Kilts

Thomas G. Mungall III

Message 3602 · 14 Feb 1996 19:41:24 · Variable-width font · Whole thread

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On Wed, 14 Feb 1996, Themmis Anno wrote:

> What is a BOX kilt?

Themmis, It's not a box kilt it's a box *pleated* kilt. In other words
instead of the typical "knife" pleats so common today the pleating folds
right and then left as in a cheerleaders skirt :)
 
> How many other kinds of kilts are there?
Well as I posted in a previous message the basic evolution of the kilt
there are several different types of pleating, etc. now lets see there is
knife, large box, small box, Kingussie, Landseer print, roll or "barrel",
pleats. The kilt can be pleated to set or to the stripe or to nothing.
BTW...The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders wear a box pleated kilt!
Someone mentioned that they had bought a Military surplus kilt and how
*heavy* it was ....this is true...the fabric is a bit unusual in that it
is a combanation of worsted and HEAVY saxony wool and is 22oz to the
yard! Now days the military issues heavy saxony kilts in 18oz fabric!
The wool always felt like steel wool on the old military kilts! :(
And the "rise" was so high too!
Tom Mungall

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