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    Unexpected compliment.

    Most mornings I walk my grandson to school wearing a kilt, sometimes in cycling gear but usually a kilt. This morning was an exception, I was in clothes more suited to crawling around in the loft cutting up joists with a circular saw. (Think lots of dust.) I got stopped by a lady walking her dog who asked if it was I she usually saw wearing a kilt. When I confirmed it was, she said it made her happy each morning she saw me in a kilt. Not sure why she chose this morning to say it, but I did have a tartan shirt on.



    Maybe next time our paths cross I'll ask why seeing a kilt made her happy, this morning I was in a hurry to get to work. The sooner finished, the sooner the kilt can go back on, trousers feel really restrictive after a few hours.
    If you are going to do it, do it in a kilt!


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    I've found that wearing the kilt seems to brighten people's days. Some just appreciate seeing something different, others get a laugh from it. Either way, it made someone smile, that works by me.

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    love the kilt`

    I also have the same when some to the ladies visit the store. They look forward to seeing he guy in the kilt, some ask why the kilt and some want me to talk their husbands into wearing a kilt to that I say all you have to do is get them in it once and they will be hooked lol. But it's good to make people smile with a kilt or a smile it's all good.

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    As a follow up to the original post, I met the same lady a few days ago and this time I was wearing a kilt so I asked her what the attraction of a kilt was for her and she said she'd just divorced a MacGregor! She also has some other Scottish relatives.
    If you are going to do it, do it in a kilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumpmonkey View Post
    I've found that wearing the kilt seems to brighten people's days. Some just appreciate seeing something different, others get a laugh from it. Either way, it made someone smile, that works by me.
    Quote Originally Posted by mckilty
    I also have the same when some to the ladies visit the store. They look forward to seeing he guy in the kilt, some ask why the kilt and some want me to talk their husbands into wearing a kilt to that I say all you have to do is get them in it once and they will be hooked lol. But it's good to make people smile with a kilt or a smile it's all good.
    Yes, I've also experienced this. Two old ladies that live in my flat have said that I look great in a kilt and it made their day. Some old gentlemen have gave their positive comments. Quite a few people have beeped their car horns at me when passing on the road. I get the occasional jokers in traffic, a guy in a car once shouted "Donald where's yer troosers?" and a whole van of craftsmen shouted "FREEDOM!!!" in passing by me.

    Then, you get the occasional people who mock you and be rude to you. Any Americans or Canadians get this?
    Last edited by PatrickHughes123; 20th July 18 at 07:00 PM.

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    Just quiet, polite compliments in passing.
    Rev'd Father Bill White: Retired Parish Priest & Elementary Headmaster, lover of God, people (most of them!) dogs, joy, humour & clarity. Theologian, teacher, philosopher, linguist, dreamer, traditionalist, bon-vivant, encourager of hearts & souls & a firm believer in dignity, decency, & duty. A proud Sinclair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Father Bill View Post
    Just quiet, polite compliments in passing.
    So rude teenagers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickHughes123 View Post
    So rude teenagers?
    Not yet. Not much of that in this part of the world.
    Rev'd Father Bill White: Retired Parish Priest & Elementary Headmaster, lover of God, people (most of them!) dogs, joy, humour & clarity. Theologian, teacher, philosopher, linguist, dreamer, traditionalist, bon-vivant, encourager of hearts & souls & a firm believer in dignity, decency, & duty. A proud Sinclair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickHughes123 View Post
    Then, you get the occasional people who mock you and be rude to you. Any Americans or Canadians get this?
    I'm American, but I live in Lancashire, UK. I don't really get any of this sort of thing, but I think it depends on where you go and how you carry yourself while wearing the kilt. I don't mean like a tough guy. I mean with confidence and like it's the most natural thing in the world, which it is.

    As for teenagers, they mostly notice my sgian dubh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickHughes123 View Post
    So rude teenagers?
    I live in a major city here in Ontario Canada and have had all sorts of run ins with teenagers and septuagenarians alike, most of the time it is a compliment, just the other day I ran into an older woman at our local Whole Foods from Scotland, we have talked before but this time I was in line paying and she interrupted me to say I made her day again. As for teenagers lately all I get from them is comments like "Awesome kilt." Once at work about 10 years ago a girl I worked with sang Donald wheres you're troosers to me when I came in for my shift. I was asked by an older Scottish woman what right I had wearing a kilt. The comments keep coming and for the emost part they are positive. I work in a church and often wear the kilt on a Sunday and everyone there really loves to see it.

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