The fly plaid is the "cape looking piece of cloth" that goes over the left shoulder of the wearer. It is a simple square of cloth, typically 46" X 46", with fringed edges and a box pleat sewn in one corner.
The modern fly plaid originated with the traditional Féileadh Mòr (Great Plaid) worn in the Scottish Highlands. The Great Plaid was a large piece of cloth, which by the 16th century measured up to 8.2 metres (9.0 yards) in length, half of which was pleated and belted about the waist, while the upper half was draped over the left shoulder, was then gathered in front and could be used as a cloak and hood during inclement weather.
The fly plaid harkens back to that garment and was introduced in the 18th century when fashion dictated a switch to the modern kilt. The fly plaid replaced that portion of the Great Kilt that was draped over the shoulder. It is always worn in the same tartan or colour as the modern kilt, and should be made from the same fabric so that the sett and colours match exactly. It is typically worn only for formal functions and is paired with a jacket and vest and a plaid brooch.
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- A PERFECT MATCH TO MY KILT RAY OBRIEN
Price Value Qualityi looked around for a plaid fly to match my kilt and even was told that this pattern could not be made anymore and i had to buy a new kilt.....im so glad that i came upon USAKILTS...they assisted me in every way and had the fly to me in less then 2 weeks. its so good to work with an honest company - you go boys. thanks (Posted on 10/21/2016)
- Excellent experience! LouisianaScot
Price Value QualityThese guys are the epitome of customer service! I needed a fly plaid to match my kilt. These guys matched my kilt pattern exactly! It looks like the fly plaid was made from the same bolt of fabric as my kilt. This is not the first purchase I've made from these guys, and it will certainly not be my last! Great products. Great customer service. Great value. (Posted on 8/12/2016)
- Great item, very pleased! TimmyMc
Price Value QualityExcellent workmanship. Fairly priced. (Posted on 4/18/2016)
- Great product, great service Amac
Price Value QualityUSA Kilts is the best! Nothing but exceptional experiences every time I have utilized their services. The fly plaid I got was of the best quality and a great value. (Posted on 3/10/2016)
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