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5 Reasons to Wear Kilts at Christmas

Tis the season! I love the holidays especially Christmas. It is a magical time, with all the lights, great music, plus time with loved ones. As a kilt wearer this is a great time, and I will tell you why. Here are the 5 reasons to wear kilts to all your Christmas parties and celebrations:100_3323

  1. They are festive. So many tartans already have red or green in them, add in a nice shirt, tie, and jacket — and you have the making of a fun and festive outfit. I have even worn some of my Utilikilts with a red tux shirt and it looked cool too.
  1. They are a conversation starter. At this time of year, you usually go to a few parties, whether work, church, neighbors, friends or family. You will be meeting new people for sure. Kilts are a great conversation starter. I have had more people comment on my kilt than I ever did wearing a suit. And people usually approach me first… which is nice. Believe it or not, I am a bit of an introvert.
  2. You will look sharp. No doubt about it, you will probably be one of the best dressed people at the party. Kilt wearers are known for bringing out the big guns at the holidays… their nicest kilts, shirts, sporrans, kilt pins, jackets etc.
  3. You made yourself memorable. More and more strangers at parties want to take pictures with me because they love the kilt. And if they don’t remember my name the next time they see me, they sure remember the kilt — even if I am not wearing one the next time I see them.
  1. You expressed yourself. Who says real men don’t wear kilts? I say they do. I always felt that I wanted to fit in as I was growing up. Now I know that I was born to stand out! I get to express my personality and individuality through my wardrobe — more so than by wearing Dockers and a bad Christmas sweater would.

So kilt up this holiday season! You are sure to be a hit at all your holiday functions. Thanks to all my readers — may you have a blessed holiday season. And I look forward to new blog topics in the New Year.

KiltManinSoCal is a Los Angeles-based writer and designer. Be sure to check out the latest T-Shirts for sale here, including Marriage Equality and Real Men Wear Kilts lines. They make great gifts for friends, family and loved ones.

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It Got Better — Celebrating my 50th Birthday

The following speech was given on May 4, 2014 on the occasion of my 50th birthday:

Thanks for coming to Dan’s Fun Fabulous 50th Fiesta. This party has been in the works for the past year! The sad thing is — it may not have happened at all. And that’s because when I was a scared teenager I wanted to kill myself. Boy, am I glad that I didn’t! Life not only got better — it got awesome.Dan's B-Day

I’ve realized that I can be the fun, funky, lovable, caring individual I am today — and that’s all because I let me be me. I don’t have to fit in — cause I was born to stand out!

First off, thank you God for giving me strength and such a good life.

Thanks to my parents for doing such a great job raising me. Thanks to my siblings and all extended family.

Thanks to all my friends for taking a chance to know someone who may not be the easiest person to get to know.

I want to take a moment to remember all those friends and family members who have died — including our friend, Elliott, this past week. I know I am a better person for having known you.

And finally, thanks to my fiancé, Rasheed, for all that you do— for loving me and letting me grow.

Now enough with the mushy stuff. Let’s get back to the party!

KiltManinSoCal is a Los Angeles-based writer and designer. Be sure to check out the latest T-Shirts for sale here, including Marriage Equality and Real Men Wear Kilts lines. They make great gifts for friends, family and loved ones.

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