Category: Travel Tips

How to Properly Pack a Kilt in a Suitcase

Published / by Samantha Jensen

 

Continuing on with the Scottish theme I have written about lately, here is an article on the traditional Highland Dress of a Scotsman.The Kilt is the foundation garment for men donning traditional Scottish Highland dress. It is essentially a knee-length, pleated, tartan skirt.

An authentic kilt is made entirely by hand and is crafted from a single piece of tartan 9 yards long, this is thought to be the origin of the saying “The whole nine yards.” Tartan kilt fabric is expensive and hand crafting takes time, making the purchase of a kilt a true investment. With several hundred dollars, at a minimum, going into the purchase you’ll want to take excellent care of your kilt, particularly when travelling. (more…)