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I Wear a Kilt

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    Solo Kilting at an English Wedding.

    I was at wedding down in England a few weeks back, and as usual at any wedding, I was wearing my kilt (Weathered MacRae, with a charcoal crail jacket, waistcoat, white shirt, silver tie, grey formal sporran, grey socks and black ghillies on this occasion, for anyone interested...
    IronBrewed IronBrewed 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 31

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    Kilted heaven. A dinner dance with nearly all

    the men (90% anyway) dressed in kilts, most of the rest in tartan breeks. None of the unwanted attention you get when you're in the minority. Thoroughly enjoyed.
    malizz malizz 66-70, M 2 Responses Feb 26

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    Airport

    While waiting at airport for my flight to be called I observed a man sitting opposite staring at my legs so I decided to have a bit of fun I opened my legs a little and saw he was getting a bit exited so I showed a bit more leg as I was getting ready to get up I opened my legs he...
    JAGGYTHISTLE JAGGYTHISTLE 66-70, M 3 Responses Jul 22, 2013

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    Real Men Wear Kilts

    My Father-in-law was the site manger for the Arizona Ren Faire and I wanted to work out there because I thought it'd be fun and I could use the extra $. They require you to dress in costume and I was looking for a kilt and stumbled on the Utilikilt website, I thought they were...
    Ubersearch Ubersearch 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 23, 2007

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    Clan Farquharson

    My full name is Graham Scott Farquhar. Now, only one of those is particularly relevant, but if I chose to, I could lay claim to three separate tartans. It's the Clan Farquharson tartan that is most appropriate, though. I like this tartan a lot. And I think I look good in it...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet 41-45, M 15 Responses Sep 28, 2010

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    Knickers In The Sporran

    The sporran is normally a place for wallets hipflasks and phones, I was later to find it had a different purpose as an underwear locker. I began the evening with the knickers on thinking I was sparing the blushes of the fairer sex in our company that evening. I was young and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 15, 2012

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    Andy Murray - True Scotsman?

    Looks like Andy is making a good job of stringing the media along, unlike some other celebrities who are only too ready to publicise what they are or are not wearing. I have to say though that if his brother got him into undies, he is not very likely to prevail over his head...
    malizz malizz 66-70, M 3 Responses Jan 28

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    Why/when The Kilt Became Scotland’s National Dress – Part 2

    So, are the so-called “purists” correct when they assert that as the kilt was only worn by Highlanders then it has no right to be called Scotland’s national dress? Absolutely not, and such thinking actually only demonstrates a lack of knowledge/understanding of the socio...
    tartanpleats tartanpleats 61-65, M 6 Responses Jun 25, 2012

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    Canadian soldier's funeral - Without wishing to

    detract in the slightest from the solemnity (or sadness) of the occasion, just wondered whether anyone else thought that the tall pallbearer at the back was wearing what appeared to be, even by army standards, a noticeably short kilt.
    tartanpleats tartanpleats 61-65, M 1 Response Oct 25, 2014

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    Hillwalking

    I was brought up by  energetic parents. I climbed Ben Wyvis (easter Ross-shire) when I was 4. Six years later I accompanied my family to the summit of Ben Nevis. Short of the summit (in the normal thick mist) we passed a group of students, One bearded member of the...
    obcar13 obcar13 51-55, M 13 Responses Oct 7, 2010

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    A nasty case... http://www.

    thecourier.co.uk/news/local/dundee/dundee-taxi-driver-stuck-his-hand-up-passenger-s-kilt-1.630728?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed
    malizz malizz 66-70, M 3 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    The old days - had a get-together with a few

    old friends at the weekend (all getting older and, sadly, fewer). As is usual on these occasions, once we had brought each other up to date with recent events the talk turned to reminiscing about our scouting days - we were together in the same scout group. However, on this...
    tartanpleats tartanpleats 61-65, M 1 Response Mar 2

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    In the fair city of Perth the other day,

    I was passed by a kilted cyclist. Not that cycling in a kilt is all that unusual and indeed I have done a fair amount of that - no, what was odd was that rather than sitting on his kilt the saddle was underneath so that the kilt hung down all round. Now I learned through...
    tartanpleats tartanpleats 61-65, M 4 Responses Jan 8

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    Windy Stirling Castle - was at Stirling Castle

    yesterday and spotted a "mature" gent (ie my age!) in a very nice MacDonald Of The Isles tartan kilt giving a masterful demonstration of how to cope with a billowing kilt in the gusting wind - well done sir, although the usual suspects (camera wielding Japanese tourists) did...
    tartanpleats tartanpleats 61-65, M 2 Responses Nov 2, 2014

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    Burn's Night. We went to the same Burn's

    Supper as last year on Saturday evening, down here in Malton Yorkshire, and there were more kilts than ever. Even the hotel staff were very smartly kilted. An excellent evening was had by all there.
    Rasy Rasy 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 26

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    The Question - What Do You Wear Under A Kilt?

