Kilt, Caledonia tartan, in the mountains

Every man can wear a kilt, everywhere, any time..  


How about a kilt?



Have you ever been thinking of wearing a kilt? But have given up, because you were not Scottish? Or you thought it to be too complicated or could think of no place to wear it? Or that it might just be too expensive? You might have to think again. As a matter of fact, these years an increasing number of men all over the world, no matter their nationality, colour, heritage, belief, sexual preferences or whatever will buy and wear a kilt; and not just at events that too seldom occur, but as smart casual daily wear. And so might YOU. No need to be Scottish, just man enough.




Casual-first

Traditional kilt wearing is often regarded complicated with lots of rigid rules. For formal wear situations this might be very true. And most sites about kilts and wearing of them, as well as kilt forums do have their starting point in formal wear.
This site, however, is not about wearing a kilt once or twice every second year for that wedding or that anniversary you are not invited to anyway. It is about replacing jeans, pants, and shorts by a kilt and to wear it where and whenever you feel like it and appropriate. It is casual-first.
This implies buying kilts for this kind of usage. The same with accessories. You need very few. Even if that many different ones are to buy.

A few easy steps to go through and you can be out and about in a kilt, without being ripped off. And really be out and about, not just thinking about wearing that kilt. This site is about kilt wearing made simple and straight forward. Casual-first. The non-Scottish approach to kilt wearing, you may say.

Cheap 3-yard kilt, Thompson Camel tartan

3-yard casual kilt, Thompson Camel tartan.



Not just the traditional kilt

Focus is of course the traditional tartan kilt. But for some tasks a so-called utility kilt might be a better choice. And why should a kilt be the only skirted garment a man can wear? In fact, skirts designed for men are to buy.
And even a skirt made for women might be acceptable.


Utility kilts and skirts

Not just the traditional kilt.



The more we are, the better

So, despite this is a kilt site, other skirted garments are also dealt with. The more we are who will wear a kilt – or, in a strictly manly way, other kinds of skirted garments - and the more often we'll do it, the better and sooner it shall be accepted to the full that pants are not the only possible legwear for a man.


The Braveheart Concept

The Dress2kilt site so to speak follows the thoughts of a Californian lawyer, known as WDP/Braveheart, who at the beginning of this century introduced the MUG concept - Manly Unbifurcated Garments, meaning kilts, kilt variations (utility kilts), man skirts, and other male unbifurcated garments (sarongs and "manly" skirts).

Men wearing them he called Bravehearts, in opposition to Freestylers, being men having no interest in appearing manly and who will accordingly often or always wear and prefer every female garment over men’s clothes and shoes.

Statement
That there are men who prefer looking like women or wish they were women, we all know and should deeply respect. Only, here on this site it is about men in general, who might just want to wear a kilt (or another skirted garment).
'Men in general' is the most neutral description I have been able to come up with, in the hope of not insulting any persons or groups of persons, because this really has not been my intention.
'Normal' men could have been misunderstood, 'ordinary' men might be connected with really average men in a negative sense, and 'real' men I don't like. Too much macho. But these days you must be extremely careful with your language.



Kilt, Colquhoun tartan

5-yard wool kilt, Colquhoun tartan.



YOU are?

The person I have had in my mind when making this home page is, like me, a European without Scottish roots. But in fact, you can live everywhere, have any nationality and colour or whatever. Either you have no kilt yet, or you have a kilt which you have not yet dared wear outside, or you think you need a special event to wear it, but should like to wear it more often.


Kilt, Douglas Gree Modern tartan

Königs Allee in Düsseldorf, Germany.
5-yard made-to-measure kilt in pure new wool, Douglas Green Modern tartan.



Goal

Convince men that wearing a kilt - or another skirted garment a strictly manly way – is a non-event, something they can do whenever they feel like it and appropriate.
And that it neither has to be a science to wear a kilt nor expensive.


In English and German languages
The Dress2Kilt site is in English and German - even if neither language is mother tongue of the webmaster; but hopefully, this is not too disturbing or distracting from the main objective, to inspire more men to wear kilts (and other skirted garments a manly way) more often.

