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    a couple new items

    I finally managed to get an official necktie for my university. It's scarlet with small "SD" spear logos on it in black and darker red.

    I also have a new sporran (had it a couple months now). It is a black hunting sporran from Margaret Morisson sporranmakers. It's a thousand times better than my old pakistani sporran from a material and construction standpoint alone. Much more durable with thick leather gusseting and a suede lining whereas the old one was made of stiff, cheap leather, unlined, with a thin pleather gusset.

    Lighting is bad in these photos but I have a shirt with a green gingham check on.

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    Descendant of the Gillises and MacDonalds of North Morar.


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    Yes it's a nice sporran! And nice photos.
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first white settlers on the Guyandotte

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    Very Nice Sporran, I really like it.
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    There's a weird perspective thing with the photos that makes my kilt look longer than it is. I think the photographers was angling the phone down a bit.

    I found my old cheapo sporran. I will have to do a thread comparing the two with photos as it might help some people to see just how big of a difference in quality there is between an inferior copy and the "real deal." I originally balked at the cost of Scottish sporrans but the difference really is night and day.
    Descendant of the Gillises and MacDonalds of North Morar.

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    new belt and better lighting

    I got a new belt and the light is much better in this photo, which also shows off the sporran better.

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    Also new self tie garters!
    Descendant of the Gillises and MacDonalds of North Morar.

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    I have a friend that collects Vera Wang handbags. She tells me of her thrill when getting each one because of the quality. I read in your words the same "sparkle" she gets in her eyes with each new item for her stable of bags.

    Wait until you get a new kilt ordered and you'll understand the "Jonesing" mentioned among the many here. Good for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I have a friend that collects Vera Wang handbags. She tells me of her thrill when getting each one because of the quality. I read in your words the same "sparkle" she gets in her eyes with each new item for her stable of bags.

    Wait until you get a new kilt ordered and you'll understand the "Jonesing" mentioned among the many here. Good for you.
    I donít know about purse collecting but I have enjoyed developing my kilted wardrobe.

    I am already jonesing for my first tank and I havenít even ordered it yet. Saving my pennies right now.
    Descendant of the Gillises and MacDonalds of North Morar.

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    Very nice!

    I do love traditional Highland Dress.
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first white settlers on the Guyandotte

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