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17th February 04, 12:57 PM
non kilt - suspenders
just wondered in any of the kilters do the braces on non kilt occasions.
i'm a nut on suspenders ..... i know it sounds a bit hokey, but if you have seen the movie Santa Claus II, Tim Allen wears the absolutely coolest braces with his santa costume.
they appear to be a medium brown leather, embossed and with scroll work with what i'm thinking is either a red velvet or red satin background.
i've been wearing braces for years. the grandkids call them snappers because i let them snap me with them. i bought the boys their own snappers this past xmas, as now they are tall enough to wear them.
just wondering ....
17th February 04, 01:02 PM
I don't have any, but my best friend has some and I'm planning on getting some. They're part of the fashion that comes with our music scene.
P.S. Ambrose is a fine name, its my middle name and I don't see it too often
11th April 06, 02:01 PM
Has anyone else worn braces (or suspenders) with a kilt ? I have. A few times when I lost weight and my kilt wouldn't stay up on it's own and once last Christmas on a kilt I got off ebay, which although should have been my size is in fact a bit big (I'm going up to Scotland this summer and will get it altered). The braces/suspenders work well in fact as they stop the kilt slipping down and maintain it at the right hight (I'm on the large side and don't have hips to hang my kilt or trousers on). In fact in Victorian times everyone wore braces on their kilts. Many of the old kilts have braces buttons on them and a famous old picture shows Highland soldiers loading cargo onto ships during hot weather and having removed their jackets are all wearing braces.
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11th April 06, 02:33 PM
I don't wear suspenders either. I have several Regimental kilts that have buttons for suspenders. I'd really like to see a pic of kilts worn with suspenders though.
Here's a pic of the buttons on one of them.
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11th April 06, 03:19 PM
There's an advert on UK TV at the moment with a hunk in a kilt with braces - that is suspenders here.
The ad is for Cadbury's Creme eggs.
11th April 06, 07:50 PM
I have one tank that I wear suspenders with. I find it most comfortable and doesn't slip down over my non-existent hips. My new Scot in-laws give me static and always correct me on the terminology as "suspenders" in the UK are apparently the same as ladies' garter belts in the US.
11th April 06, 11:24 PM
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12th April 06, 01:08 AM
I did a double take when I first saw this post. This is because 'suspenders' in Britain are what the ladies hold their stockings up with. The vision of a burly bloke in a kilt, black stockings and suspenders almost caused a mental meltdown!
Anyway, on British TV there's an advert running for Cadbury's cream eggs. One of the scences shows a big fella in a white jumper, grey kilt and braces. He is cutting his egg with an axe while his adoring girl looks on. A really positive image of a kilted man, Hoorah!!
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12th April 06, 06:04 AM
The buttons on the ex-mil kilts might also be for matching with the old battldress jackets. The jackets had buttonholes on the lower hem lining for buttoning to trousers, due to the shortness of the jackets. Could be dual purpose.
12th April 06, 06:35 AM
I always wear suspenders, with both kilt and pants.
My waist is bigger than my hips, so they fall down
otherwise. I suppose a really tight belt would
keep them up. Sounds comfortable doesn't it? (not)