28 January 2008

No bargain for a true Scot

'Never mind that the shirt has an unpleasant echo of early Spandau Ballet, the kilt simply doesn't have the import it would if it costs what it should rather than what it can be made for in a cut-price factory somewhere.  Putting it on, you get no feeling of the heritage of the outfit, no sense of its significance.  Instead, you're overwhelmed with the unpleasant sensation that you're all set to head out on a stag night.  In Reading'

- Gareth McLean tries on discount retailer Lidl's £24.99 kilt, Guardian, 28 January 2008
[A kilt normally costs 'upwards of £375', the article says, in case you were wondering]

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