Last Chance Dept.
At Waterloo, with French musket fire surrounding him, Piper Kenneth Mackay moved outside the protection of the 79th’s regimental square, a move his countrymen surely thought was a death sentence. However, as he played Cogathd na Sithd on his pipes, the musket fire from Napoleon’s Imperial Guard somehow missed. Galvanized by the historic tune, his comrades pressed on.
The Duke of Wellington’s army, consisting of British (two-thirds Scottish, Welsh and Irish), Germans, Dutch, and Belgians, and a sizable Prussian force that was allowed to catch up to the battle due largely to Napoleon’s hesitation gaff, overwhelmed the French Army with an onslaught of massive firepower. The rest, as they say, is history.
For formal affairs all over the world, we must never forget that real men definitely, defiantly, and distinguishably wear kilts. I recently wore my black watch dress to a formal affair assuming I’d be the only contrarian. Much to my surprise, there was a like-minded sophisticate in his black watch as well. That’s why we’re carrying the Royal Stewart too.
Scottish Flashes (No. 5291). 100% worsted wool with Teflon coating. One size. Elastic bands. Fits calf from 10 1/4” to 14 1/2”. Flashes are 2 7/8” wide and 6” long. Fabric from Scotland, made in Pennsylvania.
Color: Black Watch Tartan, Royal Stewart Tartan.
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Fabric Content: 100% Wool.
Care Instructions: Dry Clean Only.