11th June 06, 02:17 PM
This afternoon I stopped at a small town "beginning of summer" festival to hear a friend's band play, while walking about I heard a lady say "look a leather kilt, how wonderful". I didn't bother to tell her it was actualy a black denim Utilikilt, thought I'd just let her think what she wanted.
On the way home I stopped to get a few bits at the grocery store, a after getting out of the car and straighting out the pleats I was asked by a guy if I was wearing a "training kilt" - not that is a new one for me. Trying as harda as I could to not laugh, I told him that no it was a real kilt, and that it was in fact a Utilikilt. Strange the comments folks come up with when confronted with something new or not to common.
Both of these seem odd to me,as I normally don't even hear comments (or is it I don't pay a mind to them anymore).
11th June 06, 02:49 PM
I strongly suspect that the guy was trying his best to be a wise a**.
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11th June 06, 03:10 PM
I might have told him yes, it's a training kilt, and it's needed for potty training before wearing the genuine article.
Originally Posted by Freedomlover
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11th June 06, 11:36 PM
I'm thinking a nice comeback to the "training kilt" might go something like this:
"Yeah it is, when I outgrew my pants I had to go to a training kilt. If the damn thing gets any bigger I'll have to get me a real one!"
.. the kilt had concealed a blaster strapped to one thigh and a knife to the other. He was aware of the present gentle customs against personal weapons, but he felt naked without them. Such customs were nonsense anyhow, foolishment from old women - there was no such thing as "dangerous weapons," only dangerous people.
--Robert Heinlein in Methuselah's Children
12th June 06, 07:16 AM
Yasih, that is great! Glad I was not drinking for that one.
The kilt concealed a blaster strapped to his thigh. Lazarus Long
12th June 06, 07:45 AM
It could be possible he thought you were a Highland Games athlete and that you were wearing a plain kilt to "train" in so as not to mess up your tartan kilt.
13th June 06, 12:09 PM
I was talking with an unnamed kilt vendor last year at one of the local Highland Games.
I told her I had a utilikilt, but was now interested in getting a traditional kilt.
She said that it's "pretty common" for someone to start with a utilikilt - or other non-traditional kilt, and decide they like it so much they want to get a traditional style.
She said that for that reason, she (and supposedly other kilt vendors) sometimes referred to utilikilts as "training kilts."
Personally, I didn't think she was trying to be insulting with the term.
13th June 06, 12:23 PM
yes this is partly true in my case. I purchased a sport last summer and tried to dress it up. To the untrained eye it looked OK. But thanks to this site I quickly realised ther were innexpencive kilts which would dress up better.
I still wear my sport for transitioning out of wet kayak gear, and at the bar after paddling, It is perfect.
It could be considered a training kilt. Because it is definitely part of my training gear.
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13th June 06, 12:24 PM
It's not really derogatory in that sense. Most people don't want to shell out the money that's typically charged for a full-blown traditional, but they can afford the contemporaries.
Originally Posted by Streetcar
Then, once they find out that they like wearing the kilt, they decide to save up for the "real thing".
We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance. - Japanese Proverb