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Title: Kilt wearing
Post by: weazletoe on March 28, 2011, 06:42:04 PM
 It's tax return season. We are getting a pretty good return this year, so Holly gave me the green light to get a good kilt. In fact, she said she really doens not even mind if I wear it out. Don't get me wrong, I'm not into kilts just to be the "goofy guy". I honestly think they look cool, and are EXTREMLY comfortable. Once I get it, I do plan on wearing it, just as I would my jeans or anything else. The one I wear now is just pretty much for brew days. Holly made it for me a few years ago for a ren fair. It's nice, but could easily be mistaked for a Catghoilc school girl skirt.  :-[   
  I'm down to two cghoices. The one from Utilikilts. It costs 330$. I am having a hard time justifying that for a kilt. I havea ton of suits, and do not even pay that for them. I wait for a good sale. Found this other one on e-bay. It's similar. Not quite the quality, and it does not have the removable pockets, which would be great for all the flying I do. Just pop them off and place in the TSA bins. But that's a lot of coin.

http://www.utilikilts.com/company/products/kilts/survival/

http://cgi.ebay.com/Black-Utility-Modern-Kilt-Pre-Order-/180639128590?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item6fc39836da

Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: Beer Monger on March 28, 2011, 06:47:50 PM
Can someone explain to me the fascination with Kilts? 

If you aren't Scottish - should you really be wearing one?  I didn't think so - but many seem to be these days. 
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: weazletoe on March 28, 2011, 06:50:02 PM
A few years ago, I felt that way, but the more I look into the kilt culture, I feel that way less and less. I feel if I do ever run into a Scotsman, he would be proud that I am honering his culture by donning the kilt.

As far as the "fascination with kilts"...... Don;t knock it till you try it. Seriously. The comfort is unmatched. Summer time, no sweating, no chaffing. Nice cool breezes. Personally, I think they look cool as crap. And have you see4n the pockets on these things?!?! I dare you to find a pair of pants that will comfortably hold 20 bottles of beer!  ;D
  And, anytime I've wore my kilt out, I get nothing but positive comments on it. Not once have I taken any sort of crap for it. Nothing but high fives and fist bumps. Are they for everyone? No. It takes a certain guy to pull it off. But give it a go, and see for yourself.
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: euge on March 28, 2011, 07:30:45 PM
If you can afford it you should probably have one tailor-made.
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: weazletoe on March 28, 2011, 07:54:17 PM
And monkey's might fly outta my butt!!  ;D
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: maxieboy on March 28, 2011, 07:57:53 PM
And monkey's might fly outta my butt!!  ;D

No problem with a kilt, tailor made or not!  ;D
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: beersk on March 28, 2011, 08:45:47 PM
Yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeah, no.
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: hopfenundmalz on March 28, 2011, 09:30:59 PM
I have no fascination with kilts.

On the other hand, an authentic pair of Lederhosen is something that I do have a fascination with.  Add the full country mode look to it.  Yeah, I lived in Germany, so that is it.  Just big $.
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: jeffy on March 28, 2011, 09:37:17 PM
Anybody remember the Smothers Brothers?
I see by your outfit that you are a cowboy.
I see by your outfit that you're a cowboy, too.
We see by our outfits that we are both cowboys.
If you get an outfit you can be a cowboy, too.
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: tschmidlin on March 28, 2011, 10:28:54 PM
I have a utilikilt and love it, it is VERY comfortable.  But $330?  What the hell, mine was like 1/3 of that.  What is so special about the one you're looking at?
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: weazletoe on March 28, 2011, 10:41:10 PM
I am looking at the survivalist. There are cheaper ones they make, one for 200$. But ,I really like this one.
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: dannyjed on March 28, 2011, 10:44:47 PM
I bet you can't tell that I like kilts ;)
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: tschmidlin on March 28, 2011, 11:12:43 PM
I am looking at the survivalist. There are cheaper ones they make, one for 200$. But ,I really like this one.
Man, the price has really gone up!  I got them to rush mine in exchange for a keg of IPA for a party they were having (they were just down the street from me).
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: euge on March 29, 2011, 02:02:57 AM
The ebay jobbie for $60 iz more my speed. Otherwise I'd prolly go for the "original" but damn that's pricey! And it's basically tailored of you need it.

