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    Kilt Dreams

    So I woke up this morning thinking....German American tartan kilt with lederhosen suspenders somehow attached....

    Shades of Michael Keaton in Night Shift, "We feed the tuna fish mayonnaise.."

    Well why not? Would be a cultural statement. Just not sure how to attach the lederhosen suspenders to the kilt...
    Ol' Macdonald himself, a proud son of Skye and Cape Breton Island
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    "I'll have a kilt please, a nice hand sewn tartan, 16 ounce Strome. Oh, and a sporran on the side, with a strap please."

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    The "suspenders" on Lederhosen are attached with buttons. It would be a simple job of sewing 4 buttons on the kilt.



    Not any different from braces which also attach with buttons.

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    I prefer the first line of the UNIX Philosophy, which is do make each program do one thing well (rather than adding all the things to one feature-rich program).

    No reason you can't combine a kilt with lederhosen, but I don't personally get the appeal.

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    No clue about appeal...just an idea I woke up with.....maybe when folks asked about it would be a chance to explain the German heritage tartan....


    Or a way to flirt with the edge of the envelope...
    Ol' Macdonald himself, a proud son of Skye and Cape Breton Island
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    How many yards does the kilt need to be that it becomes too heavy for the side adjusters or a wide belt, and now needs suspenders to keep it up?

    Are you making like a 'winter kilt' from more like old Army Blankets instead of 12-16 oz wool? I dunno, maybe it's a kilt for Arctic expeditions?

    I think we need a really bad photoshop of the idea.

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    Since USA Kilts makes the German American tartan figured it would be polyviscose...light weight.
    Ol' Macdonald himself, a proud son of Skye and Cape Breton Island
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    Follow your dream Ron! And send pictures car washing some young lady on a river rafting trip!
    "Good judgement comes from experience, and experience
    well, that comes from poor judgement."
    A. A. Milne

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    Ummm. Normally would love to but I've had a Permanent Red Card since 2013 and don't wanna risk offending anyone. If an admin would give the okay happy to.
    Ol' Macdonald himself, a proud son of Skye and Cape Breton Island
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    "I'll have a kilt please, a nice hand sewn tartan, 16 ounce Strome. Oh, and a sporran on the side, with a strap please."

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    Rather than attach the leather suspenders to a cloth kilt, why not create a leder schottenrock?

    I can visualise it, brown leather, embroidery, and all. It would be awesome.

    It could be something like this, but suede rather that smooth leather:



    For the embroidery you could follow the Bayern style, or use this Scottish Highland embroidery pattern:

    Last edited by OC Richard; 17th March 22 at 04:45 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverkilt View Post
    Since USA Kilts makes the German American tartan figured it would be polyviscose...light weight.
    I believe they have German Heritage in 16-oz wool or PV, both from Marton Mills.
    Ken Sallenger - apprentice kiltmaker, journeyman curmudgeon,
    gainfully unemployed systems programmer

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