The Original Hose Toppers Modern And Traditional Kilt Wearer

By: Big Mikey Originals  09-12-2011
Keywords: Kilt Hose, Kilt Outfit

What are the Original Hose Toppers?

The Original Hose Toppers are knitted cuffs that are simply slid up the leg to the top of the hose to add a unique and distinctive look to any kilt outfit.

Where did they come from ?

This particular design was conceived and designed by Mike Cawthra of Langley, BC. Kilt hose with fancy cuffs have been around for many, many years. There are other garments called “hose tops” that are basically a sock with no foot. The Original Hose Toppers came about as a more economical way to achieve the dressy look of other options.

How are they made?

Each pair of Original Hose Toppers is hand knit using a yarn that is 80% acrylic, 20% wool.

YOU can design your own pair or have a pair made from one of our patterns. With over 21 colours to choose from, we can match most tartans or solid colour kilts or you can choose to go with a contrasting pattern. The choice is yours.

Why should I buy Original Hose Toppers?

Fancy cuff hose, diced hose or argyle hose can be rather expensive, from $100 to $200 a pair. If you own one pair of neutral hose, for example oatmeal or grey, you can have a pair of Original Hose Toppers to match each of your kilts.

Let's do some math. If you own four kilts and were to buy four pair of argyle hose to match at an average price of $135, you would spend $540.

If you were to buy one pair of oatmeal hose and four pair of Original Hose Toppers you would save over $400!

So, can we make a pair of Original Hose Toppers for you?

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Kilt Hose, Kilt Outfit

Contact Big Mikey Originals

Email - none provided

Print this page

Other products and services from Big Mikey Originals


Web Store Modern And Traditional Kilt Wearer

The advantage to using traditional garter ties is that after prolonged wear, you won't experience the “strangled” feeling that may result from wearing elastic. Big Mikey Originals garter ties are available in two sizes, small for a 13 inch to 15 inch calf and regular for a 16 inch to 19 inch calf. If you order garter ties to match your Original Hose Toppers, you can be certain the colours will match.


Beanies To Match Your Tartan Modern And Traditional Kilt Wearer

They are made with the same yarn we use for all our knitted goods and so will match your Original Hose Toppers and your traditional garter ties. Commonly referred to as toques, a tartan beanie will keep you warm on those blustery winter days while also complimenting your kilt. These are a quintessential Canadian item.


From the Earth Kilt Pins Modern And Traditional Kilt Wearer

We get them in from time to time and we think they look great on any kilt, tartan or solid colour. They are polished with a high grade carnuba wax and a pin is epoxied to the back. We also have tumble polished river stones that are finished the same way. These kilt pins are made from genuine BC jade.