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    Question The Ultimate Question

    Hello all-

    Im new to the world of kilts, and I just bought my first kilt from Utilikilts, and I have a question. I'v looked all over the net for the answer, wich is how I found this site. well...here we go....How do you answer "nature's Call" when kilted? ( I dont want my kilt to touch the urinal when useing a mens restroom, and the "lift and go" stragety just seems wrong.

    anyway, I just moved to seattle from san francisco, and dont know any one else who owns a kilt, so if there are any kilted people here in seattle who want to hang out and have a Guinness or three, let me know. It would be nice to hang out with a few others in the kilted community.

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    Talking

    First, Welcome to the site from Central Florida!
    Second, believe me you will get the hang of it. You will get better with each try, , we all went thru this same situation and have "Over come" the difficulty that you are having right now. Hang in there and "Kilt On"
    I don't believe the idea is to arrive in heaven in a well preserved body! But to slide in side ways,Kilt A' Fly'n! Scream'en "Mon Wha A Ride" Kilted Santas
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    "Lift and go" is RIGHT! and part of the convenience of wearing a kilt.

    BTW, Welcome!

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    Hi Ry and welcome.

    Your tactics depend on whether you are wearing underwear or not.

    In the first instance move your sporran on to your left hip (gives access to the aprons)

    Either fold aprons back and then just go (no underwear) or fumble and extract and then go, holding the under apron with your forearm if hand is needed for directional control.

    The other method is to grip hem of both aprons in both hands, raise together and then go. This method might be OK if there is no need for any directional control, but if only one hand is used to raise aprons then spare material could 'swish' into the danger zone.

    In my early days I tried all the methods in the privacy of my bedroom in front of a full length mirror. It is easy to see then (without actually going) what will work for you and what won't. Another option is to use a toilet rather than a urinal - a kilt wearing man will be the centre of attention at most times, but there are times when we could do with some privacy. Especially in the 'early days', when you are just getting used to the whole thing. Remember, not all men are created equal and what works for one might just kill the next man.

    Regards

    Chas

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    Try this: with your right hand, grab both aprons at the lower right corner of the apron. Pick up, and hand off to the left hand. Hold there with hand/forearm/elbow, as convenient.

    When new to the kilt, we have a tendency to over-think the process. I'm certain that I did, at any rate.

    Ken Sallenger - apprentice kiltmaker, journeyman curmudgeon

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    Thumbs up

    "lift and go" thats the ticket!

    Order of the Dandelion, The Houston Area Kilt Society, Bald Rabble in Kilts, Kilted Texas Rabble Rousers, The Flatcap Confederation, Kilted Playtron Group.
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    When you gotta go bad enough, you'll figure it out
    Seriously though, I do use the stall. A kilt at a urinal is just more of a show than I want to put on.
    It don't mean a thing, if you aint got that swing!!
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    Guess everyone is different in their approach - I not only prefer to use a stall but to sit down, remembering to sweep the pleats out of position first!
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    Welcome to X-Marks! To answer your question, lift and go is RIGHT! That's just one of the advantages the kilt has over pants. And stick with the stall rather than a urinal. To be blunt, it's easier to keep your kilt free of both porcelain and backsplash.
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    With a crowd in the loo, I prefer to use the stall for modesty.. as pointed out, you are already the center of attention...lol

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