Just heard from Alexis Malcolm that my new kilt — in Muted Black Watch (Campbell) tartan — is in the post. I should receive it on Monday or Tuesday! Even though an Ancient Campbell kilt was first in order, Alexis says that Hurricane Sandy has delayed shipments of cloth from Scotland.
I just had new passport photos taken: a necessity as my appearance has changed so much over the last year and a half. My face is much less “round”; my chin is much better defined. I’m now 5′ 10″, 157 pounds. My other measurements are 32″ waist, 30″ inseam, 38″ chest (38R jacket with sleeves usually […]
Today I should receive from Alexis Malcolm a newly hand-sewn kilt in the Ancient Campbell tartan (with matching tartan flashes).
I have commissioned a new kilt from Alexis Malcolm. The tartan will be a muted Black Watch, which is similar to the many weathered or muted versions of the Campbell tartan available from the Scottish mills. These “weathered” colours are designed to imitate the fading which would be seen in cloth coloured with natural dyes […]
Right on time, my new Black Watch kilt from Alexis Malcolm has arrived. The sombre tones of the Government Sett will be perfect for evening and dress events in general. The garment fits like a charm!
I have just heard from Alexis Malcolm that my first kilt in the darker shades of the Black Watch is on its way. I’ve always admired this darker version of the Campbell tartan, but this will be my first kilt composed of it.
The UPS man just delivered one of two seersucker suits I had recently ordered from Jos. A. Bank. Incidentally, the word seersucker appears to come from two Persian words meaning “milk and sugar.” The two-button jacket is 38 Regular; the sleeves are the perfect length. The pleated trousers seem to be 32″ around the waist […]