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View Poll Results: My thoughts on CASUAL kilts are...
I am a MAN and I would wear one - that's how much I love them 9 4.35%
I am a MAN and I like them but wouldn't wear one 0 0%
I am a MAN and I could take it or leave it - to each his own 7 3.38%
I am a MAN and I think men wearing casual kilts is just weird. 3 1.45%
I am a WOMAN and I want my husband to wear one - that's how much I love them 99 47.83%
I am a WOMAN and I like them but wouldn't want my husband to wear one 12 5.80%
I am a WOMAN and I can take it or leave it - to each his own. 57 27.54%
I am a WOMAN and I think men wearing casual kilts is just weird. 20 9.66%
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#1 of 79 Old 08-02-2007, 08:38 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've been made aware of utilikilts and I must admit I'm loving the idea and want to see dh in one. But he isn't so convinced, Irish though he be.

What's the consensus around here? What do men think of men, and what do women think of men who wear casual kilts?
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mmmm....I would love to see DH in a kilt!
yummy!
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Kilts rule!
However, it's waaaay too hot here in Alabama to wear a regular kilt except in the dead of winter. Those nine yards of pleated wool hold heat like you wouldn't believe!
Utilikilts are a great idea, but they tend to be a little on the drab-looking side.
I'm looking for (or more to the point, probably looking at having to make) a more traditionally-styled kilt made of cotton.

Also, REAL MEN DRESS REGIMENTAL!
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voted for my husband... he wears one, and I love it when he does
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Utilikilts rock, its one of the things on my list to save up and get a few.
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I don't particularly care for utilikilts, but I would definatly wear a kilt in my clan's (Sutherland) tartan.
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I think kilts are awesome. (My dad wears one) Utilikilts are nifty too. My dh doesn't go for kilts so much, though he certainly has the legs to look good in one!:

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My sister co-founded the Utilikilts Company. I never thought my dh was the kilt-wearing type, but she got one for him. He doesn't wear it that often (he doesn't think he's the type, either). But I think he looks mighty fine in it.

I think that most of the time, men look good in kilts.
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Scottish men look okay. It's one of those ethnic pieces that somehow only seems okay in context, like while accompanied by bagpipes and people trying to convince one another that Edinburgh is more cosmopolitan than London. DH has stubby legs and I don't think a kilt would suit him. Overall I'm not keen on skirts for men or women. Too impractical.

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Overall I'm not keen on skirts for men or women. Too impractical.
Weird. They seem pretty practical and comfortable from a non-fashion point of view, especially for a man. They allow you to keep cool, and hey, no fly or shirt untucking or anything when you have to pee. Just seems like if they are anything it is practical.
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I saw a guy in a "utilikilt" at the farmers' market this weekend.
Um, he looked silly. Sorry.
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utilikilts have been all the rage out here for four or five years. i think they are very manly and most of the guys i know that wear them are totally hot, my mate would just look a little funny. he has that body type (belly and skinny little legs) that just looks unattractive in kilts. the guys that look really hot in kilts have very muscular legs and nice abs.

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Other. I'm a woman and I think they're great, if you're Scottish and it's representative of your heritage/clan. Otherwise, it's like wearing a sombrero around Boston. (not that that's native Mexican gear, but it's the best example I could think of.)

Sorry, guys. If it's not your heritage, no dice. We have to wear pantyhose - WE get the skirts.

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I think those are pretty cool! I think I would wear one...

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Also, REAL MEN DRESS REGIMENTAL!
But of course they do...

My DH wears a kilt now and then and can pleat/wrap/tuck the great kilt in mere moments. I love him in a kilt. The utilikilt is fun and a few guys around town wear them.

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We have Scottish and Irish heritage so we LOVE kilts in this home.

LOVE THEM.

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Holy MOLEY the Utilikilts are spendy!! ( I just looked at the website) Old Navy needs a men's skirt line!

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OMgosh the opening commercial on the site is hysterical! I am LOVING those kilts. That totally rocks. I can't wait to show DP when he gets home... I'm not so sure the other linemen in his union would appreciate him wearing one to work so much but I could definately tolerate a little bit of that sexy irish action when he's not working

On a more serious note, dp is Irish and we are planning to celebrate our family with a wedding which will include our kiddos. He wants to wear a kilt and he wants our boys to wear them as well. We aren't a super formal family so these could be a really fun option for us! I wonder what they might look like along with Kippah's?

