Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Thursday, July 27, 2017
We had a special Tartan Tuesday on the 25th, David and Anna were in from Victoria BC for a wedding and asked us to put on a special kilt night. We always look for reasons to wear our kilts so it was an easy decision. It was such a great night and it was a pleasure to welcome David and Anna and get to know them a bit better, David and I have been on the same forum for about 10 years but this was the first time we had met in real life.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Last night was our first Tartan Tuesday at The Feathers Pub. We decided that it was important to try out an accessible pub and The Feathers was just wonderful, they provided us with a gluten free menu and the entrance did not have a step and the washrooms were on the first floor. The regulars didn't bat an eye at us, in fact when we got up for the group photo one guy started to mimic a bagpipe to the tune of Flower of Scotland and another came over to ask us where to buy a kilt, all in all a good night at a new place.
Friday, June 16, 2017
This was the outfit for today, we had a memorial to go to for an elder in the church I work at, Bea was a wonderful woman who did much for the community in Toronto starting the Out of the Cold program to get people a place to sleep and the churches on the hill food bank which helps feed those same people. Her smile and laughter are missed already she was truly one of a kind.
I decided on the black barathea argyll as the tweed was simply too hot, this was only the second time I've ever worn the black argyll this was also the first time I've ever worn a semi-dress sporran, this one belonged to Vanessa's Grandfather and is from Nicholl Brothers.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
A little while ago I got a horsehair sporran from a friend I wrote a blog about it at the beginning of May. Yesterday I decided to polish the silver cantle to see if I could get rid of the tarnish. Below is a photo, I think it came out rather well, however more work on it is needed.
Friday, June 9, 2017
This was taken before the rain on Tuesday June 6th. I had planned to wear this outfit to our Tartan Tuesday kilt night, I thought it was appropriate to wear the Royal Naval Association kilt, as it was the 73rd Anniversary of the D-Day landings. I paired it with my Lovat Blue Argyll jacket, Brooks Brothers shirt and Brooks Brothers cashmere tie with my Ministry of Defense cantled sporran, and my Saltire top kilt hose.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
A couple of days ago I posted this photo on facebook of me in my Scottish Wildcat Tartan kilt suit. I am wearing the tartan suit and heather colour kilt hose. The funny thing about this is that so many members of the group attacked me for wearing pink kilt hose saying things like "Awful" or "nope" even "That is ugly." and " A bit gay looking but still not as bad as Jack McConnels pin striped kilt". One person compared it to a Utilikilt, I took exception to that as it is a bespoke kilt suit made specifically for me, as such it is at the other end of the spectrum from a utilikilt. He did take the comment down and we were able to use that as a vehicle for discussion and came out of it better in the end.
What really bothers me about this is that as a regular kilt wearer, full time for 6 years or so, I have confronted my fair share of bullies and others who question what I'm wearing. I would never question what someone else wears. In the end it is none of my business what someone else wears. I would hope as a bunch of kilt wearers when you see someone dressed properly in a bespoke outfit people would come together instead of picking at the person because of their choice of hose colour. Another thought that someone else made is that when someone wears the kilt sloppily on this group they get nothing but likes and compliments, it left us both shaking our heads. The comments got so ugly and unruly that I did consider leaving the group where I posted the photo and might do that anyway.
The insults kept coming today so I left the group.