Michael got to meet up with Al Pacino backstage in VIP lounge after his stage performance Clyde

Auditorium in Glasgow on May 19.


To commemorate this appearance, Al Pacino’s first appearance in Scotland, Michael presented him with a waistcoat, scarves and a Lomond bunnet all made in the Italian National Tartan.

After listening to the Oscar winning actor talk about his incredible film career Michael engaged with him in conversation about their Italian roots and how his real name was Alfredo Pacino. Just like Paolo Nutini's father who was there with Michael.

Michael then explained about the story behind the Italian National Tartan and how he hoped it would be something all Italians across the globe would get involved with.


Al liked the tartan so much he immediately wrapped a scarf around his neck and wore it as he left. He even wore the scarf and bunnet on he plane to London.


Michael said it was a pleasure to meet him and said that the courtesy given to him by the great man and Jonathan Uda of S2BN Entertainment who ran the event was exceptional.

Clan Italia Collection  jacket made for Jim Kerr of Simple Minds gets an airing on TV


Simple Minds open BBC sports awards


Simple Minds performed at the 61st BBC Sports Personality of the Year in Glasgow on Sunday, 14 December 2014. Playing in their home town, the band, whose hits include Don't You (Forget About Me), Waterfront and Alive & Kicking, performed to a crowd of 12,000 at the SSE Hydro Arena to open the annual awards ceremony.


"It's a great honour to take part in the show; it's one of the most iconic programmes on television," Simple Minds front man Jim Kerr said.


"We are proud that the programme was in our home town and the fact that we were asked to play"



Simple Minds frontman Jim Kerr wearing Italian National tartan jacket
Clan Italia Collection Italian National Tartan jacket made for Jim Kerr of Simple Minds
Simple Minds frontman Jim Kerr wearing Italian National tartan jacket
Simple Minds frontman Jim Kerr wearing Italian National tartan jacket

Jim liked the Italian National Tartan jacket so much that he has had another one made in the Milan Club Scozia tartan and is wearing them both on stage throughout Simple Minds tour which started of in Lisbon on Saturday 7th February 2015.  Keep up with Simple Minds on tour here

Milan Club Scozia tartan jacket from the clan Italia Collection made for Jim Kerr of Simple Minds for their tour
Jim Kerr wearing Italian National Tartan jacket on Simple Minds tour in Lisbon

Andrea Bocelli was so pleased with the presentation of Italian National Tartan gifts that he wore a scarf and bow tie on stage right away when he performed at The Hydro, Glasgow in November 2013

Andrea Bocelli with choir on stage at Glasgow Hydro wearing Italian National Tartan scarf and Bow Tie in November 2013
Michael Lemetti presents Andrea Bocelli with Italian National Tartan waiscoat, scarf and bow tie backstage at Glasgow Hydro in Noember 2013
Michael Lemetti of Clan Italia with Andrea Bocelli in dressing room at Glasgow Hydro

Stirling Castle -



Italian/Canadian superstar Michael Bublé was given a warm welcome to Stirling Castle last month by one local Falkirk business. Clan Italia, founders and designers of the Italian National Tartan presented the star with his very own custom made kilt complete with sporran and kilt socks at the intimate gig last week; which was loved so much by the singer that he said he would like to wear it on stage at his Christmas Special on NBC television this year on Monday December 10th.


Clan Italia contacted Michael Bublé, performing alongside Kylie Minogue and Rod Stewart for a Christmas television special scheduled to be shown on ITV on 9th December, when they heard he would be gracing the stage at Stirling Castle.


Also of Italian descent, Clan Italia founder Michael Lemetti was resolute in his task of presenting his tartan gift to the singer – so much so that the custom made kilt was produced and delivered – all within three hours.


Managing Director Michael Lemetti said:

“Like myself, Michael is half Italian and when I heard he was coming to Stirling I was desperate to kit him out in his very own Italian National Tartan kilt. After numerous phone calls I managed to speak to the ITV production manager Chris, on the very morning of his performance to find out his waist size, and from there I had the kilt made within three hours thanks to the endeavours of Glen Isla Kilts


“When I turned up at Stirling Castle I was delighted with how well I was received, and was even ushered in to personally meet him. Michael was thrilled with the kilt, and has said that he wanted to wear it on stage in a Christmas special he is due to film in the coming weeks.


“To have an incredible artist like Michael Bublé rave about my tartan was a very proud moment, and it would be an honour and a tremendous thrill if he wore on stage in his Christmas Special on NBC.”


Michael would like to thank Chris for helping him meet Michael Bublé, all the team at Warner Music for arranging the meeting and all of their kindness, Glen Isla Kilts for turning around the Italian National kilt in record time and of course…  Michael Bublé for taking the time out of his busy schedule and for his extraordinary kindness.

Michael Lemetti in Italian National Tartan suit with Michael Buble after presentation at Stirling castle
Michael with son Gianni and Michael Buble

Michael Bublé said in an inerview with Holly Willoughby on the show:-


“A nice man named Michael, I don’t know what his last name is, but he made me the most beautiful kilt.. and I’m gonna wear it, when I come back and play here, for sure I’m gonna wear it.”

Antonio Carluccio talks with Michael Palin while holding Italian Tartan scarf in his left hand at his new book launch
Logan Smith and gorgeous young lady friend both dressed in the Italian National Tartan. Both in London for Carluccios new book launch

Antonio Carluccio's Book Launch

On the 25th September 2012 Clan Italia's managing director, Michael Lemetti, was a guest at the launch in london of Antonio Carluccio's book  A Recipe For Life.

He also took with him a pair of trousers made in the Italian National Tartan also a hat and scarf made in the same tartan for Antonio which he wears with pride.

We have put together a few photos from the event for you.

Mike Lemetti with Antonio Carluccio and Logan Smith of Horwood & Shaw at the launch of Carluccio's book A Recipe For Life on Sepember 25th 2012
Antonio Carluccio wearing Italian National Tartan trousers with Mike Lemetti in London while getting ready for his new book launch
Antonio Carluccio wears his Italian National Tartan hat while chatting to Mike Lemetti at the launch of his new book in London Sept 2012
Anna-Louise Naylor-Leyland, who is Antonio Carluccio's manager, with him at the launch of his new book A Recipe For Life
TV presenter Michael Underwood with Mike Lemetti and Logan Smith at Carluccios new book launch in London
Mike lemetti, Gianni Lemetti and Logan Smith of Horwood and Shaw pictured at the launch of Antonio Carluccios new book in London Sepember 2012
Clan Italia's Michael Lemetti and piper Nick McVicar at Visit Scotland's stand in Rome for the special showing of Disney Pixars Brave

Clan Italia to Provide Italian National Tartan kilts for Visit Scotland representatives to wear at the European Premiere of Disney/Pixar's BRAVE in Rome

ROME – The European premiere of Disney/Pixar’s latest production, Brave, will be among the centerpieces of this year’s edition of the Taormina Film Festival, organizers said.

Pixar's 'Brave' to Have European Premiere in Rome this September 4th

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