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i like utilikilts - i like men in utilikilts, in general. hotness.
but dh in a utilikilt - i don't really think so.
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Being a scot it is pretty normal for 'our' family to wear kilts and boy do the guys look good in them and certainly when my brother got married in Spain and everyone who was a scot wore kilts they certainly turned a few heads, however I do have to say that you have to have the bottom to carry off a kilt - it needs a good sway to it and good thick stocky legs are just right too IMPO!! ha ha love this thread - I just returned from scotland today - back to dreary old paris!

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I didn't vote because I probably would wear one, but can't say I exactly "love" them.

Objectively, a skirt-like garment such as a kilt is far more friendly to the male anatomy than trousers/pants. More hygienic, too.

On the other hand, padded shoulders and a stiff, starchy shirt collar (with a tie tightened around it for good measure) allied to a trouser crotch which cramps your style every time you sit down does indeed seem silly, yet it constitutes the everyday dress of millions of men.
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I was torn between "I am a WOMAN and I want my husband to wear one - that's how much I love them" and "I am a WOMAN and I can take it or leave it- to each his own". Personally, I'm not crazy about them, but for some reason, I've always wanted my Hubby to wear one... just once... I always thought he's look really sexy in one... : : :

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i answered "i am a woman and i want my H to wear one."

i say this because my husband is very much "against trouser tyranny!" of course, he can't wear his kilts to work (an office), even though people wear shorts all summer there. . .but anyway, too many arguments to get into over that one. LOL

and he's not just into kilts. he has a german designer's "men's skirt" that is floor length and beautifully cut. he wears traditional sarongs of different sorts. he looks good.

for laughs, he'll squeeze into one of my miniskirts. he has nice legs.
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You didn't have a "I am a woman and my husband DOES wear kilts" option. He has two Utilikilts and an Amerikilt. I prefer the Amerikilt because it is black, but that is personal preference. I actually really like the jersey Utilikilts.

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Holy MOLEY the Utilikilts are spendy!! ( I just looked at the website) Old Navy needs a men's skirt line!
Are you in the area (Utilikilt in Seattle)? If so, just go by their store, they have a great 2nds rack. DP's last one was off the 2nds rack. It has a not perfectly straight snap (which is covered up anyway, but still totally functional) and was a LOT cheaper. You can also just call them and ask what they have in the size you're looking for on sale. They used to do this great thing where if you bought a kilt on your birthday you got your age off the price, but I'm not sure they do that anymore.

 

 

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Are you in the area (Utilikilt in Seattle)? If so, just go by their store, they have a great 2nds rack. DP's last one was off the 2nds rack. It has a not perfectly straight snap (which is covered up anyway, but still totally functional) and was a LOT cheaper. You can also just call them and ask what they have in the size you're looking for on sale. They used to do this great thing where if you bought a kilt on your birthday you got your age off the price, but I'm not sure they do that anymore.
That's cool. I was looking at the prices online and thinking that if DH asked to spend $130 on a skirt I'd ask him what he'd been smoking.

Also, I could see them being more "acceptable" in the Pacific Northwest, like I could envision it looking good on a guy in Seattle or Portland. In stuffy New England (where I am) it'd be more of an anomoly.

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Oh I wish dh would wear a kilt! I think most men look great in kilts. Especially hot young men such as hisself. He probably wouldn't, though. It would be somewhat appropriate as he does have scottish ancestry. Maybe I should buy him one for his birthday!
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I'm a woman and I think kilts on most men look really unflattering and odd. They are a major turn-off for me. If my guy were from Scotland, I would probably think differently. Anyway, my opinion seems to be a minority opinion among crunchy women.
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there needs to be a "i think men in general are HOT in kilts" category :

i don't have a DH so none of those categories fit for me. but dang, i love a man in a skirt. ANY skirt. sarong, utilikilt, women's broomstick skirts. they look reeeeeally good!


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Well I am a woman and my husband does wear kilts. He had one hand sewn in Scotland for our wedding and looked fabulous in it. He regularly wears kilts to work and also out and about. I think that if he had other traditional male "skirts"
he would wear those as well. He always tells me that it is the most comfortable thing he owns.

Oh....and did I mention that he looks incredibly hot....he has wonderful legs.....:
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All the women I know wish their men would wear a kilt, at least every once in a while for "fun".

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