Buchanan tartan

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Buchanan muted/antique tartan




The tartan

The Buchanan name is connected to the lands surrounding the eastern shores of Loch Lomond. Buchanan is a clan tartan and it is available in several versions, of which the antique one shown here may not be one of the most typical Buchanan tartans.


The kilt

The Buchanan was one of my very first kilts, a 4-yard economy kilt bought online from a no longer existing kilt shop in Glasgow, Tartan Wear Direct. The fabric is lightweight PV and three yards, not four yards as promissed. Apart from that, the quality is absolutely fantastic and the fabric feels much more like wool than most cheap kilts today. And it does not peel. Here (again) less is more.
The Scottish Register of Tartans has 14 Buchanan tartans listed. If you should like one that looks like the Buchanan shown on this page, USA Kilts is a possibility. Those offered by most other vendors look different.
Pictures from Switzerland, Spain, Italy and "just around the corner". The winters 2011 and 2012 were extremely cold. In periods peritemperatures were down at -12C or 10F and sometimes lower than that.