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    The weather here in Scotland has been quite warm over the past fortnight, about 60 degrees but we're happy with that.
    Other than walking the Kiltwalk at the end of last month and a few walks up the hills, the kilt has not been worn.
    Anyway it's mostly been shorts during the good weather which I'm told ends tomorrow. As I have said before much that i love every opportunity to wear the kilt but in hot weather it just is inappropriate, shorts are much more accommodating . I know this will meet with disapproval from our friends in warm climates but even with a lightweight kilt i feel awkward in hot weather

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    reply why I wear a kilt

    First of all I don't know, I only wear the kilt maybe 4 times a year, and that on special occasions. I live in the State of Missouri, South of Springfield, I am 75 years old and I have never seen a man wear a kilt on the street. Only on occasions, several high schools have what is called the Kilties, which is an all girl band. I have seen men wear a kilt to costume parties and that sort of thing, our area is made up of alot of Irish and Scottish descendants which I am part of the Martin clan and trace my ancestry to Scottish beginnings, on my mothers side. Now that the subject has come to my attention, I will have to try to research to find out why my area is kilt free, as for me, I guess I wear a kilt, because it is fun to do so. Is that the wrong reason? Let me know

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    Why do I wear a kilt, because I want to. I wear it every Friday at work and any other day that I fancy.

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    I think there would be two main reasons people wear the kilt: heritage/tradition and/or comfort/alternative style of clothing. I don't think you can argue against either.

    I personally wear it out of respect of my family. My grandparents/parents were really proud of our Scottish heritage, and I would hear tales of our clan, how we hid, and how we escaped prosecution (From other scotts and the british).

    Almost all my cousins on that side of the family wore tartan in some form during their weddings. Lots of my 2nd cousins/nephews/nieces carry Scottish names, including my son who carries our clan name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewtherin View Post
    First of all I don't know, I only wear the kilt maybe 4 times a year, and that on special occasions. I live in the State of Missouri, South of Springfield, I am 75 years old and I have never seen a man wear a kilt on the street. Only on occasions, several high schools have what is called the Kilties, which is an all girl band. I have seen men wear a kilt to costume parties and that sort of thing, our area is made up of alot of Irish and Scottish descendants which I am part of the Martin clan and trace my ancestry to Scottish beginnings, on my mothers side. Now that the subject has come to my attention, I will have to try to research to find out why my area is kilt free, as for me, I guess I wear a kilt, because it is fun to do so. Is that the wrong reason? Let me know
    Have more fun, wear it more often!

    As for being a klit free area, that applies to just about everwhere, including most places in Scotland most of the time. It certainly applies here in central England except for yours truly and i have come across a number of people, mainly youngsters, who do not know what a kilt is, thaough as I wear mine nearly every day, they are gradually becoming educated.
    If you are going to do it, do it in a kilt!

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    I do enjoy wearing a kilt as an alternative to trousers, and haven't found many situations I would consider 'inappropriate' to wear, unless it's a suit/tie situation at work... living in Northern California, a suit and tie are no longer mandatory office attire. After a few months of kilt wearing, first during 'casual' days, my coworkers recognize I put a lot more deliberation and intention into what I'm wearing than most.

    I do enjoy the spark of interest a kilt provides in public, allowing for conversations and getting to meet new people. I really enjoy, being 6'8" and 250 lbs, getting questions about my kilt or heritage, instead of being asked if I'm a basketball player, which is especially laughable if you ever watch me try to play. The only down side is my friends getting put out when we have a pub night, and I'm wearing my kilt, it seems to attract an undue amount of feminine attention... so much so the lot of them are on the verge of buying kilts themselves Whatever works!
    McVeigh Sept of Clan MacLean

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