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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.....

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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.

Comment by Charles Matulewicz on May 14, 2013 at 6:10am

Jared, it is indeed a St.Patrick tartan.. always a good look for informal brunch or formal Freemasonry.

Comment by Jared J. King on May 14, 2013 at 6:00am

Charles, is that the St. Patrick tartan?

Brian, do tell. We all envy you. I'd emigrate to Scotland if I could make it happen. And, Middle Eastern men tend to wear more open, one-piece style garments, not wholly unlike a kilt if the shirt were incorporated into it. I'd wear that too, if it wouldn't put me on a "no-fly" list. The worst I have to suffer in a kilt is the odd look.

Comment by Brian S on May 14, 2013 at 3:33am

As a Scotsman, I would recommend you visit. No one gives men in kilts a second glance in Scotland because it is both a formal and a casual form of National Dress. Best for formal winter weddings, can get a bit hot in Summer, otherwise its a great form of dress. I have lived in the Middle East and even they are very cool about tartan.

Comment by Charles Matulewicz on May 13, 2013 at 10:31pm

I love wearing my kilt, I change into one when I get home from work, I wear it out most weekends. I even wear it to the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, wear it proud men!

Comment by Ian Wilson on May 13, 2013 at 9:44pm

i am kilted full-time everyday here in the middle of North Carolina. 95% of the responses are positive, and the 5% that are not are silent about it.

Comment by Jared J. King on May 13, 2013 at 8:25pm

Ray, good luck with Alabama. I couldn't do it, man. I wish you the best, there.

 

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