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Post by stormy on Fri 20 Jun - 21:40:48

From my mid teens (mid 1960's) I have worn white or cream coloured socks with my kilt. For me that is the norm.
SPPB decided a few years ago to go with a dark blue sock as part of their uniform. A bad choice in my opinion.

It now seems to me that every band wears dark coloured socks, no matter the tartan they wear.

Is this good or bad and are the "polis" to blame in any way for this "change" in standard of dress?

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Post by Robbie.Crow on Fri 20 Jun - 21:53:13

I have to agree with you stormy, my old band (allow bowmar) used to wear cream socks, i liked them. Then some smart ar*e decided black would be a good idea. We have no black in our kilt and IMO they look quite ugly and un-appealing.

Now im with denny however we wear white socks, i like them alot.

I'm not sure if SPPB are to blame, but i think they might have had something to do with it.
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Post by Itchyknee on Fri 20 Jun - 22:04:50

I remember reading in a paper a couple of years ago that you should never wear white socks with a kilt or else you'll end up looking like a piper! I've worn white socks since I started piping and that doesn't look like that'll change anytime soon either. A pipe band not far from me wears a red kilt with red wool socks. Doesn't look great in my opinion. Good to see you back posting Stormy.
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Post by orange_wings on Fri 20 Jun - 22:34:55

stormy wrote:From my mid teens (mid 1960's) I have worn white or cream coloured socks with my kilt. For me that is the norm.
SPPB decided a few years ago to go with a dark blue sock as part of their uniform. A bad choice in my opinion.

It now seems to me that every band wears dark coloured socks, no matter the tartan they wear.

Is this good or bad and are the "polis" to blame in any way for this "change" in standard of dress?


No, the 'Polis' are not to blame, solo players have been doing it for years, I think the polis were the first band to do it though. I think it looks good with some kilts but not all, We couldn't get away with dark socks in Boghall the same as Torphican are not getting away with it! Lanark & District are not pulling it off either... the list goes on!
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Post by Itchyknee on Fri 20 Jun - 22:39:16

Turriff?
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Post by Redneck on Fri 20 Jun - 23:28:58

I like the black socks wi a black shirt.........smart as redneck's act of reproduction. Pint Goes wi ma Guinness, 'n ya don't see the Guinness stains the next mornin'. laughing laughing
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Post by Dai Robb on Sat 21 Jun - 0:59:19

Did we expect anything else from the wee man?? laughing Pint
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Post by Redneck on Sat 21 Jun - 1:52:35

big grin Pint
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Post by True_Blue_Piper on Sat 21 Jun - 2:56:37

Coloured hose go well with some outfits, less so with others.
I've always had several pairs of hose, lovat blue, green, cream and white. The ones I hate seeing bands wearing are these really, really pure white hose....yeugh.

Maybe we should bring back full clan hose with buckled shoes, balmorals and frilly jabots....then again.....remember that photo of Redneck.... big grin
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Post by janelle on Sat 21 Jun - 11:18:37

Is this good or bad and are the "polis" to blame in any way for this "change" in standard of dress?

I can remember when everyone here wore tartan hose, then it was all cream or white.
I think the 'polis' may be responsible for a change in look, at least in lower grades. What happens in G1 eventually filters down to the lower grades and it won't be long before the "private school look" is more common in places like Australia, which is better than the budget poly lycra rubbish we are wearing at the moment.
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Post by Guest on Sat 21 Jun - 13:32:35

We've recently changed from white hose to charcoal. I don't mind the colour, it's the hose themselves I have a problem with. If you aren't a chicken-legged boy they don't fit. Even though mine are a men's US 9 They needed to be stretched before they fit anyone's calves. Had we known that we woulda stuck with the white...

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Post by Heilan Mary on Sat 21 Jun - 19:15:10

I wear coloured socks as well in the band, the band has worn coloured socks since day one (when the band was the 52nds and if i remember before the Polis decided to wear them). They go with the kilt and the shirt though. It makes a change the coloured socks instead of a sea of white legs during a march past (yuch).
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Post by Dai Robb on Sat 21 Jun - 19:33:17

MacPiper wrote:We've recently changed from white hose to charcoal. I don't mind the colour, it's the hose themselves I have a problem with. If you aren't a chicken-legged boy they don't fit. Even though mine are a men's US 9 They needed to be stretched before they fit anyone's calves. Had we known that we woulda stuck with the white...

Come on, Come On, show us yer legs, show us yer legs??

We need proof you dont have those chicken legs you mentioned?? laughing laughing
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Post by Piping Connections on Sat 21 Jun - 21:53:52

orange_wings wrote: Torphican are not getting away with it!

Ach Peter its all down to personal prefference , I thought Torphican looked really smart !!!!!

as with everything i think it will pass after everyone has had a go !!!


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Post by Robbie.Crow on Sat 21 Jun - 22:12:42

Piping Connections wrote:

as with everything i think it will pass after everyone has had a go !!!
....naw.... am leavin that one wide open laughing laughing
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Post by Redneck on Sun 22 Jun - 14:25:27

Robbie.Crow wrote:
Piping Connections wrote:

as with everything i think it will pass after everyone has had a go !!!
....naw.... am leavin that one wide open laughing laughing

affraid Hmmmmmmmmmmmm Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Twisted Evil
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