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Reflections in a kilt

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This weblog is mainly to describe slices-of-life in a kilt and with the objective, of course, that more men shall make the kilt a valuable addition to their wardrobe.

The more we are the easier it is.

My old kilt

Kilt wearing Posted on Wed, June 29, 2016 16:37:24

”Do you know, this kilt must be nearly 20 years old?” I a couple of days told my wife.
And it must be, not being my first kilt, but one of the first ones.

“It still looks very nice”, she answered and added “I think tartans, like this, not too colorful look the best.”

I had on my four yard wool kilt in Ramsay Blue tartan, meaning a rather subdued blue, black and a thin white stripe.

The picture above, showing me in my Ramsay tartan kilt is a few months old

So now having got a clue I might perhaps think of buying myself a new kilt in a somewhat subdued tartan. What a pleasant occupation look for a suitable one.



Austrian made kilts

Kilt wearing Posted on Wed, June 29, 2016 15:49:25

High quality kilts shall also after Brexit be available within EU; even if they come in tartans of their own. I’m thinking of the Austrian Rettl Company, which for years has been in business with their fashionable Corinthian kilts.

In fact, I know of no other kilt maker or vendor doing so much for promoting kilts.

Just have a look at the new 132 pages Rettl & Friends web magazine:

https://www.rettl.com/rettl-friends-10/



How about a camouflage kilt?

Kilt wearing Posted on Wed, June 29, 2016 15:34:06

You like kilts but are not so much for tartans, or you should just like some variety:

Perhaps a Camouflage kilt might be a good idea. Scotweb is selling such kilts for just 99 GBP.

https://www.scotweb.co.uk/mens-wear/kilts-and-kilt-outfits/kilts/camouflage-kilts



Consequenses of Brexit

Kilt wearing Posted on Wed, June 29, 2016 15:27:07

The United Kingdom is to leave The European Union and that also includes Scotland – at least until the Scots might chose independence – and Europe.

But what does the Brexit mean to kilt buyers living in Europe? Well technically it is going to be a bit more complicated. But prices on kilts should not go up very much, if at all.

For years it has been extremely easy – one of the blessings of belonging to EU. You just paid the price including British VAT and had your kilt delivered.

When the Brexit is a reality it shall be different:

You’ll have to pay the kilt price excluding British VAT plus freight, added 12% import tax, added your local VAT plus a handling fee to the courier company. 10 EU countries do have a VAT rate of 20 % or lower. In 6 countries it is approx. the same (21%) and in 11 it varies from 22% to 27%, meaning worse.

It is to believe, however, that the British Pound shall loose so much compared to the Euro and other European currencies (it has already started) that this shall more than compensate for the 12 % import tax on clothing. In some countries, therefore their new kilt might become a little cheaper, in others a little bit more expensive.

Right now, who these days is ordering a kilt from Scotland can save money compared to one month ago.