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Would you wear a kilt?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by blowtorch, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. musicalmartin

    musicalmartin Poster Extraordinaire

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    Only with my firemans helmet and a rubber chicken.
     
  2. Toto'sDad

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    Well, I suppose they don't have to wonder.
     
  3. mickmac

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    Hell no!!!
     
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    I'm a wee bit confused :confused:
     
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    I've worn sarongs around on a daily basis while traveling in SE Asia.....

    seemed like the best thing for the climate..... and they are light cotton....

    wearing a kilt in cold weather would be like wearing cargo shorts in the snow..with the arse ripped out of them....;)
     
  6. moosie

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    A wool blend nearly knee length kilt is surprisingly warm. I couldn't wear it hiking in 40 deg F weather, two inches of snow on the ground, due to the heat.

    And it was amazingly comfortable. At first I felt completely naked. I guess women have developed subconscious ways to move in skirts so they don't overexpose. I wasn't exposing, but continually felt like it, working 'without a net' and all.

    Once I got used to it (a week), I seriously envied that women get to wear such cool garments anytime they want. With hairy, muscly legs, and Trossachs flying, it didn't feel feminine in the least. And if anyone thought so, well, it sure is easy to flash in those things. Very unladylike. :cool:
     
  7. ravindave_3600

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    When we were in Scotland several years I wanted to get one to reflect my heritage. Mrs. Ravindave informed me "You don't have the legs."


    The Trossachs are fine, though, thank you very much.
     
  8. moosie

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    I probably don't either. But when I was hiking a lot, they were like tree trunks. The legs I mean.
     
  9. Westerly Sunn

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    I would be remiss not to add this thread to the thread...



    Well a Scotsman clad in kilt left a bar on evening fair
    And one could tell by how we walked that he drunk more than his share
    He fumbled round until he could no longer keep his feet
    Then he stumbled off into the grass to sleep beside the street
    Ring ding diddle diddle I de oh ring di diddly I oh
    He stumbled off into the grass to sleep beside the street

    About that time two young and lovely girls just happend by
    And one says to the other with a twinkle in her eye
    See yon sleeping Scotsman so strong and handsome built
    I wonder if it's true what they don't wear beneath the kilt
    Ring ding diddle diddle I de oh ring di diddly I oh
    I wonder if it's true what they don't wear beneath the kilt

    They crept up on that sleeping Scotsman quiet as could be
    Lifted up his kilt about an inch so they could see
    And there behold, for them to see, beneath his Scottish skirt
    Was nothing more than God had graced him with upon his birth
    Ring ding diddle diddle I de oh ring di diddly I oh
    Was nothing more than God had graced him with upon his birth

    They marveled for a moment, then one said we must be gone
    Let's leave a present for our friend, before we move along
    As a gift they left a blue silk ribbon, tied into a bow
    Around the bonnie star, the Scots kilt did lift and show
    Ring ding diddle diddle I de oh ring di diddly I oh
    Around the bonnie star, the Scots kilt did lift and show

    Now the Scotsman woke to nature's call and stumbled towards a tree
    Behind a bush, he lift his kilt and gawks at what he sees
    And in a startled voice he says to what's before his eyes.
    O lad I don't know where you been but I see you won first prize
    Ring ding diddle diddle I de oh ring di diddly I oh
    O lad I don't know where you been but I see you won first prize
     
  10. Paul in Colorado

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    I've had women I didn't come up and lift my kilt and , uh, check under the hood. If I ever did that to them... The band would sometimes go to get something to eat after a show and female eyes would be glued to us.

    You play enough Scottish Highlands Festivals and wearing a kilt is really no big deal after a while. It's just too bad that they issue a bagpipe with every fourth kilt...
     
  11. moosie

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    Now where in the heck did I put that kilt?
     
  12. drmcclainphd

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    A kilt? No way.

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    I can only wear solid colors. The plaid would clash with my eyes.
     
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    Why? It's just a difference of opinion. :neutral: ...and Tony is of course quite correct to say that it is our National Dress (was the pun intentional?:p)

    I personally just don't buy into the whole Victorian/ Northern British mythos- which was largely crafted by Sir Walter Scott and has little or no historical basis in fact.

    The Scotland I grew up in was gritty, urban and dominated by the heavy industries. (In my youth I was a coal miner for a spell... the last generation.) The soundtrack was provided by the likes of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, not Jimmy Shand!

    However, like it or not, there is no denying that Tartan is a powerful symbol and image of "Scottishness" -so more power to all our friends and cousins all around the world... :cool:
     
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    I went and priced a proper kilt that would be made for me in my clans tartan pattern and it would run about $650. Kinda steep ,huh?
     
  15. macaroonie

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    That would be very reasonable for something that you could wear all of your days , hand down to your offspring and be custom made for you.
     
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    I was wearing my kilt one evening when I noticed a red light flashing between my legs.
    In the nick of time I stepped back as a camera placed on the floor between my feet took what must have been a blurred shot of my tackle.
     
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    Wait, what? You have to practice being Greek? ;)
     
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    Apparently so!
     

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    This thread together with my trip to Scotland in a couple of days has inspired me to dress in Scottish attire to a costume party on Halloween night. I figure that I've got a pass that night and it would be the only time that I could get away with it without making a complete moron out of myself (note that I said 'complete'). I'll be wearing a Graham tartan kilt as it is rumored that my dad's ancestral family is a sept of the Graham clan. I didn't go with the thousand-GBP heirloom kilts but I also didn't go with the cheap internet costumes either. And no I do not plan on posting pics.
     
  20. moosie

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    Cop out ;)

    The one night you could get away with nearly ANYTHING, and you go with something as boring and safe as a kilt... Very disappointing... :p
     
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