Statement
D2K is a no-nonsense, non-commercial, non-profit website, with nothing to sell or buy. And with no disturbing third-part advertising.
It does not use cookies. It does not request any registration, nor does it collect any data from you, whether tentative or not. Not even a contact formula is here. If you should wish to tell or ask me something, write me an e-mail the good old way. The address is to see at the bottom of each page. Here you can feel just as free as when out and about in a kilt.


All you can find here is advice, on kilts and on buying and wearing kilts; or on some appropriate skirts. And this is for free. Enjoy!



Next page
Kilts

Men in kilts


Who will wear a kilt? Why wearing a kilt? Where and when to wear it? What’s the difference between being Scottish and not, related to kilt wearing? What about surroundings? Is it true? These and many more questions are answered here.


What to find on the Dress2Kilt site?



Every man can wear a kilt



Kilt, Gunn Ancient tartan, Gilleleje, Denmark, with a view to Sweden.

How about a kilt?

Have you ever been thinking of wearing a kilt, but have given up, because you were not Scottish? But you must not be Scottish. You can be of any nationality, any colour, and any belief. Only you must be man enough. The objective of the Dress2Kilt site is making you wear a kilt whenever YOU feel like it and appropriate. Without needing a special event. It is about causal-first kilt wearing.


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Men and kilts

Who will wear a kilt? Why wearing a kilt? Where and when to wear it? What’s the difference between being Scottish and not, related to kilt wearing? What about surroundings? Is it true? These and many more questions are answered here.


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Webmaster's kilt story

How come that the webmaster started wearing kilts? When was it? How was it, wearing a kilt for the first time? How were reactions from his wife, his family, neighbours, and other people?


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You in a kilt?

When seeing you in a kilt, what should people say? And especially your significant other? And the ‘Kilt Police’? Shall people think you are Scottish? How about prejudices? Should you tell people you know that you have started wearing kilts or are about to do it? How do you tell them? What should your reasons be? See answers to these and many other questions here?


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What makes a kilt?

Are 8 yards of fabric a must? Or will less do? How is a kilt constructed? Learn about straps and buckles, fell, rise, pleats, length, drop.


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Is the kilt a skirt?

Scotsmen will say NO. To them and very many kilt wearers the kilt is a kilt, not a skirt. It is a garment of its very own, they say, and exclusively for men.
Calling the kilt a skirt is accordingly considered an almost unforgivable insult. But is it nevertheless a skirt?



Buy a kilt and accessorize it



Kilt

Must a kilt be expensive?

Yes, purists will say, because no less than a 16 oz. 8-yard wool kilt, sewn by hand by a skilled kilt maker in Scotland or equivalent place will do. But are they right? Read why they are probably not.


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Get the measures right

Buying your first kilt is something quite unusual. Most likely you shall buy it online, and often it shall be made to your measures. Buying a kilt is not difficult, however, and with a kilt there is some give and take. Read on, and you'll know how to make it right.


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Something to pay on top?

Details might only be of interest to EU-citizens.
What you have to pay for your kilt might not be, what you saw on the price label. And it is not only a question of shipping cost. Read about customs, VAT, and customs clearance fees when ordering your kilt in a 3rd country.



Pakistani kilt

A cheap kilt

Probably most kilts today are not sewn in Scotland, but in Pakistan. In common these "imported" kilts have that they are affordable. Some shall give you real value for your money, others little - or worse - no value. Read about where to find good, nevertheless cheap kilts.


USA Lilts Casual

A moderate priced kilt

Some established Scottish and American kiltmakers know that affordable kilts are the condition for having men start wearing kilts, especially those having no Scottish roots. They therefore offer some very good kilts which they will position as casual kilts, probably for not hurting the rest of their business. For casual wear they might be all you need. Pay under £300 and get a fine 5-yard kilt in pure new wool, which you can also wear in La Scala or the Met.


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A premium priced kilt

You'll hardly get an 8-yard kilt in pure new wool for under £300 or the equivalent. It shall be much easier to find one costing twice or three times as much. Not all premium priced kilts are sewn in Scotland. Examples are USA, Canada, England, France, and Austria.


Kilt accessories

Kilt accessories

Don't get ripped off on things you don't need. Find out, which accessories are must-haves, which are nice to have, and which you shouldn't consider at all for casual and smart casual wear, and some not even for dress-up events.




