Alex, where’s yer troosers?
OK, the short story is: Cameron (Martin’s cousin and a groomsman at our wedding) and Clare (a very beautiful woman) got married last weekend. We all went. Alex wore (in the loosest sense, at times) a kilt, which was cute and funny. We had a great time.
Below are some pictures, as evidence. They aren’t all the pictures from the wedding, nor necessarily the best ones. They’re just what I picked out to get something onto the web.
5 thoughts on “Alex, where’s yer troosers?”
I love Fiona’s little outfit, sooooo cute!
Your family is outrageously cute!! The lack of black on the rooster is a bit confusing, but I think I’ve reconciled. 😉
After much thinking I’ve decided that Alex’s and Martin’s tartans don’t match. Being a lowly Canadian, this makes no sense to me…
There’s not a lot of demand for kilts for children; given kilt prices they are an investment garment once you’ve got your growth. So one tends to hire kilts for a child.
But Sutherland is not a common clan, particularly not down here in the Lowlands. So kilt hire shops don’t stock it, even for adults. Alex’ kilt was a hired one, in a variation of Flower of Scotland (a nice, clan-neutral tartan not too dissimilar to Sutherland.)
Note that Martin, Scott and Ian all have matching kilts, not just in Sutherland tartan, but in Ancient Weathered Sutherland. All three were made at the same time, from the same bolt of cloth. The Sutherland tartan also comes in a darker variety, and in one with larger squares. So even if we had dressed Alex in Sutherland, it still might not have matched.
Confused? Hey, if it were simple, everyone would be doing it!
A nice touch that they all came from the same bolt of cloth! It does make sense. I also seem to remember that most clans have a “dress-up” tartan and a more casual one? But I might be making that up.
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