I like.  Will have to consider my neighbors watching me mowing the lawn in one. They're not as accepting down here. ;D
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: pfooti on March 29, 2011, 02:15:35 AM
That survival kilt looks fantastic. I might have to get one myself. Spendy, but hey- worth it. While the ebay kilt is a lot cheaper, it's a bid for a pre-order on a kilt from a random dude on the internet. Utilikilts have been around for quite some time, and seem a lot more trustworthy. Personally, I'd go UK.
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: weazletoe on March 29, 2011, 03:25:56 AM
That kilt is all over e-bay. I just grabbed the first link I saw. Think this is the direction I'm leaning. As much as I want the UK, that is a bunch of coin to spend on a man-skirt.  ;D
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: boulderbrewer on March 29, 2011, 05:22:24 AM
Funny! Very Funny! You da Man!!!!
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: phillamb168 on March 29, 2011, 06:57:35 AM
Can someone explain to me the fascination with Kilts? 

If you aren't Scottish - should you really be wearing one?  I didn't think so - but many seem to be these days. 

The same could be said for, say, bolo ties or Cowboy boots. If you aren't actually on a horse, you shouldn't be wearing them!
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: phillamb168 on March 29, 2011, 07:08:03 AM
If you can afford it you should probably have one tailor-made.

I got mine tailor-made from Rocky at USA Kilts. Highly, highly recommend him. But yeah, they're expensive. But you get the whole shebang (Prince Charlie outfit), it's what I got for my wedding: http://www.usakilts.com/store/premiumkilt2_packpage.php

Here's a few pics from our wedding.
(http://philliplamb.com/kilt2.jpg)
(http://philliplamb.com/kilt3.jpg)

Although I gotta say the piper beat me out for most outrageous kilt utilization:
(http://philliplamb.com/kilt4.jpg)
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: tschmidlin on March 29, 2011, 07:22:52 AM
I got mine tailor-made from Rocky at USA Kilts. Highly, highly recommend him. But yeah, they're expensive.
Uh, yeah.  Expensive.  But awesome too, some day I might have budget for that! ;D
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: phillamb168 on March 29, 2011, 10:31:08 AM
Also, funny story. Wore my kilt to a buddy's wedding in Chicago, afterwards we walked to Millennium Park to do photos and then lunch at the restaurant attached to the new wing of the Art Institute. To get to the restaurant you have to go up a foot bridge, and there's a security guard there. He made my buddy drink and throw away his water bottle for 'safety reasons.' I walked right past. As soon as we got in the restaurant, my buddy said, "Dude, he made me throw away a bottle of water but he let you just waltz right in with a friggin' knife in your sock and a flask of whisky in your sporran!"

Speaking of security theater, every time I go through an airport with my kilt (well, just the once actually) I pack it carry-on. Only time I took it with me, the TSA guy going through my luggage pulls my stuff aside for secondary screening, as soon as he sees the kilt and sporran he says, "hey, nice kilt!" And that's it, off to the gate. Again with liquor and sgian dubh.
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: gordonstrong on March 29, 2011, 12:12:01 PM
I dunno.  I think I'd want you wearing it on the plane.  Terrorist vs. dude in kilt.  My money's on the dude in kilt.  Ask the Roman Empire how that worked out.  Oh, that's right, they aren't around any more.

Nice weddings pics, btw.
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: bluesman on March 29, 2011, 12:33:07 PM
I got mine tailor-made from Rocky at USA Kilts. Highly, highly recommend him. But yeah, they're expensive. But you get the whole shebang (Prince Charlie outfit), it's what I got for my wedding: http://www.usakilts.com/store/premiumkilt2_packpage.php

Interesting how others perceptions can become skewed while wearing a kilt. Is it an intimidation factor?

