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edited 25 September 2020 at 7:11PM in I wanna buy it or do it
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  • Browntoa
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    Many stories of perfectly decent looking pictures on Chinese websites turning up to be made if badly fitting thin nylon 
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    I don't think Chinese websites selling Chinese goods are known for their punctual delivery or the quality of their goods.
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    So just to clarify both of you have actually purchased a Kilt from AliBaba?
    I haven't I'm not brave enough to risk it. Go ahead if you want to though.
  • MovingForwards
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    Look on eBay, you can easily get UK based sellers listing kilts up to £25, there's several used ones listed. Then you can get the socks etc as separate items, again very cheap.

    I'm very cautious about buying clothes from China as the sizes do not tally with the sizes over here, quality is hit and miss.
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    Look on eBay, you can easily get UK based sellers listing kilts up to £25, there's several used ones listed. Then you can get the socks etc as separate items, again very cheap.
    Very much this, nothing beats a kilt with a story to tell, even if it is the wrong waist size an alteration would still be cheaper than buying new from abroad.
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    So just to clarify both of you have actually purchased a Kilt from AliBaba?
    You don't need the purchase to be a kilt to comment on the quality of clothing and the service generally, but if you're sceptical about the comments above, give it a go if the thing is cheap enough and there is plenty of time to source elsewhere if you need to. Although if anyone has purchased a kilt from Alibaba and can comment from an informed standpoint as to what arrived when, that would be ideal - I suspect it might be something of a niche purchase!
    Googling on your question might have been both quicker and easier, if you're only after simple facts rather than opinions!  
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    I can tell from my experience that in reality they do not look that nice. Of course, my case might have been not a usual one, but I would not risk it. 
  • MalMonroe
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    I know for many this might be considered sacrilege, I have 2 weddings to attend next year that are a month apart and as money is tight I was considering buying a full wedding kilt outfit from AliBaba as it would work out cheaper than hiring an outfit twice.   Visually they look nice, the tartan is made of a wool acrylic blend, I am looking for anyone who has actually bought this from AliBaba to share their opinions and experiences.
    But are you in the main wedding party? And are you either Scottish or Irish? If not, don't bother.

    A good quality kilt won't be cheap. You'd be better off just buying a nice suit for both weddings. Why hire? At least you could use a suit afterwards. How often will you be wanting to wear a kilt? If you ARE going to get a kilt, it's best not to get a cheap one or you'll just look cheap. 

    And of course all that's just my opinion but - why waste good money?
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