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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 kilt wearing and often also kilt forums have their starting point in formal wear.
This site, however, is not about wearing a kilt once or twice every second year. 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 kilts to suit that kind of usage. The same with accessories. You need very few. And so many different 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 it. This site is about kilt wearing made simple and straight forward. Casual first. The non-Scottish approach to kilt wearing, you may say.

3 yard edonomy kilt. Thompson Camel tartan.

The more we are, the better

Main 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.

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 way

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 who have no interest in appearing manly or be men at all and who will often wear and prefer every female garment over men’s clothes and shoes.

5 yard made-to-measure 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.
What we have in common and what counts is that you have no (secret) wish to look femme or be a woman. On the contrary you at all times want to appear manly even if you should go as far as buying and wearing a skirt, designed for women.

5 yard made-to-measure kilt, Farquharson tartan.

Sorry, but probably not for crossdressers and trans-persons

Crossdressers and trans-persons, who by definition shall have no intention of appearing manly, are welcome to stay, but it is rather unlikely that they should find anything of interest to them. To make it clear, in my terminology it takes more than just a skirt to make a cross-dresser.

Even if cross-dressers and trans-persons are probably contra-productive in bringing men in general into kilts and (manly) skirts; they, as well as other minorities, do deserve everybody’s respect and understanding. It must be everyone’s right, as long as being neither illegal nor unseemly, to live the way he or she must to feel well. And wearing women's garb is certainly and should be considered a harmless thing.

Douglas Green Modern tartan, Düsseldorf.

D2K is a no-nonsense, non-commercial, non-profit web-site, with nothing to sell or buy. It doesn’t use cookies. It doesn't 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.

All you can find here is advice, on kilts and kilt wearing; or on some appropriate skirts. And that's for free. Enjoy!


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.

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.

What to find on the Dress2kilt site

How about a kilt?

Have you ever been thinking of wearing a kilt, but have given up, because you were not Scottish? You must not be Scottish. You can be any nationality, any colour, and any belief. Only you must be man enough. And you should put emphasize on a manly appearance. The objective of the Dress2Kilt site is making you wear a kilt whenever YOU feel like it and appropriate. Therefore Casual First.

Men and kilts?

Who will wear a kilt? Don’t I have to be Scottish?? Why wear a kilt? Where and when to wear it? What’s the difference between being Scottish and not? What shall other people say? Is it true? How did the webmaster start wearing kilts? These and many more questions are answered.

The traditional kilt

Is the kilt a skirt? What makes a kilt? Fabric, yardage, pleating, tartans. Made in Scotland or imported? Made to measure or off the peg? How much can it cost?

How and where to buy a kilt?

What type of kilt? Casual or smart casual? VAT and taxes? How to get sizes right? Let's imagine we order a kilt.


Which ones make sense, which are you better without? Don't get ripped off when buying accessories.


Kilt on and out you go. You have kilt and accessories. How to get dressed correctly? Something to mind when out and about?

Non-traditional kilts

It doesn't stop with the traditional kilt. You can have solid coloured, otherwise traditional kilts, tweed kilts, and utility kilts in various designs.

How about a skirt?

Can a man wear a skirt and still appear manly? Men do wear skirts, for example sarongs, and skirts made for men are to buy. Some men, without any intention of looking femme, will even wear skirts designed for women.


Kilts in 30 different tartans, solid coloured kilts, utility kilts, and a few skirts.


Probably the most comprehensive kilt links page on the internet.

What's new?

Changes to the Dress2Kilt site.


Men and kilts

Wie wär's mit einem Kilt?

Deutsche Version.

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