X Marks the Scot - An on-line community of kilt wearers.

   X Marks Partners - (Go to the Partners Dedicated Forums )
USA Kilts website Freedom Kilts website Scotweb websiten Burnetts and Struth website The Scottish Trading Company
Xmarks advertising information Celtic Croft website Xmarks advertising information Celtic Corner website Xmarks advertising information

User Tag List

Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    2nd January 10
    Location
    Crieff, Perthshire
    Posts
    3,624
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    John Brown's Outfit to go on display

    From today's Scotman. Some pre-publicity for the NMS' forthcoming Wild and Majestic exhibtion. The outfit is on loan from the STA.

    W&M-1.jpg

  2. The Following 13 Users say 'Aye' to figheadair For This Useful Post:


  3. #2
    Join Date
    18th October 09
    Location
    Orange County California
    Posts
    7,770
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Here he is wearing a similar, though not identical, doublet.



    Quick Googling shows numerous photos of him in this very outfit, possibly all taken at the same "shoot", but none of him wearing the doublet shown in the magazine photo in the post above.

    What I find interesting, in terms of the evolution of Highland Dress, is the appearance of John Brown and the Royal Piper William Ross in the 1860s-1870s wearing doublets fully trimmed in metallic lace/braid.

    Interesting because such doublets were rare at that time, but later, around 1900, became enormously popular.

    BTW the tassels on his sporran are strangely attenuated, which one does see sometimes in the mid-19th century.
    Last edited by OC Richard; 14th May 19 at 04:06 AM.
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

  4. The Following User Says 'Aye' to OC Richard For This Useful Post:


  5. #3
    Join Date
    2nd January 10
    Location
    Crieff, Perthshire
    Posts
    3,624
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's quite possible that it's the same kilt too. The one going on display is huge, made from a heavy worsted cloth and include a hem.

    The sporran in the photo is very, typical of the style slightly earlier in the 19th century. The one sold with the kilt is nice but narrower and with a different cantle, no Royal cipher for one thing.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

» Log in

User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.0