Kilts

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  1. TheDemonDzko

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    So... I have been debating wearing kilts now. Question... is it normal? Or... Does anybody else do it?
     
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    On the rare occasion I see someone in a kilt, all I think is "attention whore." Unless it's ceremonial, there's no reason for it. I doubt modern day Scots even wear them.
     
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    Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's tradition in Scotland for men to wear kilts on certain occasions such as weddings or funerals. It's not something you'd wear everyday though.
     
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    Dude, you live in the States. Expect to be catcalled and derided everywhere your kilt-wearing self goes.
     
  5. TheDemonDzko

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    Well, the thing to bare in mind though is... I live in Vegas so... I'm hoping that the culture shock isn't -that- bad.
     
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    You have a point. :lol 
     
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    While it's true people wear kilts for weddings/funerals and the likes I sometimes see people just wearing them for a nice night out, normally to a fancy dinner or maybe some sort of grad ball.

    If there's a football or rugby game on then yes, there'll be guys in kilts.

    So in short, we only wear them for special occasions and even then it's mostly for tradition. Although, the few times I have worn a kilt I could totally see myself just wearing one out and about now and then. Especially to music festivals.....breezy and all that.

    If you're going to wear a kilt don't make the horrible mistake of wearing it too low otherwise it'll really look just like a skirt. There's the kneeling test. Kneel down while wearing it. The hem should just JUST touch the ground and no more. Also remember it's worn pretty high over your waistband if you keep finding it to be too long. You may already know all this but it's something I see too often when guys over here wear a kilt and just look like a fanny.
     
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    I've got a kilt somewhere. We've got a bit of Scots in the family line and I think I was given it by a grandfather or uncle or something when I was a nipper. I can only vaguely remember the last time I wore it, for some big family event back when I still spoke to my extended family. I did take the opportunity to do the thing of not having underwear on beneath though. Breezy. Also you wear a kilt and strangely everyone tries to see what you've got underneath it. My wang got a good showing that day. :p 
     
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    Depends, are you a catholic schoolgirl?


    But seriously it's not normal in public, though it is becoming more and more prevalent at formal occassions (if you're actually of scottish ancestry or a member of the Canadian military).
     
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    I have seen once an episode of Sliders where Gary Chalk plays a police officer and they all wear kilts. Wow, it was disturbing and I couldn't take them serious. I know a kilt is not a skirt. But... it still looks like a skirt and basically is...

    On the other hand... this is just what we are used to see. If everyone always wore skirts, then no one would look at you crazy.

    I personally would feel too naked in a kilt.
     
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    I would never wear one for just a normal day out, but I wouldn't mind owning one for super special occasions. Though, to get a proper one with my Family/Clans Tartan is really quite expensive... yes, my roots are primarily Scottish. :p 

    BTW, yesterday in the freezing rain, there was a man outside, in his kilt, playing Bagpipes for everyone to hear. He is a true man! *manly tear & a salute*

    Speaking of Bagpipes, I really want to learn them >.>
     
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    Unless you're Scottish and it's an occassion that warrants wearing a kilt, you'll look like a d-bag.
     
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    Not if he happens to meet a pasty girl that's into a dude with long hair and a penchant for imitating Scots. Trust me, they exist. You can typically find them at Hot Topic, Renn Faire, and/or anywhere Johnny Depp fans congregate.
     
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    Apparently, it's fashionable nowadays. If you're comfortable in it why not? Just don't get mad if a passerby cracks a joke or two. It also depends how you carry yourself never the clothes you wear.
     
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    This. Scots in the British army don't even wear them to battle any more.
     
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    I wear mine every once in awhile, it's actually quite comfortable. Although if you care what people think about you, it tends not to be the best thing to wear, what with people attempting to make fun of you, and thinking that you're either an attention-whore or a douchebag just for wearing something.
     
  17. TheDemonDzko

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    =P Celtic, Scottish. I think i'm safe.
     
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    And if you don't wear something, they get even more upset. There is no pleasing some people...
     
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    Sportkilt.com is a great source for kilts and accessories.

    I don't wear mine just on some random day, but for "special" occassions. Though sometimes the "special" occassion is just my fellow kilt-owning friends and myself deciding to wear them on a little pub crawl or something.

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    Yep, that's why in cases like this it's best just to wear something you like.

    Dzko, If you like kilts, I'd say get one. :D 
     

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