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What is a Sporran For?
If you want to embrace your Scottish heritage and ensure that you are always dressed in the appropriate attire, one aspect of your outfit that you should certainly have in your wardrobe is a sporran. Here at Reid Kilts we pride ourselves on supplying high quality products, including kilts, sgian dubhs and other accessories that you need to fully immerse yourself in your highland heritage. We pride ourselves on providing a personal and convenient service as you are able to log onto our website any time of day or night and order your chosen product in complete confidence.
You may have noticed a true Scotsman wearing a sporran and whilst they look extremely decorative and help bring together an outfit, what are they really used for? Read on as our expert team explore this question.
Traditionally a sporran is made from leather or fur and is placed on a strap that holds it in place in front of the groin of the wearer.
As kilts aren’t made with pockets, it was historically difficult knowing where to store items, which is why the sporran becomes so useful. It performs in the same way as a pocket would and acts as somewhere to keep belongings, such as your wallet.
There are a few different types of sporran, but one thing remains throughout and that’s the function of it. Often they are highly ornamented with decoration because the Scottish pride themselves on the elegance and intricacy of their attire. You may also find that the design of the sporran matches the belt buckle on the kilt. This is because it’s vitally important to tie in the design and style of the whole outfit together.
As you would when looking for specialised dancewear, you should ensure that if you’re looking for traditional highland wear you come to the professionals here at Reid Kilts. We have everything you will need to embrace your heritage so to find out more about the sporran and see the collection we have available, feel free to browse our website today.
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