Perhaps lifting the kilt would be pretty scary.  ;)

...oh and nice wedding shots.
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: phillamb168 on March 29, 2011, 12:33:42 PM
I dunno.  I think I'd want you wearing it on the plane.  Terrorist vs. dude in kilt.  My money's on the dude in kilt.  Ask the Roman Empire how that worked out.  Oh, that's right, they aren't around any more.

Ha! Exactly. I've got a weapon of mass destruction to show ya right heeeere, buddy!
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: phillamb168 on March 29, 2011, 12:36:12 PM

Interesting how others perceptions can become skewed while wearing a kilt. Is it an intimidation factor?


I'd like to think we have Braveheart to thank for that.
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: tschmidlin on March 29, 2011, 05:06:54 PM
Speaking of security theater, every time I go through an airport with my kilt (well, just the once actually) I pack it carry-on. Only time I took it with me, the TSA guy going through my luggage pulls my stuff aside for secondary screening, as soon as he sees the kilt and sporran he says, "hey, nice kilt!" And that's it, off to the gate. Again with liquor and sgian dubh.
Figures.  I had a bottle opener confiscated at the airport in Denver because it had that little 1 inch blade that you use to scrape the wax off of the bottle.  Ridiculous.  There are more dangerous things already on the plane.
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: euge on March 29, 2011, 05:35:32 PM
I'd put my money on the guy in a kilt too... A bottle opener? You could mess someone up with a pencil or magazine ala Jason Bourne style easier than that tiny dull blade.
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: akr71 on March 29, 2011, 05:45:01 PM
Considering I live in 'New Scotland' I'm fine with the kilt.  I wanted to wear one at my own wedding, but didn't for 2 reasons:
1) the price
2) it was much easier to do nothing and let my wife plan everything  ;)
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: ccarlson on March 29, 2011, 07:31:02 PM
One man's kilt is another man's dress.  ;D
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: Beer Monger on March 29, 2011, 07:36:01 PM
One man's kilt is another man's dress.  ;D
There's a guy in my office who wore kilts for years. When he turned 40 he said screw it.

Now, he wears skirts - with blouses (with a stuffed bra), nylons and painted nails (hot pink is one of his favorite colors to use) every day.  But he is not effeminate.  He's not trying to look like a woman.  Apparently, he just prefers women's clothes/fashions and decided he didn't care what anyone thought anymore.

We're all used to it in the office, but I can imagine what visitors who see him must think...   lol
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: MrNate on March 30, 2011, 01:16:15 AM
http://theoatmeal.com/blog/utilikilt

That is all.
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: dano14041 on March 30, 2011, 01:22:57 AM
I am with you Weaz. There is nothing like wearing a kilt!
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: oscarvan on March 30, 2011, 02:16:02 AM
I'm open to suggestions, and damn the neighbors. What I want to know, is: How is it crawling in and out of a truck bed with these things, or up on a roof?.... I'll stick with baggy shorts.
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: bluesman on March 30, 2011, 02:25:35 AM
I'm open to suggestions, and damn the neighbors. What I want to know, is: How is it crawling in and out of a truck bed with these things, or up on a roof?.... I'll stick with baggy shorts.

Uhhh...bad visual.  ;D
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: weazletoe on March 30, 2011, 02:31:42 AM
How is it crawling in and out of a truck bed with these things, or up on a roof?.... I'll stick with baggy shorts.

 Anytime someones complains to me I tell them "Nothing you haven't seen before. Just more of it."   ;D
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: oscarvan on March 30, 2011, 02:34:25 AM
Not worried about flashing, I'm talking about crashing!
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: tschmidlin on March 30, 2011, 05:52:16 AM
One man's kilt is another man's dress.  ;D
There's a guy in my office who wore kilts for years. When he turned 40 he said screw it.

