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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wizard of BC View Post
    Your photo prompts me to ask a question.

    When you measured for this kilt - did you specifically ask for the bottom of the kilt to fall so far below your knees?
    The kilts falls right at my knee. The camera height was nearly equal to the top of my hat. It's also possible that by the time this pic was taken, my kilt had fallen to, or slightly below my navel .

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    One of the misunderstandings that many people encounter when measuring for a kilt is the tendency of some sellers to reference the navel in their instructions.

    The navel is soft tissue and may be in a different place on different people.

    What is a more accurate way is to reference the bones as they don't change.

    Here is a photo that may help.

    The top strap in this photo is at the anatomical waist. Where a kilt is worn.
    The center strap is at the level of the navel on me and I am a fairly thin guy. The navel of a guy with a bit of a belly may be quite a bit lower than mine.
    The lower strap is at the level of the waistband of my jeans.



    So, in actuality we use the back of our body not the front at the navel.

    Here is one of the photos from the 1 kilt-10 looks thread showing a good waist height, selvedge length at the top of the knee cap and sporran height.



    And here is the same kilt from the back showing the bottom of the Fell without puckers or large shower curtain folds in the pleats.

    Last edited by The Wizard of BC; 7th July 19 at 11:57 AM.
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    I wear the kilt because:
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wizard of BC View Post
    Here is one of the photos from the 1 kilt-10 looks thread showing a good waist height, selvedge length at the top of the knee cap and sporran height.


    I plan on getting a belt soon and I may be able to upload a photo similar to this where the camera is undoubtedly much closer to the ground compared to my original photo.

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    I understand that my posts may come across like I am criticizing or laying done rules. I'm sorry if I come across a bit harsh. I am just trying to help you look better.

    Many new to the kilt do not understand the basics of how to wear a kilt. This is quite common.

    But the facts remain. While it is your kilt and you may wear it any way you want, it will look better, swish better and present a better impression when worn the way it was designed to be worn.

    The belt is totally decorative. It serves no other function than looks. The belt does not hold the kilt up. The kilt straps and buckles do that. There are no belt loops.
    Last edited by The Wizard of BC; 8th July 19 at 08:24 AM.
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    Swish + Swagger = Swoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wizard of BC View Post

    I'm sorry if I come across a bit harsh...
    Harsh? no.
    Condescending? That's how it feels


    Quote Originally Posted by The Wizard of BC View Post
    Many new to the kilt do not understand the basics of how to wear a kilt. This is quite common.
    That's why I've been spending the past several weeks reading all the posts I can on your message board to build a foundation of understanding, with the hope that those with a calculated eye will find me reasonably well kilted.

    I'll proceed, hopeful that most people who see me in my kilt in won't be as prepared to scrutinize as yourself.

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    Then I will step out of this thread and let you wear your kilt any way you choose.
    Steve Ashton
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    I wear the kilt because:
    Swish + Swagger = Swoon.

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    Congratulations on your new kilt!

    It sounds like you have begun the process of getting used to this stylish garment that fits differently than other things we men wear. You'll soon find things that were initially confusing become second nature. We've all been there.

    Looking at your original picture, it might be easier to see what's going on with the shirt tucked in. i generally find that my kilt looks better with my shirt tucked in, but your mileage may vary.

    You will find that most people will be amazed and excited to see you kilted. Here on the board, we help each other look our best so that we can step out with confidence. If you're going to wear the kilt, confidence is key!

    Happy kilting,

    Andrew

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