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2012-03-27 09:34:14 PM  
How can you tell what clan a Scot belongs to?

You look under his kilt, and if he's got a quarter-pounder, he's a MacDonald.
 
2012-03-27 09:38:45 PM  

AirForceVet: Hot girls in kilts thread!

[farm3.staticflickr.com image 534x640]


I went to the new Tilted Kilt in Phoenix. Based on what I saw, they should think about renaming it to Muffintops.
 
2012-03-27 09:42:42 PM  

tjsands1118: Does anyone remember the article about Islamic students being able to bring they ceremonial daggers to school? So a student can bring a weapon with him to celebrate his heritage, but a Scott can't wear a kilt?


Sikhs are not Islamic, and their ceremonial "daggers" are blunter than butter knives.

(Well, not all of them, but a blunted knife does satisfy their religion. Makes more sense than magic trapdoor underwear.)
 
2012-03-27 09:44:22 PM  

itsfullofstars: [if it's nae Scottish, it's CRAP!]


OK, how the fark did you find that? It's been there for a while, I just didn't think it was easily gettable with GIS etc.

/roughly 25% Scottish ancestry
 
2012-03-27 09:46:13 PM  

Spiralmonkey:

Wear one anyway. When we go to a rugby match and all the guys are wearing kilts (usually with a rugby shirt and hiking boots) that is one of the sexiest sights for a girl to see. Us Scots don't have a monopoly, all we ask is that you have the knees for it.


More peanuts, milady?
 
2012-03-27 09:50:42 PM  

KrispyKritter: suits or tuxedos are standard formal wear for prom


You do know that there are formal kilts suitable for black tie occasions, right?

www.lindaclifford.com
 
2012-03-27 09:54:36 PM  
I'm sorry, there is nothing sexier than a man in a kilt playing the bagpipes on the street corner at 2:30 in the morning with what appear to be two lemmings in his unders.

I'm sorry.
 
2012-03-27 09:54:50 PM  

danceswithcrows: OK, how the fark did you find that? It's been there for a while, I just didn't think it was easily gettable with GIS etc.


I guess my Google-fu was particularly strong tonight. It happens.
 
2012-03-27 09:57:04 PM  

This thread is relevant to my interests. Semi-relevant:

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(Arnold Vosloo wore a lil' skirt when playing the regenerated Imhotep in the Mummy)

i154.photobucket.com = i154.photobucket.com

For you GoT Hound worshipers, here's Rory McCann in a kilt and wife-beater: Scott's Porage Oats (pops)
 
2012-03-27 09:57:30 PM  

kiwimoogle84: /appropriate garments being a blue ribbon around what the kilt does lift and show


I haven't heard that in so long. Happy memories, thank you.
 
2012-03-27 09:59:34 PM  

Ghastly: Suck it, Utili-kilt haters!


Are you sure it's really the *haters* you want to suck it?

I mean, it's not like we don't all know how you roll, dude :) (NTTAWWT)
 
2012-03-27 10:01:40 PM  

kiwimoogle84: /appropriate garments being a blue ribbon around what the kilt does lift and show


I dun know where ye been, lad, but I see ye won first prize.
 
2012-03-27 10:02:25 PM  
And I bet subby believes the guy who played Doogie Howser was really a brilliant physician.
 
2012-03-27 10:07:27 PM  

TheOmni: I find the whole argument that a kilt is masculine and not a skirt oddly annoying. It seems to kind of accept the claim that men need to dress as men as valid and then simply focus on what is or is not something for a man. The insistence on "dressing like a man" is based on the idea that it's demeaning or degrading for a man to be dressed as a women because of the underlying belief that it is degrading or demeaning to be a woman. Kilts are generally considered to be masculine clothing, but since I wear a solid black kilt (a few different models of Utilikilts) without a tartan it is often mistaken for a skirt. Most people realize it's a kilt when I mention it to them, but a rare few insist it's still a skirt and seem almost upset when I don't care. Heck, if I found a skirt that fit me, had reasonable pockets, and looked good I'd be comfortable wearing that. But there's this crazy and hugely popular notion that it's wrong for a man to wear clothing that's traditionally considered to be women's clothing. And I don't like that.


THIS. So much. I remember a quote from gods know where saying "It's easy to raise your daughter as a son, but it takes real courage to raise your son as a daughter". What, exactly, about femininity, even the girliest all-pink-and-frills type, is so degrading men can't use it?

