The philibeg or kilt, as distinct from the plaid, in all probability, is comparatively modern.
Nor was the philibeg assumed merely for the convenience of the passage over the Esk.
But it was not only as a convenient and durable mode of apparel that the kilt and philibeg were advantageous.
I have had this philibeg on now for some days, and I find I do as well with it as any the best breeches I ever put on.
Until quite recently it was believed that the plaid, philibeg and bonnet formed the ancient garb.
Authentic tartan plaid and philibeg, at that epoch,—to the wonder of Trondhjem and us!