Now, he wears skirts - with blouses (with a stuffed bra), nylons and painted nails (hot pink is one of his favorite colors to use) every day.  But he is not effeminate.  He's not trying to look like a woman.  Apparently, he just prefers women's clothes/fashions and decided he didn't care what anyone thought anymore.

We're all used to it in the office, but I can imagine what visitors who see him must think...   lol
Does he have facial hair?
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: euge on March 30, 2011, 05:57:56 AM
http://theoatmeal.com/blog/utilikilt

That is all.

That artist is so funny I never get sick of it. I'd just post that comic but you must explore...
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: Beer Monger on March 30, 2011, 01:14:22 PM
One man's kilt is another man's dress.  ;D
There's a guy in my office who wore kilts for years. When he turned 40 he said screw it.

Now, he wears skirts - with blouses (with a stuffed bra), nylons and painted nails (hot pink is one of his favorite colors to use) every day.  But he is not effeminate.  He's not trying to look like a woman.  Apparently, he just prefers women's clothes/fashions and decided he didn't care what anyone thought anymore.

We're all used to it in the office, but I can imagine what visitors who see him must think...   lol
Does he have facial hair?
No, he doesn't.  Here's a pic of him from his kilt/pre-skirt & bra wearing days (waist up shot though):
(Pic removed - don't want that to come back & bite me!  lol)
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: euge on March 30, 2011, 05:04:55 PM
Ok I can see wearing a blouse and skirt for comfort. But a padded bra? Even women complain about them. The dude's a transvestite. Maybe not gay, but definitely a transvestite.
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: Beer Monger on March 30, 2011, 05:19:50 PM
Ok I can see wearing a blouse and skirt for comfort. But a padded bra? Even women complain about them. The dude's a transvestite. Maybe not gay, but definitely a transvestite.

Yep.  That's the definition of a tranny - a guy who dresses in women's clothing/fashions. He doesn't really take on the manerisms though.  He doesn't 'act' like a woman - he just dresses like one.  lol
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: tschmidlin on March 30, 2011, 07:26:55 PM
Ok I can see wearing a blouse and skirt for comfort. But a padded bra? Even women complain about them. The dude's a transvestite. Maybe not gay, but definitely a transvestite.

Yep.  That's the definition of a tranny - a guy who dresses in women's clothing/fashions. He doesn't really take on the manerisms though.  He doesn't 'act' like a woman - he just dresses like one.  lol
Whatever works for him :)
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: MrNate on March 31, 2011, 12:51:39 AM
Ok I can see wearing a blouse and skirt for comfort. But a padded bra? Even women complain about them. The dude's a transvestite. Maybe not gay, but definitely a transvestite.

Yep.  That's the definition of a tranny - a guy who dresses in women's clothing/fashions. He doesn't really take on the manerisms though.  He doesn't 'act' like a woman - he just dresses like one.  lol
Whatever works for him :)

Been saying this a lot lately... I ain't here to judge.
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: punatic on March 31, 2011, 07:23:42 AM

Here's a few pics from our wedding.
(http://philliplamb.com/kilt2.jpg)


So, I gotta ask... Is your sister-in-law an axe-murderer?   :D


No kilts for me for me thanks - there ain't nothin as good as free-ballin in surfin baggies!
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: phillamb168 on March 31, 2011, 07:36:57 AM

Here's a few pics from our wedding.
(http://philliplamb.com/kilt2.jpg)


So, I gotta ask... Is your sister-in-law an axe-murderer?   :D


No kilts for me for me thanks - there ain't nothin as good as free-ballin in surfin baggies!