Also, as someone who is very vaguely descended from Scottish wack jobs, I take offense to the idea that kilts are somehow degrading. Go say that to one of my ancestors, preferably while he's also got a broadsword.

/Or to a girl bearing a frying pan.
 
2012-03-27 10:13:35 PM  
I really don't understand people. It wouldn't even occur to me to have a problem with this.
 
2012-03-27 10:13:47 PM  
Hmm.
So no Farkettes going "Meh, he has sharp knees."

Or are sharp knees considered a manly trait?

:)
 
2012-03-27 10:14:46 PM  
farm7.staticflickr.com



Since some people are posting their own kilt pics, here I am in my kilt with my fellow cast members of the Central Oregon Rocky Horror Picture Show.
 
2012-03-27 10:15:38 PM  
"Now, the kilt was only for day-to-day wear. In battle, we donned a full-length ball gown covered in sequins. The idea was to blind your opponent with luxury."
 
2012-03-27 10:19:38 PM  

buttery_shame_cave: truthfully, what he is referring to as 'invented by the english' are the tartans, which didn't exist till only the last couple hundred years, and were invented by a couple of tailors looking to cater to wealthy scotsmen. so they started making up connections between various family lines and different patterns. the scots, desperate to be seen as fashionable and well-to do and connected to their heritage, snapped it up like mad.


THIS. "Clan Tartans" are a product of the Victorian era Scots Revival. Yes, there were a few specific Tartans associated with particular clans in the pre-Jacobite era, but they functioned more as a trademark for their cloth, not as an emblem of clan affiliation.

AFIK, there's no historical evidence to indicate that wearing a specific tartan said "I'm a member of clan X".
 
2012-03-27 10:24:56 PM  
Idiots. Kilts are (primarily) a cultural/regional thing, but so are many types of clothing. Traditional monogolian garments are very different from traditonal samoan garments. Does anyone outside of Germany wear lederhosen? When the school officials say dress like men, they ate refeting to a stereotype that men wear pants only.

My company implemented a dress policy few years back. Men must wear pants. Women could wear pants or dresses. Must be below the knee, nothibg sleeveless etc etc blarg. I asked about Kilts was told no. "so this company has a discriminatory dress policy? Innnnnnteresting." Have worn my kilt to work numerous times. No issues aside from the (not unexpected) hawking.

Guys, I can tell you two absolutes about wearing Kilts. They are FAR more comfortable then pants. And chicks. Dig. Kilts. Seriously. I can't tell you much women love a man in a kilt. I think its because u have to have some serious balls (confidence) to wear one, and confidence is very attractive even if you aren't. Or maybe they just find it kinky. I dunno and I don't care.

It does require one to be more aware of how one sits, stands up, etc. Getting into a car is fun. But its alllllllll worth it. Sriouslyn. I own a utilikilt but I want something more colorful. More roddy piperish.... Best was when one chick told me I was gonna get a jeaydown. Nor for the kilt but wearing sneakers and white socks w/it. Serious fashion faux paux
 
2012-03-27 10:25:44 PM  
Obligatory Kilt Joke:

Why do Scotsmen wear Kilts?

Because sheep can hear a zipper from 200 paces.

/old joke is old
 
2012-03-27 10:26:54 PM  
Sound like someone's liable to get a claymore lodged in their skull.
 
2012-03-27 10:28:17 PM  

Magorn: Mock26: [img.photobucket.com image 555x606]


Begs to differ:
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and do ye laddies know why we call this garment a "Kilt"?

Because that's what we did to the last bastard what called it a "skirt"


That picture is of a sissy in skirt.
 
2012-03-27 10:31:11 PM  
I've got no problem whatsoever with kilts. I've also got no problem with a institution setting a dress code. Either way it's meh whatever.

If a Scottish school banned denim jeans at a formal occasion - as an American my reaction would be complete and total lack of give a fark.

I think anyone who cares about this is rather sad.
 
2012-03-27 10:33:04 PM  

Mock26: Utilikilt? Go ahead and ban them!
A real kilt? The school needs to lighten up.

But, that being said, are high school students mature enough to deal with a male student in a kilt? Probably not. There would be a lot of immature shiats there who would be constantly flipping up the kilt because they think it would be funny.


