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Kilts Anyone

Tue May 15, 2012 6:16 pm

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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Tue May 15, 2012 6:39 pm

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
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Tue May 15, 2012 7:10 pm

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.

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RE: Kilts Anyone

Tue May 15, 2012 8:45 pm

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.
 
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Tue May 15, 2012 10:14 pm

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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Tue May 15, 2012 11:16 pm

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.
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Tue May 15, 2012 11:19 pm

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.  

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Wed May 16, 2012 12:04 am

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

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Wed May 16, 2012 12:46 am

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

Enjoyed those, did you?
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Wed May 16, 2012 1:09 am

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

Enjoyed those, did you?

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Wed May 16, 2012 4:17 am

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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Wed May 16, 2012 4:51 pm

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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Wed May 16, 2012 8:23 pm

Yes, one day I will get one made up for me in my clan tartan. They're effin expensive to do it properly tho..
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Wed May 16, 2012 11:21 pm

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.
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Thu May 17, 2012 5:09 am

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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Thu May 17, 2012 5:34 pm

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.
 
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Fri May 18, 2012 4:35 am

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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Tue May 22, 2012 4:46 am

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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Tue May 22, 2012 8:43 am

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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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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Tue May 22, 2012 7:39 pm

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

It's been many hundreds of years since Scotland had an army  
 
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Tue May 22, 2012 10:42 pm

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?  
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Wed May 23, 2012 8:37 am

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
 
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Wed May 23, 2012 3:17 pm

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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Sat May 26, 2012 12:54 am

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 21):

Ah! I see you found the Scottish Army!

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RE: Kilts Anyone

Sat May 26, 2012 7:42 am

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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Sat May 26, 2012 4:54 pm

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]
 
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Sun May 27, 2012 7:56 am

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.

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Sun May 27, 2012 6:39 pm

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.
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RE: Kilts Anyone

Sun May 27, 2012 6:46 pm

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.
 
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Sun May 27, 2012 7:10 pm

It's been a while since I wore a kilt....

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