The "auld alliance" that links Scotland and France was given renewed emphasis when the organisers of the recent New Sehm menswear show in Paris decided to dress the male members of its meeters and greeters team in tartan kilts. They were provided by courtesy of the house of Ald Kiltmakers, a company that has been kitting out men in skirts for over forty years and which now exports their quintessentially Scottish products worldwide.