The rule that Scotsmen should not wear tartan south of the border has been relaxed over the last few decades. Nowadays it is most acceptable to wear tartan, but wearing a kilt when there is no Scottish (or Gaelic) connection might be seen as a rather pretentious gesture.
- The groom may wear his own tartan - modern, ancient or dress.
- The kilt is accompanied by either a short tweed 'day' jacket and matching tweed waistcoat worn with a plain shirt and tie, or a Kenmore velvet jacket and jabot.
- Kilt hose (never white or cream), garter flashes and Sgian Dubh (the dagger) are also worn.
- The type of jacket dictates the type of sporran to be worn: a leather day sporran sits with the tweed jacket and a dress sporran (probably decorated with fur) accompanies the velvet jacket.
- The other option is to wear tartan trews with a morning coat.