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Definitely all about attitude.

Someone sent me a link to this company recently, a whole new twist:

http://www.utkilts.com/
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Definitely all about attitude.

Someone sent me a link to this company recently, a whole new twist:

http://www.utkilts.com/
Holy utility kilts, Batman!

Nah, clan tartan, (ancient, modern or hunting, whatever floats your boat) and a pair of desert boots, dark socks and a ghillie shirt.
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Holy utility kilts, Batman!

Nah, clan tartan, (ancient, modern or hunting, whatever floats your boat) and a pair of desert boots, dark socks and a ghillie shirt.
Having suffered through half a decade of Jabot and cuffs only at Canadian highland games competitions, I'm all for a relaxed dresscode. Up to, but excluding Wellies.
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Having suffered through half a decade of Jabot and cuffs only at Canadian highland games competitions, I'm all for a relaxed dresscode. Up to, but excluding Wellies.
Wellies don't work do they. Walking boots do,at a push.
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My husband fitted in nicely in his kilt in Leeds a few weeks back. We were at a wedding and it coincided with Pride weekend.

KiIt wearing is all in the attitude apparently. And greeting the inevitable "proper Scotsman?" enquiry with a smile but no comment. Mr Rufus says it's important to keep 'em guessing.


It's like the Loch Ness monster... keep them guessing!
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Definitely all about attitude.

Someone sent me a link to this company recently, a whole new twist:

http://www.utkilts.com/


Nah, you need to go to Edinburgh for the proper stuff, and if you like a real edge to it, go to Robbie Williams' personal kilt fitter, their little shop is wicked!
http://21stcenturykilts.com/
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Re: What does Swiss fashion look like?

There are three being pinned and hand-stitched in Geneva as I write (well, not right this very second as then I might stab myself)... proper family tartan, ancient colours.
To be worn with black t-shirts and black Docs if future D-in-law has any say in the matter. Not going to ask what her views are in the underwear department.
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There are three being pinned and hand-stitched in Geneva as I write (well, not right this very second as then I might stab myself)... proper family tartan, ancient colours.
To be worn with black t-shirts and black Docs if future D-in-law has any say in the matter. Not going to ask what her views are in the underwear department.


I forgot about the Docs option! Top stuff. Mr Rufus generally recommends no pants, unless it's REALLY chilly.
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I forgot about the Docs option! Top stuff. Mr Rufus generally recommends no pants, unless it's REALLY chilly.
<cough> also when performing highland dance, when a television or video camera is nearby.
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<cough> also when performing highland dance, when a television or video camera is nearby.


Probably not even then, to be honest. Everyone would just get a grin and a "you're welcome". It's my cross to bear. I have been known to carry a pair of boxers in my bag depending on where we're going and how likely his friends are to lift the kilt... he's more trouble than the dog and the toddler combined!
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Sitting at Bel Air waiting for the tram home yesterday, i heard bagpipes.

Now just having come home a couple of weeks ago from Edinburgh, i thought it was some sort of brain thingy.

So i walked over to the otherside, where the tram lines are. And there he was, a man in a kilt playing the bagpipes!!

He was a bit more Red Hot Chili Pipers than a real bagpipe player, but nonetheless it was nice!! He was French. And his socks kept slipping down.
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The general rule for fashion in Zurich is "fifty shades of grey":



This is spot on. Mostly what I see in terms of fashion in Zurich is: muted colors, something that looks fairly plain / unremarkable... but fits well and, if you look closely at the brand, is extremely expensive.

Loud, experimental, colorful patterns are not the norm at all. The younger generation is taking on a bit of the so cal surfer / hipster look during summer though.
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Is there a "Swiss look"? Of course, one thinks of Heidi, but a bit thin on the ground on our side of the Röstigrabe.


In Geneva, you see a lot of people wearing all white with "in your face" golden jewellery and expensive branded watches/bags, but I am not sure if it is Swiss, Genevan, Expats or general distasteful...
From what I can tell... Marmot pants and North Face duffle bag backpacks.
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Re: What does Swiss fashion look like?

