Too long on the road, The Style Guy returns from his exile of sipping mai-tais in Phuket to bring you, the Highland fashion-freaked reader, his answers to your queries. The Style Guy corrects your information gaps like he would tuck in that horrific shirt peeking out from between ill-fitting kilt and ruinous waist-coat.
Dear Mr. Style Guy Sir:
I notice a few recent competitions where pipers wore tartan pants – or trews, as they’re called. Thing is, one of the people wearing them was a woman, which seemed very strange.
What do you think?
Pants-in-a-Twist in Tallahassee
Interesting observation, PIATIT. I, too, noticed this at the recent “The Livingstone” and the Nicol-Brown Amateur thingmee. To answer your question in a very few words: I liked it. Glenn Brown put on the plaid pants / tartan trews that he’s sported before, and he cut a nice profile against the usual troop of kilted peacocks. He donned his trademark Balmoral, and seemed to have a bit of the fop in him, as do several solo pipers these days. But the far more ironic style maven was Nancy Tunnicliffe, a judge at the Nicol-Brown, who also pulled on the trews. Think about this: a female wearing pants while all of the men strapped on a skirt. What with the red tunic and jabot, she was still very feminine.
But, as for the young Mr. Gandy’s Mr. Rogers cardigan at this more formal affair . . . I will for once hold my keystrokes on that Highland fashion fiasco.