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Where to Start?
So you are interested in wearing the kilt and have come to X Marks the Scot.com, but you aren't sure where to start. Kilts can cost quite a bit and it really does pay to do you homework and decide exactly what you are looking for in a kilt before making your purchases.
Steve Ashton, kiltmaker and owner of Freedom Kilts www.freedomkilts.com has written a great overview of all the kilt options available to today's kilt wearer entitled Too many styles of Kilts to choose from.
This article can be found here:
Dr Nicholas J Fiddes, Governor of the Scottish Tartans Authority, and founder of the world’s first company to market kilts on the Internet, Scotweb http://www.scotweb.co.uk/ created a free downloadable ebook covering all you need to know about purchasing a kilt entitled Kilts and Tartan made Easy
The free ebook may be downloaded here:
Lastly Matt Newsome, Kiltmaker and currator of the Scotish Tartans Museum offer his thoughts on his informative website http://albanach.org/index.htm
His MATTHEW NEWSOME'S PATENTED ADVICE FOR THE FIRST TIME KILT WEARER may be found here:
Our thanks to Steve, Nick, and Matt for their time, efforts, and willingness to share their knowledge.
There are a few books available on the subject of wearing the kilt. All the following are available at the Scottish Tartans Museum gift store http://giftshop.scottishtartans.org/ among other sources
So You're Going To Wear The Kilt by J Charles Thompson
The Kilt & How to Wear It by The Hon. Stuart Ruaidri Erskine
Matthew Newsome's Patented Advice For First Time Kilt Wearers by Matt Newsome
All About Your Kilt by Bob Martin
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