Thats part of the fun. if one is gonig to wear a kilt you have to expect stares, comments and even a little skirt flipping. You have to own that shiat. I wore one and the girl who sits next to me at work (who was gay, not bi, she was gaygaygay only) thought it was cute and commented and made wisecracks. It was Halloween and I had to hang some stuff around, including over her desk so I decided that was a good moment to do so. I just went and climbed and stood on her desk and hung the stuff and she's standing there w/this OMG look on her face. She wanted to peek under the skirt but now that she had the perfect chance she couldn't do it. I think it's one of the few times I actually shut her up. Itb was awesome.

Oh and for every guy who gives you shiat, there's 4 girls who are going to come over and talk to you who might normally never do so. See previous comment I jsut made. Absolutely balances out and more so in your favor.
 
2012-03-27 10:33:37 PM  
From my birthday a few years ago.

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Yes, I apologize for being in the cage, the blonde demanded I go up there.
 
2012-03-27 10:34:49 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: On one hand, the school is being dumb.

On the other hand, the blog writer is apparently much easier to offend that they claim.

On the third hand, people sure are weird about kilts in the US.

Conclusion: First World Problem


But on the other hand... (new window)
 
2012-03-27 10:36:29 PM  
I saw a couple of guys in Costco wearing these over the weekend ...
www.utilikilts.com
 
2012-03-27 10:37:24 PM  

wildsnowllama: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: On one hand, the school is being dumb.

On the other hand, the blog writer is apparently much easier to offend that they claim.

On the third hand, people sure are weird about kilts in the US.

Conclusion: First World Problem

But on the other hand... (new window)


Hmmmm... Let's try that once more.
Link (new window)
 
2012-03-27 10:37:31 PM  

vwarb: he can just give them a big finger and take his date somewhere less bigoted.


Do they allow denim jeans to prom? Those are distinctly American.

Point being that not every little thing ever is "bigoted". Some things are just dress codes.
 
2012-03-27 10:38:14 PM  
Shiat, we've already had this lawsuit, many, many times. But, hey, good on the kid for getting a free college scholarship.
 
2012-03-27 10:38:24 PM  

wildsnowllama: wildsnowllama: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: On one hand, the school is being dumb.

On the other hand, the blog writer is apparently much easier to offend that they claim.

On the third hand, people sure are weird about kilts in the US.

Conclusion: First World Problem

But on the other hand... (new window)

Hmmmm... Let's try that once more.
Link (new window)


Time index isn't staying in the link... zoom ahead to 2m26s
 
2012-03-27 10:39:17 PM  
Who expects school administrators to be reasonable about anything nowadays what with their policy of Zero Intelligence and all?

Now it's Scottish culture hate? Will they no longer serve oatmeal in school?

Bastards.
 
2012-03-27 10:41:05 PM  
Specifically, I think it was Florida who had this suit most recently.

Is this a public school? Yes.
Does the dress code say that women can wear skirts? Yes.
Does the dress code say that men can't wear skirts? Yes.
Is the only distinction between those two gender? Yes.
Have you ever read the 14th Amendment? ... no.

And that's pretty much how the summary judgement argument goes.
 
2012-03-27 10:41:27 PM  

Evenbiggerknickers: Hot men in kilts thread!

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GOD YES

Farketts and gay Farkers, please join in.

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2012-03-27 10:57:47 PM  

Resident Muslim: Hmm.
So no Farkettes going "Meh, he has sharp knees."

Or are sharp knees considered a manly trait?

:)


I have just seen so much Do Want that I am busy drooling and bookmarking.

My favorite hot guy in kilt pics I cannot share, as said hot guy would not want his pics all over the internet. So the pics are mine, mine, all mine! Unlike the guy, sadly. But, I has pics, and they are the visually a great happiness, and I can live with that.

And a whole lot of the pics in thread. Wow. The Samoans in the lava-lavas....um......my knees are no longer sharp because they just turned to water. Yum.

Maybe it's just easier, as a female, to admit that a whole lot of these hot guys in kilts register on the Do Want scale----because these guys are not actually physically present where admitting Do Want could and [ulp!] maybe would lead to actually getting nekkid and having teh sex.

It's a lot easier to admit "I want that" when it's a hypothetical than when its right in front of you, "Hey, let'shiat it, babe."

It is one of the curses of femininity. Some of us have to make an effort to keep our feet warm. Why? Hell if I know--it's not like they issued me an owner's manual along with the XX.
 
