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Re: Tartans of Scotland - Index
Rory, when I first saw the "reproduction" Sinclair, it was billed by one of
our major kilt suppliers, who has been setting up his shop at all the Games
for years, as reflecting the "natural" colors available in Scotland in the
long ago times. They got the idea from the appearance of a peice of kilt dug
out of the ground at Culloden, presumably Clan Donald Hunting. I suppose the
concept could be applied to all of the clan tartans which have a "hunting"
mode, all of which utilize the "muted" colors. Most of the Sinclairs I know
of who bought one had not yet gotten the Red, or wanted some alternative to
either of the "modern" kilts. My own preferance for appearance was the
"muted" red, but the only one I came across belonged to a tall, spare young
man who was tragically killed before he had much of a change to wear it; his
mother sold it to me for a very reasonable price, and I bestowed it upon my
tall, spare eldest son, who wears it with pride.
I like your new address it's easier to type. I trust you will have an
outstanding Christmas and holidays. Keep your pipes dry, and have one for
Culloden as well.
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