There's so much to decide on when buying a kilt. Which tartan - first of all which clan, and then whether ancient, modern, muted or hunting? What type of jacket - Prince Charlie, Argyll, tweed? Hose - white, black or lovat? Sporran - leather, semi-dress or dress? What type of knife - a sgian dubh or a dirk? And the basic question - what quality and weight of kilt?
We're buying a kilt for our son, now that we think he's stopped growing upwards. The first step was to visit kiltmakers to look at quality, workmanship and price. We've decided to go for a hand stitched kilt rather than a machine stitched one. I took several shots like the one below as a reference. These pleats are hand stitched, as are the waistband and belt loops.
More on the kilt saga in due course. The young man himself is away at university, so we have to find a slot in his diary for further shopping.