2012-03-27 10:58:24 PM  
while we're talking about kilts being dresses, can we also have a ruling on tunics? I'm looking at you, SCA.
 
2012-03-27 11:00:03 PM  
I'd be an AW and put up a photo of myself in my Utilikilt but my waist has shrunk by about six inches and it no longer fits.
 
2012-03-27 11:01:27 PM  
When I was a kid, Star Trek taught me that wearing a kilt was perfectly acceptable for formal occasions.

images3.wikia.nocookie.net

/That having been said, I'm uncomfortable in shorts, so I doubt I'd ever wear one, even though I'm descended from Glaswegians.
 
2012-03-27 11:02:14 PM  
Why he even ask?

Sometimes it is better to beg forgiveness than to ask permission.
 
2012-03-27 11:02:40 PM  
GIS of "prom kilts" (new window).

www.kiltrental.com
 
2012-03-27 11:04:05 PM  
I hate Fark's editor when it tries to auto-correct the dirty words. That was supposed to be, "Let's*124**hit*562**it**958**babe." instead of some accidental reference to coprophilia or worse. Yuck.
 
2012-03-27 11:10:13 PM  
BTW, for those out there wondering what it's like to wear a kilt out for a night on the town, be prepared to have women constantly trying to check if you're wearing anything under it. I wear my kilts a lot when I'm out doing shows and when I come off stage during my break there's almost certain to be one or who women who either reach up my kilt and grab my ass, or lift up my kilt.

For some reason many women seem to think guys in kilts are fair game for grabbing/flashing.
 
2012-03-27 11:13:04 PM  

lostinjersey: . And chicks. Dig. Kilts. Seriously. I can't tell you much women love a man in a kilt. I think its because u have to have some serious balls (confidence) to wear one, and confidence is very attractive even if you aren't. Or maybe they just find it kinky. I dunno and I don't care.


As a woman I can tell you this is 100% true. It shows off your legs, is sexy as hell, makes you stand out in a crowd, and screams "I don't give a fark about what anyone thinks, I'm going to wear what I want." There's also the whole what's under the kilt issue that makes me want to flip it up and find out.
 
2012-03-27 11:22:58 PM  

Ghastly: BTW, for those out there wondering what it's like to wear a kilt out for a night on the town, be prepared to have women constantly trying to check if you're wearing anything under it. I wear my kilts a lot when I'm out doing shows and when I come off stage during my break there's almost certain to be one or who women who either reach up my kilt and grab my ass, or lift up my kilt.

For some reason many women seem to think guys in kilts are fair game for grabbing/flashing.


The last time the hubby wore his kilt out in the public, he was poked and prodded more by the guys than the ladies. It entertained me. Though if there's older women out, beware. They're crafty. At my mum's wedding, most of her friends wore mirrors on their shoes.
 
2012-03-27 11:29:19 PM  
..and if you need a reason to buy a kilt...

www.everydayemstips.com

Link (new window)
 
2012-03-27 11:30:46 PM  
If its not in your Clan tartan its a Skirt and not a kilt. That is all.
 
2012-03-27 11:34:59 PM  

Oldiron_79: If its not in your Clan tartan its a Skirt and not a kilt. That is all.


Clan tartans are a marketing invention.
 
2012-03-28 12:05:26 AM  

Ghastly: BTW, for those out there wondering what it's like to wear a kilt out for a night on the town, be prepared to have women constantly trying to check if you're wearing anything under it. I wear my kilts a lot when I'm out doing shows and when I come off stage during my break there's almost certain to be one or who women who either reach up my kilt and grab my ass, or lift up my kilt.

For some reason many women seem to think guys in kilts are fair game for grabbing/flashing.


Yeah was wearing my kilt for St. Pats (I know Scottish not Irish but the distinction is lost on South Carolinians and women go crazy for the kilt, especially since I wear it with a great leprechaun hat and am short with a bushy reddish brown beard) and had several checks by women. Luckily my girlfriend isn't the jealous type.

Hate to admit it but the whole festival being a supposedly family event that alot of people get hammered drunk at I did choose to wear a set of funny boxers instead of the traditional commando. I didn't want to end up on a sex offender list because someone else was an idiot. Turned out to be a good call since one drunk idiot lifted my kilt all the way up
 
2012-03-28 12:06:59 AM  
Some crazy bastard in his utilikilt.

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