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Re: Kilt wearing
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2011, 08:25:56 PM »
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
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« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2011, 10:22:24 PM »
Funny! Very Funny! You da Man!!!!

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Re: Kilt wearing
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2011, 11:57:35 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. 

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!
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Re: Kilt wearing
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2011, 12:08:03 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.



Although I gotta say the piper beat me out for most outrageous kilt utilization:
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Re: Kilt wearing
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2011, 12:22:52 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
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Re: Kilt wearing
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2011, 03:31:08 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.
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Re: Kilt wearing
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2011, 05:12:01 AM »
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.

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Re: Kilt wearing
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2011, 05:33:07 AM »
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.
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Re: Kilt wearing
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2011, 05:33:42 AM »
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!
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Re: Kilt wearing
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2011, 05:36:12 AM »

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.
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Re: Kilt wearing
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2011, 10:06:54 AM »
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.
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Re: Kilt wearing
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2011, 10:35:32 AM »
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.
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Re: Kilt wearing
« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2011, 10:45:01 AM »
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  ;)
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Re: Kilt wearing
« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2011, 12:31:02 PM »
One man's kilt is another man's dress.  ;D

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Re: Kilt wearing
« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2011, 12:36:01 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
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