    This famous question is one which every boy and man who wears a kilt has to face. Many non kilt wearers also often ask this question to those of us who wear kilts. In another posting kiltpants asked for information regarding types of underwear worn with the kilt and the...
    highlander22 highlander22 56-60, M 70 Responses Nov 23, 2009

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    Spring has at long last sprung - the

    heavyweight kilt is off to the back of the wardrobe for its summer hibernation and the medium weight has emerged blinking in the sunshine! If the weather keeps warming up at this rate the light-medium summer kilt may make its first appearance of the year earlier than normal.
    tartanpleats tartanpleats 61-65, M 4 Responses Apr 9

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    Kilts In The Family

    I started wearing a kilt when my mother got married to my stepfather. About a month before the wedding he brought my first kilt over and showed my how to wear it. It was a little embarrassing at first. He was a traditional guy...so nothing under. I went out to show my mom and...
    jayk100 jayk100 36-40 4 Responses May 8, 2012

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    My Kilt, The Dilemma, Pants On Or Off

    I got the kilt on , the knee length socks , the sporran, the jumper, the heavy brogues, I was going on a ten mile walk in highland perthshire with some staff from the office, the kilt theme was mooted and the charity forms circulated, I sat in the cottage fingering the black...
    kiltysissy kiltysissy 46-50 6 Responses Jun 30, 2011

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    Solo kilting in England?

    What??! After the last post on the subject - my wife would have a fit. The cousin that inherited my school kilt is marrying for the third time in England. Neither of the previous two weddings were kilted, but there was a solitary kilt wearer from his wife's side at the latter...
    malizz malizz 66-70, M 2 Responses Feb 24

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    Touch not the cat bot a glove;

    so says my kilt pin. Not that I pay much attention to it. My cat turns into a vicious wild animal when I play with her before letting her out in the morning. No sympathy from the wife for any scratches as she says I annoy her (the cat, that is). Still it's not as bad as the...
    malizz malizz 66-70, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    And I thought I was good at tartans!

    In Edinburgh for the day to enjoy the festive atmosphere - spotted 3 kilts apart from the usual busking pipers (who were both well off key!). The first was in Princes Street but the kilt was sadly all but hidden under a long coat - with only about a quarter inch of kilt showing...
    tartanpleats tartanpleats 61-65, M 5 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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    Kilt To School

    When I was in primary school, I fell and tore my trousers. My mum sent me to school the next day with my kilt (that I wore to Sunday school etc) on with my uniform. The boys in the class took the mickey out of me for wearing a "skirt". Funny thing is they didn't say that when...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses May 21, 2012

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    Kilted New Year Looking forward to being

    kilted up tonight for Hogmanay. I'll be at a party in the run up to midnight where the dress code is "dress to impress" and specifies that the men are to wear kilts, so should be guaranteed to be plenty of tartan! After the fireworks, I'll be dressing down a bit from that more...
    IronBrewed IronBrewed 26-30, M 5 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Kilts abroad - Saw a little news snippet saying

    someone had been arrested in Moscow for wearing a kilt. The crime? Wearing a skirt in public! What's the Russian for "It's not a skirt, it's a kilt!"? Although the Russian authorities are notoriously homophobic, apparently he was part of a group participating in St Patrick's...
    tartanpleats tartanpleats 61-65, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    New Zealanders Get Something More To Gossip About

    I have just begun wearing my new kilt in New Zealand, for no other reason that it is my national dress and since I am a Scot I can hold my head high. Despite our Scottish roots, New Zealanders will do a double take. I have also had commendations from strangers. So far no trouble...
    Alexanderstreet Alexanderstreet 66-70, M 1 Response Nov 16, 2012

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    Getting it Right. The best bit of advice I

    ever received about the kilt was from a cousin of mine who is a soldier in the RRoS. I was asking some advice about wearing the kilt (actually, about what to wear under it...) and he said to me that even as a civilian Scot, I should treat the kilt as a uniform: if you wear it...
    IronBrewed IronBrewed 26-30, M 3 Responses May 31, 2014

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    Either I'm getting old

    and forgetful or wearing a kilt is becoming too much of a habit - several times now when wearing trousers I've forgotten to fasten the fly up! In the same way as once the kilt straps are fastened round the waist the kilt is on, I've fastened the waistband of the trousers...
    tartanpleats tartanpleats 61-65, M 6 Responses Jan 30

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    Hiking In A Kilt

    I got my first kilt about a year ago for hiking. Once I wore it on the trail, I never looked back. I now own 2 kilts, (one for hiking and one for more formal affairs). While I was on the trail to Half Dome in Yosemite, I passed a group of men filling their water bottles at a...
    kiltedhiker kiltedhiker 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 17, 2012

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    Crossword clue shocker.

