Just Got My Second Kilt Today, Wearing It Around Town Monday

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    Jan 09, 2015 11:11 PM GMT
    A Utilikilt made in Seattle, that is, not an authentic Scottish tartan, just arrived by UPS.

    The Utilikilt is a US variant of the traditional kilt, which I've already worn for years, but only on special occasions. But Utilikilts are in non-wool, washable fabrics offered in solid colors. And most importantly to me, with the indispensable modern invention of pockets. I had another RJ thread about my first one.

    They're beautifully made and rugged. I've already worn my first one around Key West ("Original" model), drove the car in it from KW, too. You should have seen the reactions when I stopped to get gas [petrol], and use the restroom!

    But more comfortable to drive that distance than in pants. And I've worn it to clubs in Wilton Manors, too.

    Here's the latest one I got today, in a lovely tan. The big cargo pockets detach when you don't want them, leaving just the rear patch and slash pockets, perfect for resort wear.

    http://www.utilikilts.com/index.php/kilts/the-survival-4364.html

    I do recommend them, and I receive no compensation for this endorsement.
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    Jan 09, 2015 11:47 PM GMT
    I just hope that is not the way Bruce Jenner got started....icon_eek.gif

    Kidding, Robbie.....icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 10, 2015 12:27 AM GMT
    bon_pan saidI just hope that is not the way Bruce Jenner got started....icon_eek.gif

    Kidding, Robbie.....icon_wink.gif

    Who's Robbie?
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jan 10, 2015 12:30 AM GMT
    $300.30??!!!

    Damn huny, you'd have been better off taking a sewing class icon_twisted.gif
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    Jan 10, 2015 12:50 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk said$300.30??!!!

    Damn huny, you'd have been better off taking a sewing class icon_twisted.gif

    It's actually $330 (you gotta work on your decimals). Plus I bought a matching belt. Don't worry, I have the money. And they have less expensive models, like the Original, the first one I got to sample their kilts.
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    Jan 10, 2015 12:58 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    AMoonHawk said$300.30??!!!

    Damn huny, you'd have been better off taking a sewing class icon_twisted.gif

    It's actually $330 (you gotta work on your decimals). Plus I bought a matching belt. Don't worry, I have the money. And they have less expensive models, like the Original, the first one I got.

    opps .... you're right ... my dyslexic fingers always get the better of me. Whether you can afford it or not is not in question.

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    Jan 10, 2015 1:25 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk said
    Art_Deco said
    AMoonHawk said$300.30??!!!

    Damn huny, you'd have been better off taking a sewing class icon_twisted.gif

    It's actually $330 (you gotta work on your decimals). Plus I bought a matching belt. Don't worry, I have the money. And they have less expensive models, like the Original, the first one I got.

    opps .... you're right ... my dyslexic fingers always get the better of me. Whether you can afford it or not is not in question.
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    Sorry if I embarrassed you, was unaware of your dyslexia. But I'm a fanatic for detail.

    But well, my dear, I certainly do not look like THAT pic you posted! icon_sad.gif

    Nor pretend to. Even with wearing a loose shirt to cover my deficiencies, my chicken legs are my biggest embarrassment wearing a kilt. Ah, well, same with wearing cargo shorts.

    No, I wear a kilt not to show-off like this hunky guy (I wish to gawd I could), but rather to experience a wonderful comfort & male freedom I haven't had before. Other than just going completely nude at legal beaches and such places.

    Incidentally, his "posing" kilt is not authentic. Too short for him, worn way too low on the waist, and too high above the knees. But I understand authenticity was not the point here, but rather hotness.
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    Jan 10, 2015 1:50 AM GMT
    Free Balling! icon_biggrin.gif

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    Jan 10, 2015 1:56 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidFree Balling! icon_biggrin.gif

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    You got it! And a lot freer with a kilt than this guy in unlined shorts. He's from what, like 30 years ago?
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    Jan 10, 2015 2:04 PM GMT
    BTW, a tip on wearing a kilt, a method that's actually centuries old. I wear an extra-tall size undershirt with it, that on me is almost like a night shirt. Over that I wear a regular size outer shirt.

