Hi all. After the announcement regards ban on trying clothes on before buying due to Covid 19 and hygiene?. Just been trying to contact kilt shop, we are considering cancelling our order unless they can assure us hygiene is first. They seem to be taking orders online but not answering queries?. I know the hire shops tell groomsmen to wear underwear, but haven't been to many weddings where they actually do, most of our men want to be 'True Scots'. My Fiance is a doctor and is now flat out refusing to wear anything hired for hygiene reasons. Anyone else re thinking hiring kilts for this reason? Has anyone been able to contact their kilt hire shop? Is there anyone in the industry who could reassure us that all kilts will be thoroughly and hygienically cleaned before each hire. Thanks in advance.
We hired from a great place that couriered them to us. We were assured they were dry cleaned, steamed etc in between which is why they block them out longer in their diaries. We got married a year and a bit ago and honestly couldn't fault them... They well brilliant.
I watched a virtual wedding fayre the other weekend talking about what hygiene lengths they were going through with their wedding dresses so brides could try them on without worry. This included steaming, a fabric disinfectant etc and making their bookings longer so they could ensure that everything is cleaned as well as can be adhering to guildlines.
Obviously, everywhere is different.
I think once the seed of doubt is planted though it's hard to distinguish, and I wouldn't want that to ruin both your days or the leading up to it.
It is just my opinion but I hope it helps
If your husband is paranoid get him to wear something else. I’m pretty sure 99.9% of men who wear kilts wouldn’t wear underwear but I’m also sure the kilts will be dry cleaned in between otherwise most places wouldn’t have a business 🤷🏼♀️
I hired my kilts from a place that were properly cleaned before you received them but they also stipulated that you could NOT go 'true scots' for hygiene reasons. If they found that this had happened you were fined for the additional cleaning costs. The shirts and socks as part of the hire was the person's to keep, only the shoes, kilt, jacket, plaid and accessories were returned.
Most places I know that do wedding hire have a high standard of cleaning.
If this is an issue can you buy them, then either keep, or dry clean and sell on?
I think due to circumstances, now would probably be the safest time for kilt hire.
I used to work in a hire shop chain, as you can imagine, in busy season, there is not much time for thorough cleaning before being Re hired out, we would needed to have had thousands of outfits in stock to allow us to deep clean them all, then a day to breathe.
Thoroughly cleaning every outfit as it comes back is impossible time wise, They are cleaned, but a once over with the little hand steamer was all they ever needed, unless they were completely soiled, There is a charge for this disaster as that is when the outfits need to be sent off for a proper clean
He should wear underwear, they all should, but sadly I know for a fact they don't.
I would hang back until your kilt shop gets in touch, they should be putting everyone's mind at ease by reassuring customers they have new hygiene measures in place.
I personally wouldn't hire kilts, but if you must then a hand steamer costs less than £60 and would give you total piece of mind.
I dont think covid has anything to do with this particular hygiene issue.. tell him to wear pants?
So your problem is you think it’s unhygienic because your fiancé doesn’t want to have to wear underwear... not sure the shop is the one with the problem...
Sorry think you misread, of course he will have underwear on, its those who sat on kilt before him, who don't wear underwear that concerns him and then kilt not being thoroughly cleaned.
All hire wear should be properly cleaned between hires despite this virus! If you're looking at places that seem put out by the fact they have to clean kilts between hire I would go with someone else! You wouldn't stay in a hotel where they don't clean the sheets between guests 🤢🤢
I’m a little concerned that he was happy to wear a kilt without underwear that possibly hadn’t been cleaned properly and been on someone else’s junk pre COVID.. but not now? 😂
Anytime we have hired kilts they have been cleaned first. The hire also stipulates underwear must be worn. Tell him to wear underwear, it's only one day
When are you due to be married? No weddings aloud as yet..
I think it’s ridiculous, I’m all for helping stop spreading the virus, most can be done with hand sanitizer before you enter anywhere.
It seems to me that general public are the most restricted, unless you are in TV making programs, horse racing, or anything else apparently acceptable unless you general public trying to see family.
If the risk is there it should be across the board, not one rule for one...