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The Kilted Ones

"A man in a kilt is a man and a half." A place to discuss anything related to the wearing of the kilt.

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Whatcha got under there, handsome?

Started by Jesse Sherfey-Hinds. Last reply by Dal Aug 9, 2013. 19 Replies

Best places to buy kilts

Started by Jared J. King. Last reply by P. M. MacKenzie May 28, 2013. 5 Replies

Just for fun.....

Started by P. M. MacKenzie. Last reply by P. M. MacKenzie May 27, 2013. 4 Replies

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Comment by Brian S on August 17, 2015 at 4:58am

I normally wear the kilt to formal occasions, the guy in the pic clearly has no such illusions! Good for him!

Comment by Paul MacAlindin on August 15, 2015 at 3:27am

Some favourite Kilt pics:

Comment by Paul MacAlindin on August 8, 2015 at 10:43am

Scot here, living in Germany. Love guys in kilts, love being in one!

Comment by Ian Wilson on April 2, 2015 at 7:38pm

thanks for the reminder!

Comment by Roger A. on April 2, 2015 at 7:25pm

Comment by Roger A. on April 2, 2015 at 7:23pm

Don't forget...Monday April 6 is National Tartan Day!

Comment by Brian S on May 15, 2013 at 1:32am

Hi Jared, yea the thobe is very comfortable...different Emirates have different style so you can tell where guys are from by the design. Very cool for the hot summers even around the house.

Comment by Jared J. King on May 14, 2013 at 11:01pm

Charles: that's the tartan I wear in honor of three successive generations of Irish women who married into my Scottish family. The McCaw clan has no official tartan, and I won't wear another's last name. I'm getting a great kilt in clergy tartan, and I'll get another sport kilt, though I'm not sure in what colors.

Brian S, thanks for the education. I love learning about different cultures. I saw Anthony Bourdain don the thobe on one of his shows filmed in the Middle East, and I knew I was in love. Pants are the worst. Seriously.

Comment by Ian Wilson on May 14, 2013 at 9:41pm

sharp looking kilt Charles.

and i've always wanted to try on a thobe/thawb.  they look really comfortable.

Comment by Brian S on May 14, 2013 at 6:30am

Hi Jared

Yes, Arabs wear the Thobe which is the long garment on a daily basis. For formal occasions they would add a "bisht" which is the dark cloak, usually edged in gold. Having lived and worked in the Middle East, it is encouraging that the kilt is completely accepted as a man's garment, and in many places very much admired.

I suppose kilts are the shorter Scottish version whereby you would wear it with the heavy jacket, a tie, a waistcoat etc on formal occasions but you can lose the jacket and the waistcoat and tie, roll up your sleeves and wear it as casual. A multi purpose garment indeed.

 

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