    The undershirt covers my ass, a barrier against skin contact with the kilt, keeping it cleaner longer. But still letting me free-ball. I have both extra-tall T-shirts and athletic shirts for this purpose.

    In olden days a man's outer shirt was that long, too (he had no undershirt), and it served the same purpose, whether with kilt or britches. Since undershorts hadn't been invented yet. More expensive britches had button-in liners that could be removed for washing, but the outer shirt was still thigh-length. The long shirt was in effect a man's "underwear".
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    Jan 10, 2015 10:30 PM GMT
    And speaking of which, I just now on Saturday got an early delivery of extra-long athletic undershirts to wear with my kilts, that I wasn't expecting until Monday. icon_biggrin.gif
  • TheBaise

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    Jan 11, 2015 2:23 AM GMT
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    You just go on ahead and rock that kilt, Dude / fuck 'em all if they don't dig it
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    Jan 11, 2015 2:44 AM GMT
    TheBaise said0702kilt.jpg

    You just go on ahead and rock that kilt, Dude / fuck 'em all if they don't dig it

    LOL! Good gawd in heaven, when I look like that I'll strangle myself with the goddam kilt!
  • mybud

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    Jan 11, 2015 4:32 AM GMT
    When does yo red pumps and purse arrive?
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    Jan 11, 2015 4:04 PM GMT
    mybud saidWhen does yo red pumps and purse arrive?

    Oh, got those already, dear! icon_wink.gif

    Actually, the Utilikilts.com site shows pics of guys wearing their kilts with boots, looking all butch & macho. Here in Florida with my kilt I wear what I wear most of the time: open sandals without socks. To me a kilt's for breezy male comfort, not for rock climbing. Haven't tried the red pumps with them yet, nor do I think my black patent formal tuxedo pumps would be quite right, either.

    Speaking of rock climbing, I phoned their Seattle HQ when I got my latest kilt, because it had features I couldn't figure out. I told them they should include an instruction sheet with this complicated model.

    The very nice young woman, who had originally sold it to me over the phone, explained how the cargo pockets could be unsnapped and made to hang higher from a belt. And not just on this kilt, but from any belted clothing I wear.

    Then I asked her what the 2 toggles in front were for. My other Utilikilt doesn't have those.

    "They're to keep it closed better, in activities like rock climbing. So other people don't see your junk."

    She just said JUNK! I actually blushed on my end of the phone. Ladies aren't supposed to know about "junk", much less say it, that's a private guy term, isn't it? When's the last time a saleslady said "junk" to you in that sense over the phone?

    Ah, well, I guess I'm hopelessly outdated. I try to keep up, but I only find I'm always falling farther behind. icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 11, 2015 4:42 PM GMT
    mybud saidWhen does yo red pumps and purse arrive?


    A couple of pics - first shows the "purse", formally called a sporran, the pouch used with the traditional kilt. Traditional kilts don't have the fancy pockets that the UtiliKilts do, so the need for a pouch to carry your stuff around. Formal footwear for tradition kilts is called gillie brogues. Basically they're black shoes that have laces that wind up around the ankle. Most kilt wearers go with either black shoes or some sort of construction/military style boot.

    Second photo is of one of the highland games events. Some of these are strength events, attracting current and former powerlifters. He's not wearing his kilt traditionally, for obvious reasons.

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    Jan 11, 2015 5:27 PM GMT
    rkyjockdn said
    Formal footwear for tradition kilts is called gillie brogues. Basically they're black shoes that have laces that wind up around the ankle. Most kilt wearers go with either black shoes or some sort of construction/military style boot.

    I'm very impressed by your knowledge of kilt tradition. You didn't mention the high socks, usually topped by a garter or flash. That's how I wear my tartan kilt. And with a kilt pin, in the shape of a dagger, to keep the flap closed in front.

