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Real Men Wear Kilts Part 2

I am glad that I have grown into a man I can respect and admire. When I decided to buy my first kilt, I wasn’t sure how often I would wear it. I had never been around guys who wear kilts, even though I have Scottish ancestry on my Mom’s side. Now, I don’t see life without one. It fits me… pure and simple. I know that I rock the kilt and other people feel it too. Still looking into getting a traditional Scottish one…let me know if anyone has a good lead on one.

Here are a few celebrities in their kilts. They look handsome and masculine — not to mention hot. They are secure in themselves and make it all seem effortless.

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I finally had the nerve to wear one to work, even if it was for Halloween. I was dressed as a Celtic Warrior with face paint, sword and shield. It turned out pretty good — I even won an award for “Most Creative.”

Here’s the Top 10 Reasons to Wear a Kilt:

  1. Kilts are versatile. They look good dressed up or dressed down. Wear it with a T-shirt and boots and you are ready for hiking. Add a shirt, tie and dress shoes and you are ready for a wedding.
  2. Kilts express one’s individuality. A man has to be willing to say, “I’m different” to wear one and not be afraid to have people stare. Who doesn’t love an independent, free-thinking guy?
  3. Kilts are comfortable. Given the genetic equipment they have, more men should be wearing them. Much more comfortable and air conditioned than any pair of pants or shorts.
  4. Kilts are conversation starters. Wear one and you will be sure to get talked to at a party. And remembered too. As the song says “Let’s give them something to talk about.” The most popular question of course is “What’s under the kilt?”
  5. Kilts show off a man’s heritage. It means he respects tradition and honors the past. And that he has great admiration for his family history.
  6. Kilts make you smile. I have never seen a guy wearing one who didn’t seem in a good mood. Smiling is contagious too, the people who see you in it are often smiling too.
  7. Kilts are fun. Because they move, as you move. They are great for dancing and hiking.
  8. Kilts show a sense of adventure. Think Braveheart — A sword-wielding, hell-raising, testosterone-filled hunk of man ready to conquer the world.
  9. Kilts improve your self-esteem. You will feel more comfortable in your own skin. And those around you will notice it too.
  10. Kilts are sexy. They hide as much as they reveal. Plus don’t forget — the easy access.

Strangers love to compliment me on my kilt. Here are some recent comments:

  • A woman saw me in one at church. She said to me “You know who you are.” I most certainly agree.
  • I was walking near home and a guy stopped his car to tell me in a very thick Scottish accent that I was looking good in my kilt and told me about the Scottish festival coming up in a few months.
  • Started a conversation with a guy waiting in line for the bathroom on New Year’s Eve. I was wearing my beige original Utilikilt at the time. He asked how many I had, and I told him I had four. He said he had one himself and even won the Kilt Man of the Month Contest from Utilikilts.

And lastly, I want to give shout-out to Richard at Skilt Kilt. I found them here on WordPress. They have some cool kilts for sale. I look forward to owning one someday. Check out their site here. And another shout out to Jenneviere at Utilikilts — my favorite source for casual kilts in America.

Cheers to all the Real Men out there wearing kilts. I hope you join us.

If you are in Southern California, please join the California Men’s Gathering (CMG) as we make a trek to the 19th Annual Scottish Festival and Games in Long Beach, CA on Saturday, February 18th, 2012.

Spice69man is a Los Angeles-based writer and designer. Be sure to check out the latest T-Shirts for sale here, including the Real Men Wear Kilts line. They make great gifts for Valentine’s Day and birthdays.

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