New In Force'Age Stores - Kilt

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New In Force'Age Stores - Kilt
New In Force'Age Stores - Kilt
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Video: How to Wear A Kilt | The University of Aberdeen 2023, February
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A very unexpected novelty has appeared in our store. Very recognizable and famous, this thing is used to this day in the armies of the British commonwealth at parades and shows. During World War II, this garment was also used in military combat uniforms. He is bright, stylish, in the modern world of fashion he can be seen at fashion shows of various fashion designers in the world. We're talking about the classic red Scottish kilt.

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The word “kilt” itself comes from the Anglo-Scottish kilt - “to wrap clothes around the body”, in Old Norse the related word “kjilt” also means “folded”.

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The kilt itself is a piece of fabric wrapped around the waist (traditional woolen fabric with a pattern, tartan, or as it is called "tartan" in Russia), gathered on the sides and back by folds (in front it is traditionally straight) and secured by two or three straps and buckles. A Kilt Pin is usually placed at the bottom corner of the fabric. It does not hold two layers of fabric together, but simply makes the fabric heavier. A must-have accessory for a kilt in Scotland is a sporran - a special pouch or purse for money or small things, often made of fur or leather, which is attached to the front.

In the old days, kilts were divided into two types - large kilts (otherwise they were called “big plaid”) historically “older”, as well as small kilts invented a little later, which have survived to this day practically unchanged. “Big blanket” was a huge piece of woolen material that had to be put on while lying down, since it is 5 kilograms and as much as 8 meters of fabric (which is comparable in scale only to Indian saris!). The small kilt was invented for practical purposes by an Englishman at a steel mill - he suggested that his employees leave only the lower part of a bulky and uncomfortable large "blanket". With a kilt, they traditionally wore long socks in a cage or monophonic without elastic at the top, which were fastened with ties with tassels.

Since ancient times, nothing was worn under a kilt, since it itself was a very warm and practical piece of clothing - it provided the military with the necessary freedom of movement, and the fabric warmed up very well and dried very quickly, which could not be said about trousers. The most interesting thing, despite the fact that the kilt is a traditional Scottish clothing, it gained popularity not so long ago. Only in the middle of the 19th century did the kilt become a symbol of the Scottish intelligentsia and nobility.

A distinctive feature is, of course, the unique pattern on the kilt fabric. This drawing is not only individual for each noble clan, but also carries a certain meaning, almost like the colors of state flags. The golden color in the Scottish cage symbolizes brotherhood, a sense of cohesion, black - strength and determination. White represents water and red represents fire. These and other colors are combined in one ratio or another on woolen fabric, and this is how unique (almost like fingerprints!) Scottish designs for kilts are created.

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1) Cunningham Modern 2) Conell Modern 3) Bruce Modern 4) Boyd Modern

Drawings of classic kilts can be found on the Internet and on special English sites to find out whether your kilt belongs to one of the oldest Scottish clans.

Today, a kilt is a complex construction consisting of several yards of fabric (usually 3-8 yards of wool). Traditionally, kilts are still made from tartan, but in modern fashion, many neglect the historically "native" fabric and sew kilts from other materials. But only the kilts made of classic material are very practical, do not wrinkle and look truly luxurious!

Today you can get acquainted with this piece of British culture in our Force'Age Camouflage and Equipment stores.

Hurry up! There are only 4 kilts of small sizes M and S left and only in stores on Ilyich Square and Leninsky!

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