    A sporran does provide a pouch in lieu of pockets, but I find it heavy & clumsy. And it tends to slap against your balls, reasons why they aren't worn during athletic activities like the Highland Games.

    Washability, choice of solid colors, and modern pockets are among the reasons I like non-traditional variants like the Utilikilt. The Utilikilt also sews the pleat creases with an imperceptible stitch along the edge, an expensive step, which makes the crease permanent.

    That makes ironing, whenever necessary, a snap. And even then not too often, if you choose a cotton/poly fabric. But even my latest 100% cotton twill kilt should be easy maintenance, my favorite fabric for outdoor camping & hiking wear, soft but wears like iron.
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    Jan 11, 2015 5:38 PM GMT
    I think I'm still in shock that Southbeach has not chimed in.
    May be actually made the change for the better.

    Fingers crossed...icon_cool.gif

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    Who wore it best? Well..this guy should be at the top of the list so far..icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 11, 2015 5:49 PM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidI think I'm still in shock that Southbeach has not chimed in.
    May be actually made the change for the better.

    Fingers crossed...icon_cool.gif

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    Who wore it best? Well..this guy should be at the top of the list so far..icon_eek.gif

    I just did a profile search, and SB is MIA. I have no idea why. He's been suspended in the past, by the previous site owner, and also hidden himself to demonstrate how much we'd miss him (evidently not a lot this time).

    Does anyone have an answer? Not that I want to say his name 3 times to bring him back, but just curious.
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    Jan 12, 2015 2:21 AM GMT
    BTW, tomorrow is Monday, and I plan to be out & about wearing this new kilt. It really is lovely, and very comfy. I figure lunch, check our mail drop, run over to our office, see the accountant, the usual Monday errands, maybe a gay club to see friends mid-afternoon. Now that my eyesight has returned I can drive again.
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    Jan 12, 2015 7:50 PM GMT
    Well, so much for that plan. I was going to wear the kilt today around town, and my partner nixed it.

    "Why can't I wear the kilt?"
    "Because you may have to go to the ER again."
    "So? They'd remove my clothes anyway. And do you know something I don't?"
    "Well, what if *I* have to go the the ER? You can't be dealing with my doctors wearing a kilt."
    "So is something wrong with YOU I don't know about?"

    It's obvious he wasn't comfortable with the idea, and I wasn't going to press the issue - today. He was OK with it down in Key West, particularly at the gay guest house, where even nudity was permitted & common. But I guess it's a different story in our home town.

    I'll just wear it when we're not out together. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 12, 2015 8:00 PM GMT
    I skimmed and perceived "kilt" as "kill." For a few seconds I pictured you somehow wearing a pheasant, or racoon skin and fur icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 12, 2015 9:09 PM GMT
    Svnw688 saidI skimmed and perceived "kilt" as "kill." For a few seconds I pictured you somehow wearing a pheasant, or racoon skin and fur icon_cool.gif

    No, I haven't worn a coonskin cap since the 1950s, during the Davy Crockett fad on TV. And then only one lent from a friend to try it. My parents & I thought they were too silly for me to actually own one.
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    Jan 12, 2015 9:33 PM GMT
    Work!

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    Jan 13, 2015 6:47 AM GMT
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    TheGuyNextDoor saidI think I'm still in shock that Southbeach has not chimed in.
    May be actually made the change for the better.

    Fingers crossed...icon_cool.gif

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    Who wore it best? Well..this guy should be at the top of the list so far..icon_eek.gif

    I just did a profile search, and SB is MIA. I have no idea why. He's been suspended in the past, by the previous site owner, and also hidden himself to demonstrate how much we'd miss him (evidently not a lot this time).

    Does anyone have an answer? Not that I want to say his name 3 times to bring him back, but just curious.


    Told you yesterday. He's busy doing a remodel on the tree house in preparation for the Conservaposse annual convention.