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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    I went for Isle Of Skye due to its soft pretty colours.
    Me too, plus I traced my mom's ancestry back to Skye and MacLeod of Harris, Beaton sept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    For me it's about getting more bang for the buck, I guess one could say.

    Kilts are very expensive items! And I've only ever owned a couple at a time.

    If I'm going to own only one kilt I want something as close to my "ideal kilt" as possible.

    Then if I'm going to purchase a 2nd kilt I want it as different from the 1st kilt as possible.

    For decades I've played in Pipe Bands with strong red kilts. So around ten years ago when I finally decided to buy a kilt I went for Isle Of Skye due to its soft pretty colours.

    When recently I found out about Stewart ancestry and decided to buy a Stewart kilt I knew I wanted Weathered Colours, due to me always liking that look but never owning a Weathered kilt.

    For sure if the shoe had been on the other foot- if I had played in the Glasgow Skye Association Pipe Band for years- when it was time to buy my own kilt I would have gone for a brilliant red tartan!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukxpoLWOAoQ
    Agreed, on all points. Do you happen to know what tartan they're wearing? Looks almost like a weathered variant of Isle of Skye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KennethSime View Post
    Do you happen to know what tartan they're wearing? Looks almost like a weathered variant of Isle of Skye.
    Now that would be cool, Isle Of Skye Weathered!

    I'm pretty sure their kilts are MacLeod of Harris Weathered

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    Now that would be cool, Isle Of Skye Weathered!
    I have often wondered if I would like that. I love weathered tartans but IoS is all about the color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SF Jeff View Post
    I have often wondered if I would like that. I love weathered tartans but IoS is all about the color.
    I should try it on one of those tartan generator things.

    In Weathered, the dark green or "tartan green" of Modern becomes brown.

    IoS has three different shades of green, so we're talking three shades of brown.

    But IoS already has brown! What are we to do? Perhaps made the brown of IoS a rust.

    In Weathered, the dark blue of Modern becomes grey.

    IoS has no blue, but has purple. I suppose the purple would become the same grey that blue becomes?

    The white/extremely pale grey would stay the same.

    It would be a very tricky balancing act getting all those subtly different colours to work together, yet not blend together.
    Last edited by OC Richard; 13th April 21 at 07:51 PM.
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