I'm Scottish, and as a matter of course I own a kilt in my clan tartan, Clan Gordon. I wear it quite a bit, to sports matches with a ruugby shirt or whatever, or to a formal event. I was in the states a while back and I went to a fancy do, most guys in tuxes and I turned up in my kilt, brogues, prince charlie jacket and bow tie. after about 5 minutes jsut talking normally, I suddenly became aware that 90% of the women there were either staring or had drifted over to me.
Now, I get there's still a bit of residual interest in the "what does a Scotsman wear underneath the kilt" line, but why is the kilt such a big deal? I mean, I look good in it and it's a grand piece of clothing, but the amount of interest seemed disproportional.
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It's an "outside of Scotland"thing,for sure. I belong to Clan MacLeod,and have roots in the Isle of Skye, happen to be a musician,and play several instruments, bagpipes being one of them, so I get it.I know that I'm a female ,so it's a little different, since we wear skirts all of the time, but taking it in context, it's not a big deal.A guy in Highland dress,wearing a kilt is normal, a guy in a skirt, with high heels is not.I don't personally care if a guy is into crossdressing,but others do.This is differernt, and many people outside of the UK/Scotland should be aware of that. Cultural differences, nothing more. Scotland the Brave!0