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    Today's outfit, first day it's been nice enough to wear a 4 yard box pleat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by McMurdo View Post
    Today's outfit, first day it's been nice enough to wear a 4 yard box pleat.

    That is a lovely tartan!

    I’m struggling to understand how a box pleat looks and functions- do you have pictures you’re willing to share showing the pleats and how they operate?
    Trying to avoid “looking like a refugee from a pantomime.” (hat tip Jock Scot)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelkilt View Post
    That is a lovely tartan!

    I’m struggling to understand how a box pleat looks and functions- do you have pictures you’re willing to share showing the pleats and how they operate?
    Here are a couple of photos from when I got the kilt. Not sure if they will demonstrate you what you're after.




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    It looks very balanced- does it move like other kilts (the swish)?

    Also, how does it tolerate being sat upon? Are the pleats fairly hardy, or does it require regular pressing?
    Trying to avoid “looking like a refugee from a pantomime.” (hat tip Jock Scot)

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    I don't see a civilian box pleated kilt very often here. I mean absolutely no offence to anyone, but when I saw Glen's picture of his box pleated kilt, I was instantly reminded of a school girl's skirt of the 1950's. Sorry.
    " 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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    Concerning a civilian box pleated kilt. I have the one that I did at Kilt Kamp back in 2017, and I prefer it to the knife pleated kilts I have worn in the past. This is in no small reason due to the fact that I live in coastal North Carolina, USA and our summertime temps are frequently near the 100 degrees Fahrenheit, with the humidity also near 100%. As for movement/pleat action, I have not noticed any significant difference. Simply put I really like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelkilt View Post
    It looks very balanced- does it move like other kilts (the swish)?

    Also, how does it tolerate being sat upon? Are the pleats fairly hardy, or does it require regular pressing?
    Hi!

    Box-pleated kilts are my wheelhouse -- they're my favourite. They do not swish as much as a knife-pleated kilt partially because it's simply less material. It's a VERY well balanced garment and I never have trouble with sitting on the pleats leading to anything unpleasant. It's the finest kilt, for me, for all-aroudn wear -- even in my rural western New England environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    I don't see a civilian box pleated kilt very often here. I mean absolutely no offence to anyone, but when I saw Glen's picture of his box pleated kilt, I was instantly reminded of a school girl's skirt of the 1950's. Sorry.
    Jock, I know I will not change your mind here, but I will endeavour to educate. The 4 yard box pleat is an older style than the 8 yard knife pleat. This style was almost completely relegated to history but was resurrected by Bob Martin and has enjoyed a bit of a resurgence of late, especially in climates typically warmer than the Highlands of Scotland. So for me they do feel different than the aforementioned 8 yarder, but they do have their place. I do take issue with being compared to a 1950's School Girl, but I also realize that was not your intent.

    In all honesty most people simply will not notice a difference, if they do they do not voice an opinion on the box pleat, most will accept it as being a kilt, which is exactly what it is.

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    Thank you Glen, I am aware of the box pleated kilt history. As to the school girl skirt aspect, well at the age I was, it depended on the shape of the person wearing it that I was more interested in! I will say no more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by McMurdo View Post
    Jock, I know I will not change your mind here, but I will endeavour to educate. The 4 yard box pleat is an older style than the 8 yard knife pleat. This style was almost completely relegated to history but was resurrected by Bob Martin and has enjoyed a bit of a resurgence of late, especially in climates typically warmer than the Highlands of Scotland. So for me they do feel different than the aforementioned 8 yarder, but they do have their place. I do take issue with being compared to a 1950's School Girl, but I also realize that was not your intent.

    In all honesty most people simply will not notice a difference, if they do they do not voice an opinion on the box pleat, most will accept it as being a kilt, which is exactly what it is.
    As a frequent wearer of box-pleated kilts, I do not know one person who has ever noticed anything other than ... it's a kilt. To those who have expressed interest, I have explained the difference between knife-pleats and box-pleats but despite their interest, it didn't seem to matter in the slightest.

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