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Reflections in a kilt

About the blog

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.

A “from” price should be a “from” price

Kilt wearing Posted on Thu, June 07, 2018 11:40:55

Two years ago a 5 yard made to measure James Morrison kilt by Heritage of Scotland was to buy from £151. On most tartans there was an additional charge, but in the most common tartans £151 would do.

Today the James Morrison brand has disappeared but Heritage of Scotland are still offering five yard kilts made to measure. Now, however, prices start at £200. But you can hardly find a tartan without an additional charge. At least I have not been able to. They are £30 or far more extra.

Companies are free to take the price for their products they want to and to increase prices as much as they want to. But I find it rather questionable if a “from” price is pure theory.

Why this dramatic price increase on Scottish kilts?

Kilt wearing Posted on Thu, June 07, 2018 11:06:23

During the last couple of years prices on kilts made in Scotland have increased rather dramatically. Perhaps the vendors are trying to compensate for the drop in the British pound since the country decided to leave the European Union? This, however, makes no sense to me, as it is to believe that the wool comes from Scotland, and that wages to Scottish kilt makers have not increased that much.

You might remember that a few years ago some Scottish kilt manufacturers demanded that only kilts made by skilled Scottish kiltmakers in Scotland and from Scottish wool should be allowed to be called kilts.

Prices on imported Pakistani made cheap kilts have not gone up, which should have been the consequence.

I don’t understand it.

Too long no activity

Kilt wearing Posted on Thu, June 07, 2018 10:47:02

I just realized that it is almost two years ago since anything has happened on this blog. And I only have myself to blame. To those of you who have followed it I can only say that I’m sorry. And that I’ll try to revitalize the blog. My interest in kilts and kilt wearing hasn’t gone. Rather the opposite. There hardly is a day where I’m not out and about in a kilt. And very often kilted means 24/7.