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Old November 28th, 2005, 12:32 PM
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Default Kilt appropriate for RCCL formal night?

I own a very traditional complete formal Kilt in my family tartan. I have worn this for formal nights on both the QE2, ROTTERSAM V and the QM2 without raising an eyebrow.
My question is would this be appropriate on the RCCL RADIENCE of the SEAS for one of the formal nights? I don't want to be accused of being in the at sea version of Riverdance!
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Please forgive my grievous error in misspelling ROTTERDAM V in my original message.
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I personally think a kilt would be considered formal (and appropriate), seeing as how people use it at ceremonies, weddings, etc. My guess would be that there are always going to be some silly people thinking "Look, a man in a skirt!" but that's because some are not used to this type of clothing. I think most would agree that formal does not necessarily have to mean a tuxedo for a man. My husband will wear his nice suit, some will wear their military dress uniforms (not sure of their technical term), etc.
I say "wear the kilt"!
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We were on the Vision of the Seas in October and our tablemate from Scotland wore his traditional kilt and formal jacket for formal night. It was such a hit that many people requested he wear it for the second formal night, which he did even though he had planned to wear something else. Just be prepared, you will attract attention, mostly of the good kind. If you can deal with a lot of attention and a few comments, not to mention some people wanting to pose for photos with you, then go for it. I am sure you will look great!
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Old November 28th, 2005, 07:52 PM
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Rotterdan,

I own a very traditional complete formal Kilt in my family tartan. I have worn this for formal nights on both the QE2, ROTTERSAM V and the QM2 without raising an eyebrow.
My question is would this be appropriate on the RCCL RADIENCE of the SEAS for one of the formal nights? I don't want to be accused of being in the at sea version of Riverdance!
Any Ideas?


A legitimate ethnic equivalent of the prescribed attire is always appropriate. By all means, wear the Scottish formal outfit - the kilt with the formal dress shirt, bow tie, evening jacket, flask, etc!

Incidentally, another common ethnic variation is what I call the "Bermudan Tuxedo" You can spot it by the formal black Bermuda shorts, whcih have the same satin stripe as formal trowsers....

I can't guarantee that some ignorant twit won't make an obnoxious comment about your outfit. If that would concern you, just prepare a few clever rejoinders to turn the tables on such morons.

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most definatley wear your kilt.
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Way cool! Sure wish I could get my men-folk to wear them!

Definitely wear it and I suspect that you know some of the history of your ancestors? Feel free to share some of that with the curious, too.
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Dont do it, as a Scot in Scotland, dont. Tried it felt so out of place, too many stupid pointing people
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David - Hugh wants to know if he can borrow your kilt for the next cruise - as you don't plan on wearing it? Oh - and I want to know exactly how big is your Sporran (sp)

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