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    What tartan are they wearing?

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    This is a recent photo of the Stornoway based band Peat and Diesel. Does anyone know what their tartan is? I know their accessories leave something to be desired, at least for me, but it's the tartan I'm interested in. They are one of my favorite bands so I had to include a video link to one of their songs.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbjL-OBP5Ek
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    A man should look as if he has bought his clothes (kilt) with intelligence, put them (it) on with care, and then forgotten all about them (it). Paraphrased from Hardy Amies
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    A fun band--------in small doses! I have no idea about the tartan though.
    " Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the adherence of idle minds and minor tyrants". Field Marshal Lord Slim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kilted2000 View Post
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    This is a recent photo of the Stornoway based band Peat and Diesel. Does anyone know what their tartan is? I know their accessories leave something to be desired, at least for me, but it's the tartan I'm interested in. They are one of my favorite bands so I had to include a video link to one of their songs.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbjL-OBP5Ek
    Is it possibly Western Isles tartan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnot View Post
    Is it possibly Western Isles tartan?
    That's exactly what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by figheadair View Post
    That's exactly what it is.
    Thanks for the confirmation. 🙂

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    Is it just me, or did they put the white line too close to the edge?

    It's one of those things that my eye takes for granted, that they'll choose a good spot to put the edge.

    Not something I would be aware of until I've seen it done oddly.

    Seems to me that normally they would use the entire blue block, like this.

    In other words avoiding having horizontal elements going on at the edge.



    Or sometimes like this, letting the blue block and its black border fully appear



    For example where the yellow line is placed on Gordon Highlanders military kilts

    Last edited by OC Richard; 19th November 22 at 06:11 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    Is it just me, or did they put the white line too close to the edge?

    It's one of those things that my eye takes for granted, that they'll choose a good spot to put the edge.

    Not something I would be aware of until I've seen it done oddly.

    Seems to me that normally they would use the entire blue block, like this.
    Richard, you raise a point that has been a bug-bear of mind for a long time. The reason is simple, many of today's weavers are cloth makers have no understanding or interest in the end use. Add to that the end user using what is available rather than demanding something more traditional (not that they generally understand what that it is) and aesthetically more pleasing.

    Weavers generally produced a balanced pattern (symmetrical setts only) in which one pivot is centred and the pattern repeated until the edges be that a selvedge or a tuck edge. Traditional plaid (garment) weaving usually required a pattern to be off-set, often with a selvedge mark or pattern. This technique meant that the pattern was arranged so that it finished on the selvedge at a logical and visually pleasing point in the design. Essentially, mass production has overridden the traditional production method resulting in function but not form. The traditional practice is discussed in my paper on Joined Plaids.

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