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Old 04-21-2006, 10:05 PM   #1
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Default Glengarry's torrie - red or black?

I'm curious. What are people's take on the color of the torrie on top of their glengarry . . . do you like red? Or do you like black? And why?

I think I'm partial to black—I mean if you are going to wear a hat with a little pom-pom on top, why make it stand out? How about a discreet camouflaged one instead?

That's not to say that that one can be very discreet anyway standing in line at McDonald's wearing a kilt . . . you might as well make it red!

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Old 04-21-2006, 11:39 PM   #2
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Default Re: Glengarry's torrie - red or black?

I say go with red!!!! stand out! be noticed! but then that's my motto with most things anyway.
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Old 04-22-2006, 06:17 AM   #3
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I say go with red!!!! stand out! be noticed! but then that's my motto with most things anyway.
.....Said the little D/M in the red poof ball hat!


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Old 04-22-2006, 07:34 AM   #4
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Default Re: Glengarry's torrie - red or black?

The Torrie, puff ball, pom pom, poof ball, poof'ter or whatever one might call it should be red.

Going to the extra measure to disguise it by making a black one is a few extra steps than necessary. IF you are trying to hide it, just take it off... and go no further with the DIY project.

For me, the Cockade is first priority of things to change. After some other color or combination of color Cockade is installed.. then go nuts make a torrie any color (or combination of colors) that you fancy and whipsitch it on there.
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Old 04-22-2006, 07:47 AM   #5
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Default Re: Glengarry's torrie - red or black?

One of my bandmates has a GG with a dark green torrie, to blend with his Gordon kilt and tie.
The band tartan is the Cunningham (red, black and white as our State flag) so we use red torries.

Now I have a question on glengarries - I heard many, many times that the piping corps should wear a plain (usually black) one, while the diced version should be kept for the drum corps alone. Is that reliable??

I've been seeing throughout the years many pipers wearing the dice and am thinking of getting one myself...

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Old 04-22-2006, 08:02 AM   #6
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In our band, the pipers wear the plain, or black and the drummers wear the diced.

We piper already stand out enough; let the drummers have a little visual show.
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Green. Dark green. But then again we're an Irish band.

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Old 04-22-2006, 10:32 AM   #8
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Ours are light blue. Air Force band.
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Old 04-22-2006, 10:32 AM   #9
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Just had to look at mine its red on one GG black on the other

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I remove the toories from all of our Glengarries.

No one in the band is allowed to wear either a whig or a toorie.....
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