Was the design and production of kilts affected by austerity in WWII?

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Was the design and production of kilts affected by austerity in WWII?

Post by Sid Guttridge » 21 May 2020 13:51

One domestic feature of WWII in the UK was the simplification of clothing design to save on material and cloth.

As a result, pleats and folds all but disappeared from civilian clothing.

But what about the kilt? This is overwhelmingly made of folds and/or pleats. (It requires 6-8 yards of material to make a kilt for a 36" waist!)

Did kilts have an exemption on cultural grounds?

Or was there an austerity kilt?

Or perhaps production of kilts stopped altogether?

Cheers,

Sid.

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