2nd January 09, 05:20 PM
Sorry to be picky, but it's Robert, not Robin
2nd January 09, 05:50 PM
I have to agree with you Jock. Rob probably got the idea from watching Sir Sean Connery who is, to my mind, one of the most frequent perpetrators of this misdemeanour - a tartan four-in-hand or a lace jabot. With a Prince Charlie? No! Please no!
Originally Posted by Jock Scot
Etiquette and tradition apart, it just does not LOOK right.
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2nd January 09, 07:58 PM
Jock, Ham I heartily agree with both of you, the one thing that really ruins the look is the tartan tie, I'd even look past the belt with a waistcoat faux pas as it is such a common one, it would have been so much better with either a bow tie, or a tweed jacket.
2nd January 09, 08:11 PM
In Spokane we've had a kilted weatherman before. George Maupin wore a kilt doing the weather when we were doing a bit for the Spokane Highland Games.
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2nd January 09, 09:25 PM
good to see a good representation of a kilted person, and on primetime to boot.
not a punk kilt, not a 21C kilt, not a guy wearing a dress.
I rather choose to enjoy his attire instead of tearing it down.
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2nd January 09, 09:42 PM
To the Phoenix Rabble: Maybe we can get Sean McLaughlin kilted for the Highland Games or St Patrick's Day?
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3rd January 09, 01:13 AM
Well, alright I have criticized the picture, but when you consider the dozens of threads here with dozens of questions of "how to wear the kilt, bonnet, jacket, waist coat, hose, shoes, flashes, tie, belt, pin, badge properly?" it is helpful(?) for some of us to point out what is not quite right.Only trying to help,you know!
Originally Posted by hospitaller
Last edited by Jock Scot; 3rd January 09 at 02:18 AM.
3rd January 09, 04:29 AM
Originally Posted by hospitaller
It is simply this, Highland Attire carries with it certain rules, now if you choose to ignore the rules or come up with some excuse about why you do not follow the rules of how to properly wear Highland Attire, then you should expect to be questioned by those that know the difference. Please remember that while the kilt is an article of clothing, it is also the National Dress of Scotland, as with many things there is a right way and a wrong way of putting it on.
It was most likely not the weatherman's fault as has been stated before there was most likely a dresser who put the ensemble together. Now to be fair they hit close to the mark, but you know the old saying "Close only counts in Horseshoes and Hand Grenades." Some of us on this board are traditionalists, some are not, for those of us who see ourselves as traditionalists, I dare say an outfit like the one pictured is even more grating than a Utilikilt with scrunched down hose boots and a T-Shirt.
3rd January 09, 11:33 AM
Oh dear , oh dear..... why oh why must we always hark on about "proper dress" there is so much talk about "highland Attire" and the fact that it is the national dress of Scotland....... it's not....
the kilt , yes of course,
but not the PC and all the rest of that wardrobe.
We do this discussion so often.. and it usually comes down to it being said that you can wear what you like... but wear it properly! - which sort of implies there are rules!
We can wear whatever we like and however we like, not everyone will like it, and sometimes it might well seem out of place, BUT the kilt is not a uniform and I do get tired that the PC style of kilt attire should be seen as the "proper one"
I saw the weatherman in the kilt and my first reaction was positive , I then though perhaps the tartan tie was a little odd, but I was perfectly happy that he wore it, to be honest my only surprise was that it took too so long for so many members to criticise his outfit.
I know this is likely to start another bout of what to wear, but PLEASE everyone , lets be positive, kilt wearers are generally an individual lot , and I for one am very glad of that
3rd January 09, 12:34 PM
Originally Posted by paulhenry
Respectfully though... some people wear Highland attire (and yes, the PC jacket is part of Scottish National Dress) because of the customs and traditions. For me, customs and traditions are comforting in a world that frequently sacrifices everything for money/fads/etc.
I firmly believe that respect is a two-way street. Whilst I wouldn't necessarily wear the outfit this gentleman put together (or more likely the wardrobe staff put together), I'm not going to tell him he's a horrible person or that he should change it...however, I am entitled to give my opinion on a forum where the purpose is to discuss kilts and related attire.
If wearing kilts is really about freedom and indviduality, then the traditionalist point-of-view should be respected on an equal footing as those who see it as a "non-conformist" garment for the indvidual.
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