CASUAL AND INFORMAL DAYWEAR


CASUAL DAYWEAR

Hat:

Balmoral, Glengarry, or any other hat.

Jacket:

A casual jacket made for wear with the kilt similar to a sportscoat. The jacket tails should no come below the point on the kilt where the pleats are no longer sewn.

Shirt:

Casual shirt. Anything you'd wear with regular casual clothing. As with the other components, this should match the activity. For instance, a polo shirt or t-shirt should be worn for athletics.

Tie:

Casual tie is optional, depending on personal style.

Belt:

Optional, though it should be plain. Some say the buckle should be of a dull finish.

Sporran:

Leather. Fur is usually reserved for evening wear, as are metallic accents. There are some sporrans that are leather with silver accents that are designed for both day and evening wear.

Kiltpin:

If worn, any style. Jeweled pins are normally reserved for eveningwear.

Hose:

Plain colored hose. Tartan and diced hose are generally reserved for eveningwear, except for uniforms such as are worn for highland dancers, pipe band, and highland regiments.

Accessories:

A piper's plaid. This is worn folded over the shoulder is typically accepted as the only plaid worn above the shoulder during the day. There are many exceptions to this, including those in uniforms, those wearing Great Kilts, etc.
A Sgain Dubh. This is optional and is worn in the top of the hose on either side. Jeweled sgian dubhs are typically reserved for eveningwear.
Some wear a dirk, though jeweled dirks are typically reserved for eveningwear as well.

Shoes:

Any shoes.

 

INFORMAL DAYWEAR

Informal daywear is essentially the same as wearing a sportcoat and tie with regular attire. Accessories, et al., are essentially those for casual daywear.

 

 

FORMAL DAYWEAR

Hat:

Balmoral or Glengarry.

Jacket:

An Argyll Jacket. This normally has silver buttons like an evening jacket.

Shirt:

A dress shirt.

Tie:

A standard necktie. A waistcoat is, of course, also appropriate as well.

Belt:

Usually black, with a metallic buckle. The buckle can be jeweled.

Sporran:

Any style, though those with fur and/or metallic accents are typically reserved for eveningwear.

Kiltpin:

Any style. Jeweled pins are usually reserved for eveningwear.

Hose:

Hose should be plain. Some feel dark colored hose are more appropriate, and others believe white hose are more appropriate.

Accessories:

Medals and Insigniae: Large medals and devices can be worn, especially in parades.

Shoes:

Any formal dress shoe. The Scottish styles include the Ghillie Brogues and "Mary Jane" evening shoes. The latter are a style of slip-on shoe including a silver buckle.