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    Quote Originally Posted by neloon View Post
    I think the term "trews" was used universally by mothers simply to camouflage the fact that they were girls' bloomers but, unless they had no sisters or female cousins, most boys were not deceived. Except for Jock. Wartime clothing rationing and the similarity to the green trews supplied by kiltmakers made the practice usual for boys and many men.
    Alan
    You could be right Alan, I think I and my brother were probably completely unaware of minor clothing technicalities until later in life . Perhaps being brought up by my Grand parents whilst both mother and father were away at war may have something to do with the finer points of underwear and in fact clothes of any sort, were seemingly completely missed by us. As far as I recall, my brother and I got up, got dressed—— kilts,shorts, trousers, smart, not so smart, very smart mattered little, although how to behave was always an important issue——and we just got on with life and we were far more concerned about whether we had enough bullets to shoot rabbits with, or if the river had enough water in it to bring a fresh run of fish in. Those thoughts even today, I have to admit, still take priority over most things including clothes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    .... Those thoughts even today, I have to admit, still take priority over most things including clothes!
    Though you are usually fairly stipulatory on kilted matters, Jock!

    Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by neloon View Post
    Though you are usually fairly stipulatory on kilted matters, Jock!

    Alan
    Well, for me, shooting, fishing and hunting do take priority to clothes-------even kilts!. Although, to dress to best effect for any given event----including the ones mentioned---- one does need to understand what is required and sometimes even minor adjustments to those requirements will undo what you are trying to achieve. So yes " stipulatory" is a requirement on occasion when giving advice, whilst always recognising that those reading that advice may ignore it completely!
    Last edited by Jock Scot; 19th April 19 at 04:08 AM. Reason: can't think clearly when grand children are about!
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    There's a local slant on this "kilt undergarments" discussion.

    Here in Southern California people often wear, as outergarments, things which in other times and places would probably be regarded as only suitable for being undergarments, namely swimming trunks, board shorts, gym shorts, etc



    These things are very lightweight and thin, and many pipers around here, when they put on their kilts for gigs, leave their trunks/shorts on.

    This is especially handy since the local custom is for pipers and drummers to drive to the Games or performance location in ordinary clothes, and throw on their kilts in the venue's car park.

    One can certainly change from ordinary trousers or Bermuda shorts in public without indecency if the correct order of operations is followed, and that's seen in every car park at every Highland Games here, but leaving on the trunks/board shorts/gym shorts makes indecency impossible.

    For those unfamiliar with board shorts

    https://www.google.com/search?q=boar...w=1366&bih=651

    I would think that everyone would be familiar with gym shorts but if not

    https://www.google.com/search?q=gym+...w=1366&bih=651
    Last edited by OC Richard; 19th April 19 at 06:54 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Monkey View Post
    recall any names of tunes? We're always looking for old tunes about kilts to toss into rotation.
    I shall have to ask my family next time we Skype. I wasn't much of a singer myself and it tended to be the lassies who sang those songs.

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