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    Default Looking for a Saffron Kilt

    I've been invited to a wedding in Scotland where kilts will be worn.

    I thought I might express my Irish heritage by wearing a Saffron kilt.

    Does anyone know where I might rent such a thing?

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    only place i could find renting in Ireland was BondBros.. but doesn't look like they have a saffron kilt in their selection

    Might be best give them a ring

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    There is a nice tartan called the "Pride of Ireland" available in most of the shops. Worn it a few times. There is a McCalls in most places a=or at least in the town your flying through.

    If there all wearing kilts its best to go kilted otherwise you'll be the butt of the jokes all night!

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    Quote Originally Posted by geruptheyard! View Post
    There is a nice tartan called the "Pride of Ireland" available in most of the shops.
    Thanks for the links.


    I'm a bit dubious about wearing Tartan, since it's not really an Irish thing. I had hoped I could find a kilt in the traditional Saffron colour, but it's harder than I expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heligoland View Post
    I've been invited to a wedding in Scotland where kilts will be worn.

    I thought I might express my Irish heritage by wearing a Saffron kilt.

    Does anyone know where I might rent such a thing?
    Don't bother. A saffron kilt is about as Irish as an Irish burka, less so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 18 Brumaire View Post
    Don't bother. A saffron kilt is about as Irish as an Irish burka, less so.
    Well, that's really helpful.

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    eBay.ie: SI-IRISH SAFFRON KILT (item 320504321845 end time 17-Jun-10 07:54:22 BST)

    Don't laugh ! They make bagpipes as well !

    Or you could ring the Defence forces info office and ask them where they get their saffron klts from for their pipe band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heligoland View Post
    Well, that's really helpful.
    So you think a saffron kilt is "traditional" and part of your "heritage"?

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    I'm afraid there's nothing traditional about the saffron kilt - it was invented about 100 years ago in imitation of the Scottish kilt.
    Funnily enough, there's nothing very traditional about modern, garish Scottish tartans, worn exclusively by bearers of particular surnames, either - that grew up during the "tartan craze" in the 19th century.

    It's a pity an Irish national costume - based on clothing which Irish people actually wore - has so far not been developed.
    Items of clothing consistently worn by the Irish over the centuries include:
    The "Triús" (trews) - a sort of tight fitting trousers.
    The "Léine" - a long shirt-like garment usually made from linen and dyed saffron (the lower part of which, often pleated, seems to be the origin of the idea of a saffron kilt).
    The "Ionar" - a sort of skirted jacket or tunic, often highly decorated. and
    The "Brat" or "Fallaing" - a cloak or cape (various shapes and sizes were worn).

    There's a hell of a lot of crap out there being marketed as "traditional" Irish clothing, mostly to gullible Americans. At least it might put some of them out of business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caothaoir View Post
    I'm afraid there's nothing traditional about the saffron kilt - it was invented about 100 years ago in imitation of the Scottish kilt.
    Funnily enough, there's nothing very traditional about modern, garish Scottish tartans, worn exclusively by bearers of particular surnames, either - that grew up during the "tartan craze" in the 19th century.

    It's a pity an Irish national costume - based on clothing which Irish people actually wore - has so far not been developed.
    Items of clothing consistently worn by the Irish over the centuries include:
    The "Triús" (trews) - a sort of tight fitting trousers.
    The "Léine" - a long shirt-like garment usually made from linen and dyed saffron (the lower part of which, often pleated, seems to be the origin of the idea of a saffron kilt).
    The "Ionar" - a sort of skirted jacket or tunic, often highly decorated. and
    The "Brat" or "Fallaing" - a cloak or cape (various shapes and sizes were worn).

    There's a hell of a lot of crap out there being marketed as "traditional" Irish clothing, mostly to gullible Americans. At least it might put some of them out of business.
    +1

    Some pictures in "The Black Diaries " including a lad in an Asterix the Gaul style goose-wing hat.
    Anything English was ipso facto not for the Irish, as it might appear to weaken the claim to seperate nationhood, but any valued cultural possessions of the English were shown to have their Gaelic equivalents.

    Thus was born what Seán de Fréine has called an ingenious device of national parallellism:41

    English language - Irish language
    English law - Brehon law
    Parliament - Dáil
    Prime Minister - Taoiseach
    Soccer - Gaelic football
    Hockey - Hurling
    Trousers - Kilt

    It mattered little whether those devices had a secure basis in Irish history, for if they had not previously existed they could be invented, Gaelic football being a classic case of instant archaeology but definitely not a game known to Cuchulain.

    41: Seán de Fréine, The Great Silence, Dublin 1965, 108.
    Inventing Ireland The Literature Of The Modern Nation by Declan Kiberd (1995) p 151.

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