KiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 6666 posts, RR: 3 Posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2467 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?
flipdewaf From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 1550 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2433 times:
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.
einsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 2678 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2371 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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canoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2150 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
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.
yodobashi From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2007, 227 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (1 year 11 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1829 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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FlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1974 posts, RR: 26
Reply 18, posted (1 year 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1805 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.
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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.....
ALTF4 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 1199 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (1 year 11 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1692 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.
The above post is my opinion. Don't like it? Don't read it.
kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8492 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1592 times:
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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GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13046 posts, RR: 78
Reply 25, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1561 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?