Kilt purchasing in the US

Donald F. Robertson

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I get my kilts at the Scottish Tartin Shop, here in San Francisco.
They supply very nice kilts (though at the upper end of your price
range) and they seem to have a very knowledgeable staff -- an older
couple from Scotland. I don't have their number off the top of my
head, but you should be able to get it from information. There is
also a shop that sells somewhat cheaper kilts at Fisherman's Warf
called something to the effect of Celtic Arts and Crafts. Good luck!

-- Donald F. Robertson

> Date: Sat, 10 Feb 1996 01:22:13 -0500 (EST)
> From: Liam Hoekenga <xxxxx@xxxxx.xxx>
> To: xxxxxxxxxx@xx.xxxxxxxxxx.xxx-xxxxxxxxx.xx
> Subject: Kilt purchasing in the US
> Reply-to: xxxxxxxxxx@xx.xxxxxxxxxx.xxx-xxxxxxxxx.xx

> Hey there - this is my first post. It's kind of long - bear with me.
>
> I started dancing this fall, I love it and plan to stick with it. So..
> I've decided to take the plunge and buy a kilt. I don't have a lot of
> money to spend (I'm looking for something in the $300-400 range -
> preferably on the lower end). I had settled on a vendor (J. Higgins, out
> of Missouri), until I called them today to find out whether they actually
> carry the tartan I'm interested in.
>
> They don't carry the tartan (Gow), in the weight wool I'm looking for
> (13oz). 13oz was recommended to me as a good weight for a kilt for SCD.
> (They had the modern colors in a 10oz saxony, and the ancient colors in
> 17oz worsted. I was unaware that there was an 'ancient Gow'). Anway - so
> I called around, tried another shop (Celtic Craft Centre in California),
> and they said that as far as they could tell, there wasn't a Gow tartan,
> and since Gow was a sept of MacPherson, that that would be the tartan I'd
> want. They said they'd check with their Edinburgh store about the
> availability of the actual Gow tartan, and that I should call them back.
>
> Here's my problem. I've tried the places that were recommended to me by
> people in my group, and the place I found, and none of them seem to be
> able to get me the kilt (that I think) I want. So, I'm wondering, if
> anyone has suggestions / recommendations for different suppliers in the
> US? (I'm also going to call Richardson's out of Toronto). I've just
> graduated from university, so I don't have tons of money to spend. Also,
> is 13oz worsted truely a good weight for a dancing kilt?
>
> I don't know if we want to break into entirely new thread about this - so
> direct e-mail repsonses are welcome.
>
> thanks,
> Liam
>
> xxxxx@xxxxx.xxx
>
>
>
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