Utility kilt

A utility kilt

Utilty kilts have existed since 2000. Judged from the number of vendors who are offering them, the market for these kilts must be big. They come in very many different designs, some better than others.


Non-tartan kilt

Other kilt variants

Kilts can also be solid coloured, or come in a camouflage pattern. They can be made of tweed, denim, or leather. They can be traditional in style, or their design can deviate to the extent where they become utility kilts - or skirts.



Wear a kilt



Kilt

Kilt on!

Let’s assume you have just received and unpacked your first kilt, and the accessories you ordered. How to handle and wear all the unfamiliar things, the sporran, the belt, the socks, the flashes etc.?
What else to wear with your kilt?


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To mind when in a kilt

Now being ready for taking your kilt out into public for the first time, is there anything you should mind? Something to worry about or calling for your attention? After all a kilt is something very different, just the way it looks and especially, how it feels, wearing it.


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24/7/365 in a kilt

Now being ready for taking your kilt out into public for the first time, is there anything you should mind? Something to worry about or calling for your attention? After all a kilt is something very different, just the way it looks and especially, how it feels, wearing it.



Skirts and closing remarks



Man skirts

Man skirts

Could you as a man wear a skirt? Well, the existence of utility kilts with their non-defined designs is part of the answer. You can. Skirts on men make sense and dedicated man skirts are on the market, even if very rare. Another possibility is having a skirt designed and made for you, making it a man skirt.


Woman's skirt worn by a man

Simply skirts

Is it possible, emphasizing a manly appearance, to wear a skirt intended for women? It very much depends on the avalability of appropriate skirts. Looking at women's fashion these years, skirts tend to be increasingly feminine, too feminine for a man to wear, or they are simply replaced by dresses. Another important thing, of course, would you?


Skirt

Closing remarks

Thank you for having visited this site. Hopefully it has contributed to bring you an important step further. Now show to the world that you are man enough to pull that 'skirt', whether a traditional tartan kilt, a solid-coloured kilt, a utility kilt or some other kilt variant, a sarong, a skirt designed for men, a unisex skirt or one simply looking manly enough to also be worn by you.



Galleries



Galleries

Galleries Main Page

Links to gallery pages showing traditional kilts, solid-coloured kilts, utility kilts, man skirts, simply skirts, and pages with a mix of kilts and different skirts - 'the Braveheart way'.


Tartan kilts

Tartan kilts

Choosing a tartan can be difficult with, in principle, more than 4,000 available. In praxis they are much fewer, however, but still, it shall take you. Hundreds of kilt pictures on 32 pages, listed alphabetically and one page per tartan, might give you some indication of where to go.


Non-tartan kilts

Traditional non-tartan kilts

A traditonal kilt must not have tartans. Solid coloured kilts are becoming more and more popular. Most often they are black, but also other colours are a possibility. Three gallery pages.


Galleries

Utility kilts

If you have no Scottish roots or just want a kilt less connected with tradition and rules you might prefer a utility kilt over a traditional kilt. Or you might consider a utility kilt just an addition to your other kilts.
On seven pages you'll find slide shows featuring different utility kilts. One page for each kilt.


Skirts

Skirts

If not too keen on a kilt, or for just more variety, a skirt might be a possibility. On for example a hot summer day an appropriate skirt, to be worn instead of shorts, could even make more sense than a heavy kilt.
On five gallery pages you’ll find examples of custom-made skirts, man skirts, and simply skirts, being maybe manly enough.


The Braveheart way

The Braveheart Way

The Braveheart Way is about MEN being brave enough to include skirted garments in their wardrobe, and who dare wear them out in public, On two gallery pages kilts and skirts are mixed together with the purpose of helping you find YOUR Braveheart way, with or without a mix.



Links



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Links #1

Vendors of traditional kilts, from cheap, typically imported Pakistani kilts, whether off-the-peg or custom-made, to more expensive kilts, sewn to-your-measures in Europe or in America.
Vendors of accessories.
Tartan-mills and tartan-finders.


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Links #2

Vendors of utility kilts, sarongs, man skirts, unisex skirts, "manly" skirts, and some shorts.


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Links #3

Kilt and skirt forums, non-commercial home pages, blogs, picture galleries, videos, articles in print media and on the internet, men in kilts and skirts on stage and on the catwalk.



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