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    Braces/Suspenders buttons placement on kilts

    Do any of you have photos of historical kilts with braces buttons sewn on? I canít find any examples from the past and would like advise on placement eg on which front apron the forward buttons should go, whether the buttons should be facing out or inwards, etc. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kriegbert View Post
    Do any of you have photos of historical kilts with braces buttons sewn on? I can’t find any examples from the past and would like advise on placement eg on which front apron the forward buttons should go, whether the buttons should be facing out or inwards, etc. Thanks
    Always on the outside in the examples I've seen.

    See the images in this paper - http://www.scottishtartans.co.uk/Mac...0-c1800-20.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by figheadair View Post
    Always on the outside in the examples I've seen.

    See the images in this paper - http://www.scottishtartans.co.uk/Mac...0-c1800-20.pdf
    Canít really tell from the images, but the front buttons sre on the outer apron facing outwards?

    Can you also tell me how the ties worked? As opposed to the straps? Thank you, Iíve not seen them before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kriegbert View Post
    Canít really tell from the images, but the front buttons sre on the outer apron facing outwards?
    Yes, similarly the ones at the back.

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    Can you also tell me how the ties worked? As opposed to the straps? Thank you, Iíve not seen them before.
    This was the earlier/original type of fastening. There was a ribbon at the top corner of the outer apron and a corresponding one at the waist. Often there were ties further down the apron too as in this MacDougall Kilt c1820. These were more loosely fastened and are when later became residual rosettes.

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