It is perfectly acceptable to wear the kilt negative belt when wearing a waistcoat.
When worn properly, the kilt should come up to around your bellybutton and not extend below the top of your knees. In this case you probably won't even be able to see the belt due to the waistcoat covering it.
Useless fact: it is allowed, in the appropriate circumstances, to wear a kilt in your no. 1 suit if you are a member of the Royal Naval Bagpipe Association.
The mess jacket and waistcoat take the place of the Prince Charlie jacket and waistcoat, no belt is worn.
Personally I wouldn't bother with a Skean Dhu as it'll fall out from your hose when you're dancing. It's also perfectly acceptable to sling the sporran round to the side rather than hanging at the front. Some only move it for dancing, others wear it to the side all the time.
I am attending a Burns' Night at a Naval Establishment in a few weeks and I intend to wear a kilt for the first time. Naturally I will be wearing my jacket and black waistcoat (as the rig is 2B/ Mess Undress). I have the kilt with all the acoutrements (i.e. the sporen, belt, socks, etc) but the lady at the place I got the kilt from mentioned that sometimes you don't wear the kilt belt when you wear a waistcoat.
I have tried the whole thing on with my Mess Kit including the belt and waistcoat and it does look a trifle busy, with the belt just sitting underneath the bottom of my waistcoat, but without the belt it doesn't look quite right either.
Do any Scotsmen out there know if there are any regulations/ guidelines/ traditions about wearing kilts with Mess Kit and, specifically if it's normal to wear the belt or not?
Mate ....Its in the regs (but do check with the messprez or you could end up with a visit from the master at arms demanding you pay a mess fine!!!)..wear it...I do sometimes, I have two mess jackets one Summer the other Winter and depending on the occassion I wear kilt or uniform trousers. You should learn to spell sporran before you wear the great scottish garb. :w00t: As its a Burns Night do you like a great chieftain o' the pudding race the Haggis? Tip:. pour whisky over your haggis. :thumright:
BTW the ladies love to see a real bloke in a kilt :dwarf:
Dont forget to check with Mess President as he could be a sassanach who had some ancestor that was killed by a :bootyshake:Scot :brave: :rambo: and is only reluctantly allowing a scottish theme night (Burns Night)
What REALLY used to p1ss me off when wearing my kilt to a Mess do, was all the girlies who thought it was their God given right to check if I was a Â´true ScotÂ´or not. Titter ye not. What would have happened if I went round the mess checking females for 57 webbing/thongs/bloomers etc??? Plus most of them were pissed hogs!