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    Longtime viewer, first time visitor

    Business travel brought me to the Philadelphia/Bethlehem area this week, so I stopped in to USA Kilts to see the place for myself and place an order for my second kilt.

    Lucas took excellent care of me, and we worked out an order for a Premier 8-Yard kilt in Lochcarron 16 oz. MacColl Ancient (or HOE 13 oz. MacColl Modern if itís discontinued). I also chose to have a waistcoat made of the same tartan.

    Couldnít get out of the store without another pair of piper hose and a wool tie, both in lovat/ancient blue.

    Great service and selection, and now of course Iím head over heels waiting to hear every detail about my new kilt.

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    "We have this hope, a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul." (Heb. 6:19)

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    And for the visual-minded among us, here are the two tartans we're looking at. It's a question of whether the Ancient tartan is actually available from Lochcarron, who show it as currently unavailable.

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    The description of the MacColl tartan on the Great Scot website reads:

    The MacColl tartan was produced by Wilson's of Bannockburn in 1797 under the name of 'Bruce', later known as 'Old Bruce'. The MacColls are a branch of the Clan Donald who settled around Loch Fyne. Some of the clan living in the Ballachulish area took protection from the Stewart of Appin. There is a strong similarity in the pattern structure of the 'Appin' and the MacColl tartans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by revdpatience View Post
    ... I also chose to have a waistcoat made of the same tartan.
    I'm guessing you're having the waistcoat made to the bias?

    What type of buttons did you order?

    Some time ago, I purchased a tartan jacket/waistcoat from USA Kilts. I recently had my tailor remove the buttons and place small holes which would allow for interchangeable buttons (ala McMurdo's beautiful Wildcat tartan kilt suit). Now I have the option of stag horn, leather or silver buttons which will result in more opportunities to wear the jacket/waistcoat in combination or separately.

    I found the hardware for the conversion here: https://kiltsandmore.com/search-1-1-...g%20and%20Clip

    While both tartan options are handsome, I'm hoping the Lochcarron version will be available.

    Looking forward to seeing photos of the finished kilt/waistcoat!

    Cheers,

    SM
    Shaun Maxwell
    Vice President & Texas Commissioner
    Clan Maxwell Society

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunMaxwell View Post
    I recently had my tailor remove the buttons and place small holes which would allow for interchangeable buttons (ala McMurdo's beautiful Wildcat tartan kilt suit). Now I have the option of stag horn, leather or silver buttons which will result in more opportunities to wear the jacket/waistcoat in combination or separately.

    I found the hardware for the conversion here: https://kiltsandmore.com/search-1-1-...g%20and%20Clip

    Cheers,

    SM
    I am so happy that I went with the cotter pin arrangement on my waistcoat and jacket in the Wildcat Tartan. I have not regretted it at all.

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    I am planning to have the waistcoat cut on the bias, indeed.

    And you and I agree that the ancient tartan is by far the nicer. Since my tweed Argyll is lovat green, the softer greens and blues in the ancient tartan really pop.

    However, the modern tartan is a handsome red tartan which will look sharp for both formal and daywear events.

    Either way, I am excited to have a second kilt to work with.

    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunMaxwell View Post
    While both tartan options are handsome, I'm hoping the Lochcarron version will be available.

    Looking forward to seeing photos of the finished kilt/waistcoat!
    Descended from Patiences of Avoch | McColls of Glasgow
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    always exciting to hear about a new kilt. I just ordered a hiking Anderson kilt. Can't wait to get it on the trails.

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    And good news!

    Got a call from Rocky himself to say that he had spoken to Lochcarron and confirmed that, although the Ancient MacColl is currently out of stock, they can weave a new run of cloth.

    So itíll take quite a while for the weaving as well as the creation of the kilt, but in the end (or late May, to be more specific) Iíll get the exact tartan I prefer.

    I took the opportunity to give kudos to Rocky for the warm welcome I received, too.
    Descended from Patiences of Avoch | McColls of Glasgow
    Member, Clan Mackenzie Society of the Americas | Clan Donald USA

    "We have this hope, a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul." (Heb. 6:19)

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