Tartans and Highland Dress

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This is a detailed guide to how to correctly wear the Scottish national dress along with profiles of the main tartans. There are few ancient forms of dress so widely used and worn today as the dress of the Scottish Highlander. Details of what is correct and what is not is given along with the most interesting history relating to the national dress. Readers will find out what brogues to wear when, what exactly is a sporran, what are plaids and when to wear a dirk belt. Full explanation is given for the following occasions: full formal highland dress, morning dress, day dress, hunting dress, informal evening dress, formal evening dress, and there's also a chapter on highland dress for ladies. This short guide from 1960s is as relevant today as it was over 50 years ago.