Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mastering Highland attire

Dressing for a Scottish-themed event can be confusing, as many discerning gentlemen have never dressed in Highland attire before.
INFOGRAPHIC courtesy of Scotire.

That’s where this infographic, produced by Scotire, comes in handy. It outlines in great detail what should be worn to complete your formal classic Highland look.
Obviously, the most important element here is the kilt, which traditionally is dependent upon ancestral ties — meaning if your family’s surname is Ferguson, you would choose the Ferguson tartan for your kilt.
However, there are other sartorial considerations to be had.
One of them is the shirt, as there are many choices ranging from wing collar shirts to traditional Ghillie shirts. While available in numerous colors today, A classic white shirt is always the best choice.
There is also the sporran to think about because, well, let’s face it, you have to have somewhere to store your wallet. A dress sporran — usually made from animal hide — is the most popular option for formal events.
Last, but certainly not least, you will need a kilt pin.
Unlike say a pocket square, kilt pins aren’t just for decoration. They sit on the top apron of your kilt and act as a weight to keep the fold of your kilt in place and prevent any embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions from occurring.

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