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User currently onlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7146 posts, RR: 3
Posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2520 times:

To kilt or not to kilt, my wife would like me to get one, has anyone here got one that isn't Scottish? My family are all Scottish on both sides, the only non Scottish ancestor I have is an Australian great grandmother (I know it's a terrible cross to bear). I have no problem wearing a kilt, I'm just wondering if it's appropriate to wear one if you're not Scottish?

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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19419 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2512 times:

Quoting KiwiRob (Thread starter):
my wife would like me to get one,

Easier access?   

Quoting KiwiRob (Thread starter):
I have no problem wearing a kilt, I'm just wondering if it's appropriate to wear one if you're not Scottish?

I dunno. NZ is a free country, so who's to say you can't? Have you ever looked into a utilikilt? www.utilikilts.com


User currently offlineflipdewaf From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 1562 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2486 times:
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I don't see why not, although you shouldn't wear it to a wedding. People all of a sudden claiming they are Scottish just for a wedding is nearly as annoying as Americans endlessly claiming they are Irish.

Fred


User currently onlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7146 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2453 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 1):
Easier access?

I wish, like most Norwegian women my wife has a bunad, since I refuse to buy one she thinks that since I'm of Scots descent I should get a kilt instead.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0kuEcm78DOA/TdQZH8HQhfI/AAAAAAAABJQ/X0tmJu4TNiw/s1600/bunad_montasje_1137139c.jpg

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 1):
I dunno. NZ is a free country, so who's to say you can't? Have you ever looked into a utilikilt?

My Estonian builder was wearing one of those last summer.

Quoting flipdewaf (Reply 2):
People all of a sudden claiming they are Scottish just for a wedding is nearly as annoying as Americans endlessly claiming they are Irish.

I wouldn't wear one to a wedding, and I don't get why Americans like to think they are XXX-American either.


User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3003 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

I bought one back in 2005 when I was in London, but it's still hanging in my closet. I might wear it for next Halloween...I don't think Puerto Ricans are ready to see a guy walking around in a kilt, though for a couple of $$$ I might wear it to college  


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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19419 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2404 times:

Can I just say that I should be congratulated on my restraint in this thread?

If you're wondering why, Google Image Search: "Hot Men in Kilts."

Yes, I could have plastered them all over the place in here... but I didn't.


User currently offlinemariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25013 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2401 times:
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Quoting KiwiRob (Thread starter):
I have no problem wearing a kilt, I'm just wondering if it's appropriate to wear one if you're not Scottish?

I'm not Scottish but I wore a kilt in Scotland when I was working in Pitlochry - they found a tartan for me.

It's a long time ago but I remember it as one of the most comfortable things I've ever worn - and certainly the sexist.  

mariner



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User currently offlineakiss20 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 604 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2382 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 5):
Yes, I could have plastered them all over the place in here... but I didn't.

Can't be said for your Facebook feed   



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19419 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2369 times:

Quoting akiss20 (Reply 7):
Can't be said for your Facebook feed

Enjoyed those, did you?


User currently offlineakiss20 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 604 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2358 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 8):
Quoting akiss20 (Reply 7):
Can't be said for your Facebook feed

Enjoyed those, did you?

We both know we have relatively different tastes in men 



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User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11534 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 5):
Yes, I could have plastered them all over the place in here... but I didn't.

Mmmm... redheads in kilts....

Anyway...

I own three kilts. I am half Irish. I don't think it matters what your ancestry is. I like wearing them. If you want one, get one.



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User currently offlinecanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2839 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2203 times:

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 3):
My Estonian builder was wearing one of those last summer.

There's a business here in Seattle I drive by frequently called "Men in Kilts" that do home repair and amongst other things...gutter cleaning. The last thing I want is a guy up a ladder cleaning my gutters in a utilikilt.

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 5):
Can I just say that I should be congratulated on my restraint in this thread?

I can give you their number if you need any roof repairs done  



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User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7172 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2173 times:

Yes, one day I will get one made up for me in my clan tartan. They're effin expensive to do it properly tho..

User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19419 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2151 times:

Quoting canoecarrier (Reply 11):
I can give you their number if you need any roof repairs done

  

Has anyone ever seen the hidden camera show where there's a hot guy in a kilt who needs to climb up on a ladder to mount a banner for a Scottish Cultural Festival or something like that? The set-up is that he stops female passers-by and asks them to hold the ladder while he climbs up it to do whatever it is he needs to do up there. The hidden camera is right at eye level on the other side of the ladder so you can see the faces of the women who are helping hold the ladder still.

Well, they don't tell you whether he's wearing anything under the kilt, but the expressions on the womens' faces tell enough. I've tried to find it on YouTube, but I can't seem to. It's one of the funniest hidden camera gags I've ever seen.


