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vijayjohn wrote:Huh? What is the Scottish national costume if not a kilt? A tartan? Some other kind of highland dress?
vijayjohn wrote:Okay, but then that's kind of going back to the problems with the concept of a "nation" itself, right?
Prowler wrote:I mean, I doubt anywhere in Europe people use such "traditional clothing" on a daily basis. They don't hold the same importance as the kimono does in Japan, and it's not like people in Japan wear kimonos constantly either.
Johanna wrote:Traditional clothing in a Western sense is for example Scotsmen wearing the kilt, it used to be an everyday garment in large parts of Scotland before the mid-18th century. It has morphed into a pretty formal thing later on for very natural and also complicated reasons, but I don't think that anyone would describe a Scotsman in a kilt as wearing a costume.
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