She made me a most fortunate man

by Robert Amyot
(Brizon, FRANCE)

Sweet Lady Chrystel herself !

Sweet Lady Chrystel herself !

Well, I happen to be French, of Scottish (Reid, MacKinnon) Irish and Breton ancestry.


My father used to dress me up in a kilt on Saint Patrick's Day and send me off to school thus attired, I hated it.

Later I became a piper, I have been a professional piper since 1987.

Then I met Chrystel, a sweet lass that became my wife.

She was a professional seamstress. As such she began to do some research on the historical origins of the kilt. She was quickly enthralled by all of the different aspects that this research uncovered.

And guess what? She started making me kilts! Plenty of them!
My friends were so envious!

This little French seamstress set the Double Box Pleated Kilt as a standard across the world and is now accepted as an authority, a true kilt maker.

Needless to say I'm mighty proud of her.


Warm Regards,

Robert.

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Check out this link
by: Anonymous

http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CDEQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tartanbreton.com%2F&ei=M5vqUajzIMK-Of7ugcgC&usg=AFQjCNGCg48ywfwaMnOFnoeLS2CJSqcnLg&bvm=bv.49478099,d.ZWU

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Breton tartan
by: celticlily

Dear Robert,

Is there a distinctive pattern that is recognized as a Breton tartan? Do you have any pictures you could post? I teach French to 10-12 year old children and I did a unit on the Celts in France around St. Patrick's Day. They were amazed to learn that there were Celts in France and in Spain. The children loved the music videos I showed them of Tri Yann (still going strong today!) and of Nolwenn Leroy singing La Jument de Michao, Tri Martolod in Breton gaelic and Mna Na Heireann in Irish gaelic.

Thank you!

celticlily

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Kilts in Brittany !
by: Anonymous

Breton Tartans are now very popular as they are all over the world !

Best,

Robert

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Traditional dress in Brittany
by: celticlily

Dear Robert,

Brittany has a very distinctive traditional dress style of its own. However, I have never seen Breton men in kilts. Are kilts part of traditional Breton dress? I always thought that kilts originated in Scotland.

Thank you,

celticlily

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Reply to Gurvan
by: Robert Amyot

QUOTE:
[Does she make them only for you or does she sell them as well ?

Let me know.

Best kilted regards.

Gurvan]

For every man of good will all over the planet !

Please visit : www.ladychrystel.com


Warmest Regards,

Robert

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Fortunate man ? for sure me lad !
by: Jean Michel

Well...
I know both Robert and Chrystel...

the former because we are both pipers, the latter for she is a very fine seamstress who recently made me a very nice DOUBLE BOX PLEATED KILT
But!...Chrystel is also Robert's wife ! and I can tell that he is a most lucky man with such a sweet and skillful lass
And just between us..you're seeking for a kilt ? then go to www.ladychrystel.com
You won't be deceived, you can believe me

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French too
by: Anonymous

Hi Robert,

I think we met on another site ... X marks the Scot.
If I remember well, you live in Savoie.

I just wanted to say that you really are lucky, I mean, kilts are so expensive and you happen to have your own kilt maker at home ...

Does she make them only for you or does she sell them as well ?

Let me know.

Best kilted regards.

Gurvan

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