Roderick Powell U.K.
I would like to respond to the Elusive Forbes story.
It is believed that I may wear the Forbes Tartan as one of the Tartans associated with one of my own family names, I already owned three Kilts.
I was searching through the Military Kilts for sale from a leading British Government Surplus Store and found a Liverpool Scottish unused Kilt for sale giving the military sizing as my size for a Kilt.
I ordered the Kilt and the garment was delivered the following day. This Kilt is probably 20 oz and is the correct fit for me with the hem correctly positioned at the top of my knee cap.
The NATO sizing is on the label giving the manufacturer as Gordons of Glasgow. The Green ,Black, and Blue Tartan is pleated to the White Stripe.
This Kilt is the heaviest of my four Kilts and is delightfully warm and comfortable to wear correctly in the traditional manner of a true Scotsman, with the heavy pleats just swinging in the breeze.
With the demise of the Liverpool Scottish Regiment in the 1990's I would suggest that this military Kilt was manufactured at least twenty years ago.
I can confirm that this beautiful Kilt feels entirely different to wear than my lighter weight Kilts, the oldest of which I have been wearing for thirty five years.....Roderick