As the city swells in size over the next month, it seemed only fitting to introduce our comedic guests to some sharp Scottish dressing. Style expert Lynne McCrossan gives seven of this year’s hottest acts a traditional makeover with a twist
My main goal is to get people thinking about our incredible textile industry as a whole rather than pigeonholing us into Highland wear and kilts.
We have wonderful contemporary designers using traditional fabrics with flair, combine that with comedians and we have a style makeover made in heaven.
There was only one product I wanted to use that showcased all of this with ease. Shepherd’s Plaid. Steeped in over 200 years of history, this oversized scarf has gone through its own style evolution since the days of Sir Walter Scott championing it. It was a perfect match.
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What’s your performance style? Real. Honest. Hard hitting but cheeky.
What’s your personal style? Always have a bow in my hair for starters, that’s my thing! Printed tees and hightops. Always a hoodie. But because I’m skint I only have two and just rotate them.
Sarah is wearing: Moschino jumper, £465; DC Dalgliesh pink and red Shepherd’s Plaid, £195.
Sarah Callaghan’s debut hour Elephant will be at Pleasance Courtyard Bunker One at 5.15pm until August 30.
What’s your performance style? Simple. Nice plain tee with fresh jeans. I’ve thought about wearing buttoned shirts but I went to a private school, so never again.
What’s your personal style? Casual. Hooded sweatshirts and shorts. If I’m not gigging, I’ll always be in shorts. And for both, always a nice pair of Nikes.
Nick is wearing: Armani Jeans training trousers, £115; jumper, £130; Tiger leather jacket, £680; DC Dalgliesh Plaid, £195.
Nick Cody’s Beard Game Strong will be at Assembly George Square Studio 2 at 9.20pm until August 30.
What’s your performance style? Musical comedy for fans of hip hop and feminism.
Personal style? Adidas originals meets mum’s shrunken cashmere.
Jenny is wearing: Acne blue jacket from Harvey Nichols, £465; blue Shepherd’s Plaid, £195 from DC Dalgliesh.
Jenny Bede’s Don’t Look At Me will be at the Pleasance Courtyard, 3.30pm until August 30.
What’s your performance style? Twitchy chameleon with a hint of dad bod meets UK garage.
What’s your personal style? NuGeek meets health goth.
Damien is wearing: Black Douglas three-piece suit and DC Dalgliesh Plaid, £195.
Damien Slash’s Überman will be at Pleasance Courtyard Cellar at 5.45pm until August 30 (except August 17).
What’s your performance style? Suited and dapper on stage. Silly, smart and subversive.
What’s your personal style? Casual chic.
Tez is wearing: DC Dalgliesh Black Watch tartan suit and a green Shepherd’s Plaid, £195.
Tez Ilyas’ debut hour TEZ Talks will be at Pleasance Courtyard at 7.15pm until August 30.
What’s your performance style? Kind of like anecdotal, friendly, agitated and stressed. But all wrapped up in a bag of charm.
What’s your personal style? I don’t really have one. Its just clothes, isn’t it? Stuff men my age would wear whilst trying to look three years younger.
Andrew is wearing: Vivienne Westwood jacket, £790; and DC Dalgliesh Plaid, £195.
Andrew Ryan’s Perfectly Inadequate will be at Assembly George Square Studios at 7.50pm until August 30.
What’s your performance style? My performance style slides from slick and suave, to sweet and sympathetic, to scintillatingly strange.
What’s your personal style? I prefer to dress smartly, but as Nathan Lane says in The Birdcage: “One does want a hint of colour.”
Charles is wearing: Grey suit from Harvey Nichols – jacket, £360; trousers, £155; and jumper, £150. Green Shepherd’s Plaid from DC Dalgliesh, £195.
Charles Booth’s Deer in the Spotlights will be at Just the Tonic at The Mash House at 5.20pm until August 30.