    5 Down. Skirt's left in clothes (4). It's not 'kilt', surely. Dundee Courier, you should be ashamed of yourself.
    malizz malizz 66-70, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Funny Kilt Story

    I wear my kilt with pride! I was at a wedding recently and was wearing my kilt. I was at the bar getting another scotch and saw my sister-in-law (not her wedding, she's been part of the family for years) talking to some guy she hadn't seen in years. They had both been drinking...
    TomBombadill TomBombadill 31-35, M 6 Responses Nov 28, 2010

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    Wearing My Kilt

    I first wore a kilt when I was in the scouts, one of the scout leaders wore a kilt and he looked great in it, so I wanted one to wear, probably did not realise then that it was the gay part of me that attracted me to the scout leader. Soon my parents got me a kilt which I...
    eoghan99 eoghan99 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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    Kilted Soldiers

    Kilts have an incredibly strong military heritage, and there can be few things that fill most Scots with more pride than seeing our soldiers marching through the streets all dressed up in their dress uniforms and kilts. So I always think it's a real pity that when you see...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jun 7, 2012

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    Christmas Parties

    Christmas is here again and I remember getting dressed in my kilt for parties  the girls were dressed in there party frocks and the boys in suits or kilts I was always dressed to impress in my kilt. I was very self concious at the start of playing games as I was aware my...
    kilt1 kilt1 51-55, M 19 Responses Dec 10, 2010

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    Why/when The Kilt Became Scotland’s National Dress – Part 1

    In several contributions to the “Kilted Soldiers” story, it was suggested that historically the adoption of the kilt nationally had little legitimacy, and that is was only the actions of the Army culminating in the adoption of the kilt by the Royal Regiment of Scotland in 2...
    tartanpleats tartanpleats 61-65, M 8 Responses Jun 18, 2012

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    I have a running specific kilt,

    made from the fabric that running shorts are usually made of. It isn't long, comes down to just above knees. I usually wear it in the summer with nothing underneath when running. It is a lot cooler tan running in shorts when it is really hot out
    PHBalanced PHBalanced 46-50, M 5 Responses Feb 18

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    School And On

    I was brought up in the late 50s and through the 60s in Aberdeen. During that time I wore the kilt every day from about the age of 4. In those days you wore what your parents told you to. I was kilted in school every day along with 4, sometimes 5 other boys in a class (in Primary...
    Trewscotsman Trewscotsman 46-50, M 4 Responses Oct 3, 2012

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    Autumn is definitely here - the lighter weight

    summer kilts have been stored away at the back of the wardrobe and the medium weight is back out for it's second stint of the year!
    tartanpleats tartanpleats 61-65, M 9 Responses Oct 12, 2014

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    I've been censored by EP!

    Was idly reviewing one of my previous posts (My Kilted History Part 1A) and decided to make a minor improvement to the wording in one paragraph - only when I tried to post the modified version I got a message from EP that it violated community guidelines and had been removed...
    tartanpleats tartanpleats 61-65, M 3 Responses Mar 5

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    The Kilt

    I love wareing kilts   , I wanted one when I was younger but my parents would not get me one , I had a freind who wore kilts at home , I was also in the scouts where some of the scouts wore kilts. I prefer kilts to trowsers any day , if people ask me why do I wear a...
    discovery60 discovery60 46-50 3 Responses Jun 5, 2009

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    Christmas Night Out

    Well, the work Christmas night out has been arranged, so that's another excuse (not that I really need one) to get the kilt on. Can't wait.
    countzer0 countzer0 46-50, M 6 Responses Nov 14, 2013

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    Wearing a Kilt to the Office At the office I

    work at, there's a tradition that as a charity event for St Andrews Day and Burns Day (or, as for this year, the day after), some of the guys in the office wear their kilts to the office to raise money. This time round, nine of us took part, which represented all of the more...
    IronBrewed IronBrewed 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 8

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    Introduction to Kilt Wearing.

    I was introduced to wearing the kilt at a very early age but was about six years old when i was given my first kilt, a hand-me-down from an older sister. I was small as a child and hadn't  the bum to hold it up so my first kilt had a bodice fitted. This was the late 1940's...
    kilterjohnnie kilterjohnnie 66-70, M 14 Responses Mar 20, 2009

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    Happy New Year 2013

    I wish everyone a Happy Kilt Swinging New Year, and may it prove to be our best ever year!! Although it's great to see them worn at anytime, lets hope in 2013, , we see even more men wearing their kilts as normal wear and not only for special occasions. CHEERS!
    chanterone chanterone 66-70, M 7 Responses Dec 30, 2012

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    Kilt Walks - I see the Daily Record/Sunday Mail

    is taking over from the Sunday Post as the main Kilt Walk sponsor for 2015. The Post did a good job, but in terms of wider publicity coverage I would think it must be better having a daily rather than a weekly paper as the main sponsor. Perhaps the Record's photo editor may...
    scottishkilt scottishkilt 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    kiltedjessie kiltedjessie 70+, M 1 Response Feb 26

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