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    Quote Originally Posted by figheadair View Post
    Luke, got to disagree here, a least as far as the early Highland Regiments were concerned. Loudoun's 64th for example were issued 12 yds to make a plaid, no mention of them ever wearing a feileadh beag and even if they did, it was more likely to have been made from an old plaid and to have contained 3-4 yds not 6.
    Peter:
    With 12 yards ( single width) do you think they would have been making one "great kilt" or two ( keeping in mind that we are often told the average highland man was much small and slimmer, than the average man, today)?
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    Since that 12 yard issue to the 77th was supposed to last 2 years, that to me means 2 garments, it could be one great kilt, and one kilt, or 2 great kilts. There is not going to be one hard fast rule, as it was up to the Regimental commander. During this period you have the 42nd using kilts, while in the 78th they were expressly forbidden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhockin View Post
    Peter:
    With 12 yards ( single width) do you think they would have been making one "great kilt" or two ( keeping in mind that we are often told the average highland man was much small and slimmer, than the average man, today)?
    My understanding is that they were using the full 12 yds (possibly with pleats all the way around per the feoleadh mor worn by Lord Duffus, and that they reused the old material for a feileadh beag once they had a second issue.

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