User currently offlineBOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2109 times:

I'm three-eighths Irish and have some Scottish ancestry as well, so I would like one myself. Especially around St. Patrick's Day.


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User currently onlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7146 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2037 times:

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 12):
They're effin expensive to do it properly tho..

About 750 pounds is what I've been quoted. Cheap compared to the national dress my wife owns, that cost around 4500 pounds.


User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1992 times:

Quoting KiwiRob (Thread starter):

I hope your wife is a loving, sweet and affectionate woman. I don't gender bend. WEaring a kilt (to me a skirt is doing such a thing) I'd feel like one of the hippos in Fantasia wearing that tutu.



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User currently offlineyodobashi From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2007, 233 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

A small story from a works Christmas night out; my friend was wearing a kilt (and nothing underneath as proved when someone decided to use their mobile phone camera to find out ....)

It was snowing and I couldn't resist. We were between bars and I was following Ross up the street. Stooped down, scooped a handful of snow and straight up the kilt from behind onto his bits .... glad he saw the funny side, along with the 20 odd others with us!!!

Funny as hell and still reminisced about to this day!



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User currently offlineFlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1985 posts, RR: 25
Reply 18, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1858 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 13):
Well, they don't tell you whether he's wearing anything under the kilt, but the expressions on the womens' faces tell enough. I've tried to find it on YouTube, but I can't seem to. It's one of the funniest hidden camera gags I've ever seen.

Yeah I remember that one before. Yeah it should be somewhere in youtube.


A present for you - doclighting

I'm not sure you have seen a popular photo from Hong Kong. It's real! Maybe you can find it in google website.

When the scottish army lowered the flag (that was before China took over Hong Kong), suddenly the wind blew his kilt. Ouch! Then lots of people could see his clearly visible butt and then *flash* a photo. One of his colleagues in this photo was trying to stop laughing but failed.....



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User currently onlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7146 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1834 times:

Quoting FlyboyOz (Reply 18):
When the scottish army lowered the flag

It's been many hundreds of years since Scotland had an army  


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19419 posts, RR: 58
Reply 20, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1815 times:

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 19):
It's been many hundreds of years since Scotland had an army

You've never run into a gaggle of Scotsmen leaving a bar, have you?  


User currently onlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7146 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1780 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 20):
You've never run into a gaggle of Scotsmen leaving a bar, have you?

http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00766/SNA2708Z5-682_766323a.jpg


User currently offlineALTF4 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 1209 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

I have several. I used to make money wearing them... well, wearing them and playing a certain instrument (and no, it doesn't sound like a sick cat when I play). If you get one, get a good quality one. Expect to pay $450 or more, USD. The cheaper ones just don't cut it.

I don't wear it in public unless I'm playing for a wedding or a funeral. Although, there is somebody who wears one to work every day where I work in a Fortune 50 HQ.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19419 posts, RR: 58
Reply 23, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1691 times:

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 21):

Ah! I see you found the Scottish Army!



User currently offlinekiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8544 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (2 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1645 times:
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I have to admit that a kilt is one of those things I intend to arrange one day.I had to hire one a few days ago for my mother's funeral and was quite jealous of my brother who has his own. At least he was in the correct tartan, I had to make do with a close match from the hire range.


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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13170 posts, RR: 77
Reply 25, posted (2 years 2 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1614 times:

The Kilt, as worn by Scottish regiments, was an example of psychological warfare.
Who, in the far flung reaches of Empire, would dare to take on men who would wear nothing under them in even poor weather conditions? Much less go into battle so unencumbered?

As we see here, about 7.30 mins in;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxX7YW_97QU

[Edited 2012-05-26 10:32:34]

User currently offlineFlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1985 posts, RR: 25
Reply 26, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1560 times:

Wow that's odd, army uniform doesn't match to the colorful Kilts! lol Wait... I think some aussie army did wear kilts (cos of his family culture) when there's a special occasion party.

Doclighting....Have you found it yet?



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19419 posts, RR: 58
Reply 27, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1527 times:

I'm able to find a different one, but not the one with the hot guy, and that one is my favorite not only because he's hot but because the women have absolutely the BEST facial expressions.

User currently onlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7146 posts, RR: 3
Reply 28, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1523 times:

Quoting FlyboyOz (Reply 26):
I think some aussie army did wear kilts

Alpha Company, of the 2/17 Battalion, the Royal NSW Regiment does wear the kilt, bonnet and hackle.


User currently offlineandz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8443 posts, RR: 10
Reply 29, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1518 times:
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It's been a while since I wore a kilt....




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User currently offlineFlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1985 posts, RR: 25
Reply 30, posted (2 years 2 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1479 times:

ah ok i see doclighting....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx-4Llb56Y4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1fLPTBgyg8

Enjoy it!  



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