Review: Buying a Wedding Kilt at Geoffrey Howe's, Royal Mile, Edinburgh
Saturday seemed a good day to wander round and explore the mysterious world of kilts. Be warned, this is probably the busiest day of the week to go hunting kilts. The shop assistant was very friendly and knowledgeable but it's a good idea to go away and think about your options.
A weekday appointment was made for a proper analysis of we needed from this outfit. It's quite an investment, between £600 to over £1000 for some customers. Howie helped us with our analysis, asking the right questions and giving the benefit of his experience
The shop has a huge range of tartans available, both made by themelves and other weavers. All their kilts are made in Scotland. They are especially well-known for their range of modern kilts, which are defnitely worth exploring if your wedding day looks like being non-traditional.
Verdict: intelligent service, great products. Whether all your family has kilts or you just want a souvenir, call in and enjoy choosing your first kilt (you'll probably only ever need one!)Can't wait for the first fitting!
Jacket: argyle, bonnie prince charlie, tweed; and how do you want it's buttons, cuffs and epaulets? How do you want it lined? The decisions will never end.
Kilt: how do you want it to match the jacket and socks? Do you want the back to be finished so the stripes line up with the pleats?
Kilt pin: delicate and slender, wood or bone?