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Highland Dress FAQ's

 

 

 

FAQ's about Kilts

How to wear a kilt
The Sporran
Kilt Hose
Flashes
Sgian Dhub
Ghillie Brogues

How to wear a Kilt
A gentlemen's kilt closes right apron to left buckle through the hole and fastened to the left buckle.  The left apron to the right fastened the waist and hip buckles, fringed edge and kilt pin to the right. The Kilt should come to the centre of your knees and sit well up on your natural waist.  When fastening the waist if the tartan lines pulls you have it too tight, let it rest on your hips.  The pleats should be at the back of the kilt.  
Sporrans
The sporran should be centered to the front of the kilt, 3 fingers below the waistcoat, or belt, be careful that it does not hang too low.  The strap should fasten to the rear and rest on the hips.
Kilt Hose
The kilt hose (socks) should be 2 to 3 fingers below the knee cap.
Flashes
These should be worn on the outside of the leg, bringing the sock turnover down to cover half the double loop of the flash.
Sgian Dhub
The sgian Dhub (black knife) is normally worn down the right sock, although a left handed person could wear it on the left leg.  Only the top inch should show above the sock.
Ghillie Brogues
To tie the laces on the Ghille Brogue, cross the laces, pull them tight in a simple knot. Then twist three times and pull tight again to create a vertical thong.  Now pass the laces around the back of the ankle and bring to the front and tie a normal bow, the remaining lace and toggles should hang to the front.
 

 

 

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