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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Québécois Kilts

Bryant Johnson's Scottish kilt shop in Montreal has thrived for 60 years—despite being located in Montreal.

"A lot of my contemporaries in Toronto say, 'How does a guy sell kilts in Montreal?'" Johnson, the proprietor and son in Chas Johnson and Son, told Canadian Press.
"The truth is that there's a lot of French-Canadians who have Scottish heritage going back to the Hudson's Bay Company," Johnson said in a recent interview.
"They don't speak English, but they'll be walking by the door and they'll see scarves with their name on it," Johnson said.

"They'll come in, make inquiries, and go home to La Tuque or whatever. But they always come back." [Link]

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