With a few studies in Fashion and experiences in London, Milan and Paris (including Fashion Weeks), I must say that there is a significant (or huge..) gap in Fashion/Style between Men and Women in CH. For some reason.. or, to my conclusion, actually, it is mainly because men's Fashion has a lot of simpler lines (including shades of grey etc.) and you can be looking very distinctive and fashionable without standing out necessarily. This means if women (of course not Swiss women, they hate "Fashion" as it exists in IT, FR, UK, USA etc.) also wanted to dress out like they would in Milan or London, they many times hesitate because of the surrounding. What is more, there are also only very few places in Switzerland (in my humble opinion) that would support a very fashionable and up-to-date look either during daylight or, especially, in the night. That is in no way to be misunderstood, because -to the trained eye- people (women and men) in CH do not dress cheap at all, and at most times they are classy too. It's just for clothes as with every aspect of life in CH: they don't care about character, they don't pay the difference or the "no-reason-to-be-there".. they want practical, efficient, neutral and of high quality to do the job. At any point in time, if you compare the front window of all Italian Brands or Louboutin and Jimmy Choo etc. in Zurich and Milan/Paris/UK, you cannot even find in Switzerland items that are for sale elsewhere (I've even asked).
Don't know if this provides a better view, but there is "Fashion" in Switzerland.. Akris (Swiss Designer) is presenting in NY and Paris Fashion Weeks consistently, and dressing all kinds of celebrities. Marni is Swiss for example too, DVF is even Swiss for God's sake!!!! It's just the market here doesn't like this whole thing, the whole "unjustified glamour" around it.. quiet and classy and simple, they always want it so!
To have a personal view, please visit modesuisse (they organize the equivalent of what would be Switzerland Fashion Week) and you'll see all Swiss Fashion (and, guess what, almost all designers are of non-Swiss origin..)
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With a few studies in Fashion and experiences in London, Milan and Paris (including Fashion Weeks), I must say that there is a significant (or huge..) gap in Fashion/Style between Men and Women in CH. For some reason.. or, to my conclusion, actually, it is mainly because men's Fashion has a lot of simpler lines (including shades of grey etc.) and you can be looking very distinctive and fashionable without standing out necessarily. This means if women (of course not Swiss women, they hate "Fashion" as it exists in IT, FR, UK, USA etc.) also wanted to dress out like they would in Milan or London, they many times hesitate because of the surrounding. What is more, there are also only very few places in Switzerland (in my humble opinion) that would support a very fashionable and up-to-date look either during daylight or, especially, in the night. That is in no way to be misunderstood, because -to the trained eye- people (women and men) in CH do not dress cheap at all, and at most times they are classy too. It's just for clothes as with every aspect of life in CH: they don't care about character, they don't pay the difference or the "no-reason-to-be-there".. they want practical, efficient, neutral and of high quality to do the job. At any point in time, if you compare the front window of all Italian Brands or Louboutin and Jimmy Choo etc. in Zurich and Milan/Paris/UK, you cannot even find in Switzerland items that are for sale elsewhere (I've even asked).
Don't know if this provides a better view, but there is "Fashion" in Switzerland.. Akris (Swiss Designer) is presenting in NY and Paris Fashion Weeks consistently, and dressing all kinds of celebrities. Marni is Swiss for example too, DVF is even Swiss for God's sake!!!! It's just the market here doesn't like this whole thing, the whole "unjustified glamour" around it.. quiet and classy and simple, they always want it so!
To have a personal view, please visit modesuisse (they organize the equivalent of what would be Switzerland Fashion Week) and you'll see all Swiss Fashion (and, guess what, almost all designers are of non-Swiss origin..)

So it's like their yodel, no mess, no fuss!
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From what I can tell... Marmot pants and North Face duffle bag backpacks.
You'll have heard the Swiss joke about what is left over when you cremate an Alpenzeller: A set of Subaru Keys and a Helly Hansen zipper pull.
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Apparently there's a hoo-ha in Zurich at the moment because the loppy-haired banker boys have taken to wearing BROWN shoes in an attempt to break away from the norm. Mavericks.
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With a few studies in Fashion and experiences in London, Milan and Paris (including Fashion Weeks), I must say that there is a significant (or huge..) gap in Fashion/Style between Men and Women in CH. For some reason.. or, to my conclusion, actually, it is mainly because men's Fashion has a lot of simpler lines (including shades of grey etc.) and you can be looking very distinctive and fashionable without standing out necessarily. This means if women (of course not Swiss women, they hate "Fashion" as it exists in IT, FR, UK, USA etc.) also wanted to dress out like they would in Milan or London, they many times hesitate because of the surrounding. What is more, there are also only very few places in Switzerland (in my humble opinion) that would support a very fashionable and up-to-date look either during daylight or, especially, in the night. That is in no way to be misunderstood, because -to the trained eye- people (women and men) in CH do not dress cheap at all, and at most times they are classy too. It's just for clothes as with every aspect of life in CH: they don't care about character, they don't pay the difference or the "no-reason-to-be-there".. they want practical, efficient, neutral and of high quality to do the job. At any point in time, if you compare the front window of all Italian Brands or Louboutin and Jimmy Choo etc. in Zurich and Milan/Paris/UK, you cannot even find in Switzerland items that are for sale elsewhere (I've even asked).
Don't know if this provides a better view, but there is "Fashion" in Switzerland.. Akris (Swiss Designer) is presenting in NY and Paris Fashion Weeks consistently, and dressing all kinds of celebrities. Marni is Swiss for example too, DVF is even Swiss for God's sake!!!! It's just the market here doesn't like this whole thing, the whole "unjustified glamour" around it.. quiet and classy and simple, they always want it so!
To have a personal view, please visit modesuisse (they organize the equivalent of what would be Switzerland Fashion Week) and you'll see all Swiss Fashion (and, guess what, almost all designers are of non-Swiss origin..)
That's a very long post to say it is boring. And expensive.
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That's a very long post to say it is boring. And expensive.
Neutral. And expensive.

When you wear a red (and I mean wine red sort of red not some other more tacky shade) sweater here you do make yourself stand out in a crowd...
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eh, save your money, get into shape and find happiness instead.

You can put Prada or Hermes on someone out of shape, and they still won't look nearly as good as someone in shape who buys from Coop City.
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