Re: kilts

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Posted by Dr. Uncle Mark on March 13, 2000 at 07:24:19:

In Reply to: kilts posted by Beth on March 13, 2000 at 05:35:17:

Not to keep the dissertation on kilts going on longer than it need be, but one more thought.

18th century kilts were typically worn shorter than modern kilts. The bottom hem of the 18th century kilt was to be 4 fingers above the knee. Modern kilts have a bottom hem just below the knee. You can thank Queen Victoria for the longer kilts and also the kilt pin.

Kilt pins were not worn until the early 19th century. The kilt pin does not hold the flaps of the kilt together, instead it acts as a weight so the flaps do not flip up in the wind. Again, all this due to Queen Victoria's sense of "correctness and prudishness"......I wonder if the Old Queen also invented underwear!!! Pax Aye from Clan Gunn

Dr. Uncle Mark

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