No, but she works for Louis Vuitton, which is similar I guess. Did you know they're opening a shop in North Korea?  ::)
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: Beer Monger on March 31, 2011, 01:07:42 PM
Did you know they're opening a shop in North Korea?  ::)

WTF!?  Has Kim Jong Il or Kim Jong Un expressed a big interest?  'Cause they're about the only ones in the country who could afford it!  They keep everyone else pretty much dirt-poor.
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: phillamb168 on March 31, 2011, 01:56:08 PM
Did you know they're opening a shop in North Korea?  ::)

WTF!?  Has Kim Jong Il or Kim Jong Un expressed a big interest?  'Cause they're about the only ones in the country who could afford it!  They keep everyone else pretty much dirt-poor.

I didn't ask too many questions but basically there's a core group of people who have s***loads of money and that's what the shop will be for.

Apparently Abu Dhabi is also getting one that requires you to take a submarine to get there.

Of course this may not actually be true, and it may also be that I misunderstood her French.
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: gordonstrong on March 31, 2011, 02:07:55 PM
Anytime I see someone wearing a formal kilt at a wedding, I think of the scene from Four Weddings and a Funeral: "Is that... Brigadoon?"
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: phillamb168 on March 31, 2011, 02:19:08 PM
Anytime I see someone wearing a formal kilt at a wedding, I think of the scene from Four Weddings and a Funeral: "Is that... Brigadoon?"

Awesome movie. We tried to watch the Americanized sequel, which Ebert said was supposed to be good, but just couldn't get past the first 10 minutes.
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: Beer Monger on March 31, 2011, 02:26:25 PM
I prefer the wedding scene from "So I Married An Axe Murderer":

(http://cf1.imgobject.com/backdrops/076/4cae42845e73d652ad000076/so-i-married-an-axe-murderer-original.jpg)
"If you want my body, and you think I'm sexy, come on baby let me know!  Haggis solo!"  lol
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: punatic on April 01, 2011, 01:40:45 AM
I prefer the wedding scene from "So I Married An Axe Murderer":

(http://cf1.imgobject.com/backdrops/076/4cae42845e73d652ad000076/so-i-married-an-axe-murderer-original.jpg)
"If you want my body, and you think I'm sexy, come on baby let me know!  Haggis solo!"  lol

"Piper down!  We have a piper down here..."
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: tschmidlin on April 01, 2011, 03:37:49 AM
"Piper down!  We have a piper down here..."
"HEAD!  PANTS!  NOW!"
"Look at the size of the boy's head, it's like an orange on a toothpick!"
"His head's like Sputnik!  Spherical, but quite pointy in parts."
"Tonight he'll cry himself to sleep - on his HUGE pillow."
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: tubercle on April 01, 2011, 04:01:52 AM
This is what drinking while wearing a kilt will getcha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ35SOU9HTM&feature=related
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: tschmidlin on April 01, 2011, 04:22:28 AM
This is what drinking while wearing a kilt will getcha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ35SOU9HTM&feature=related
I'm not sure if you're presenting this as a negative or a positive ;D
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: tubercle on April 01, 2011, 04:53:06 AM
This is what drinking while wearing a kilt will getcha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ35SOU9HTM&feature=related
I'm not sure if you're presenting this as a negative or a positive ;D

 I figure winning first prize with a blue ribbon has to be positive :D :D :D
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: tschmidlin on April 01, 2011, 05:02:33 AM
This is what drinking while wearing a kilt will getcha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ35SOU9HTM&feature=related
I'm not sure if you're presenting this as a negative or a positive ;D

 I figure winning first prize with a blue ribbon has to be positive :D :D :D
That's the way I look at it too ;)
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: tygo on April 01, 2011, 05:39:21 AM
I dunno.  If I woke up with something tied around the lightpole that I didn't remember being there before I went to "sleep" I'd be a little alarmed.
Title: Re: Kilt wearing
Post by: phillamb168 on April 01, 2011, 07:07:43 AM
I dunno.  If I woke up with something tied around the lightpole that I didn't remember being there before I went to "sleep" I'd be a little alarmed.

I didn't know satin was transmissible that way...