Ebay, sterling silver, by Henderson & Horner, with a 1950s date stamp.

    Here it is on a c1960 catalogue, called J5



    and here being worn

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    My only other kilt pin is a bespoke one I had made in the 1980s, as I recall by Ortak.

    They made a lovely sterling silver Celtic cross pendant. Could they make it up as a pin?

    They could.



    Being worn a couple weeks ago on Reformation Sunday

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