Over the pond her in Canada we usually see the KILT in parades or at Highland Games as the dress of the day by pipers, drummers and dancers. The colours are vast, as once being clan related to new tartans being created to mark and celebrate events such as the Commomweath Tartan.
The styles have changed over the centuries to, a right of passage with the times. Once being the Highlanders attire to today's varies translations of traditional dress kilts. My new favourites are the modern solid kilts, that might also have a pattern such as the Lion Rampant or the St. Andrews Cross. Not the traditional patterns but ones still of a bold statement. The newest design aboot the hoose is the Utility Kilt. This is a heavy canvas kilt either plain with pleats n' studs or with various pockets for your tools.
The kilt attire is complete with a sporran, a decorative purse worn round the waist with a hidden back pocket (perfect for your lipstick and flask!) Also worn is the belt that usually has some kind of Celtic themed buckle. The finishing touches are the wool socks and brogues, or if you are sporting a modern look you might pair it with boots. I used to wear my Dr.Martins with mine...kick'n style! You can pair your kilt with a classic white shirt & black jacket, a casual solid colour shirt, and of course a sweater.
But no matter what or where you see the kilt, its always a head turner. It has remained true and diverse as Scotland and its people........wear it with pride.
Cheers, Rampant Red