Fashion Police for the Boys: The Utilikilt

Utilikilt Despite being based in Scotland, The Fashion Police do not count themselves amongst those women who go weak at the knees over Men in Kilts. Our reasons for this are twofold:

1. Kilts are made of tartan.
The Fashion Police have no love for the tartan, the Clashy McClash thing it is.

2. Most men don’t know how to wear skirts.
It’s true. You see, we women know that you move and sit differently in a skirt or dress than you do in a pair of trousers, say. It’s like one of those instinctual, feminine things we’re all born with. Men, however, do not know this. So if you ever go to a Scottish wedding, you’ll see a lot of men siting around in kilts with their legs splayed wide open, or standing in a kind of "ape" posture, in a bid to compensate for the fact that they are, in fact, wearing a skirt. "This is no skirt!" they seem to say. "This is a KILT, and by God, I am a MAN in it. Rawr!"

Of course, all of this has absolutely nothing to do with the picture above, because this is not a kilt, it’s a Utilikilt, and instead of the ubiquitous tartan, it’s made of a poly-cotton blend, with pockets. So, it’s kind of a cross between a kilt and a pair of cargo pants. Those ancient Scottish warriors could only have dreamed of such a thing.

Like it? Loathe it? Want to buy one for the man in your life?   

8 Comments

  • February 28, 2008

    Matt

    I have one and love it!!
    And the ladies dig it!!!
    It’s only a skirt if you wear something under your Utilikilt!!

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  • February 28, 2008

    Harvey

    I have three Utilikilts and one tartan casual kilt. They do need to be worn differently from trousers. UKs are very different from traditional kilts. For one, they are usually worn closer to the hips, and the fabrics used have other characteristics.
    I would wear kilts full time if work & weather allowed it.

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  • February 28, 2008

    Melissa

    I think it looks quite nice. I enjoy seeing a man in a kilt, whether he’s wearing his tartan or one the utilikilts. That could be from going to all those Highland Games, though.

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  • February 28, 2008

    rachel

    my boyfriend, who’s a carpenter,keeps talking about getting one.I wish he would as he has the most gorgeous legs!

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  • February 28, 2008

    rachel

    my boyfriend, who’s a carpenter,keeps talking about getting one.I wish he would as he has the most gorgeous legs!

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  • February 29, 2008

    Gary

    I do move differently when wearing my non-traditional kilt, probably because I know I’m being ‘evaluated’, let’s say. I’m less self conscious if my wife is on my arm or holding my hand. As to sitting, stairs, and the like, it’s a matter of common sense, modesty and respect. By the way, it’s as much one of those instinctual masculine things we’re all born with not to reveal our very best to all but the most special in our lives, as it is to keep our nethers from coming into contact with cold steel furniture. Slainte Mhath!

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  • March 3, 2008

    Doug

    I have 17 Utilikilts and gave up pants in 2003.

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  • July 4, 2009

    Moni

    Though not every man could and should wear one, I’m not generally against skirts/kilts for men. I’ve been to a lot of Gothic/medieval events so far and have seen a lot of men with kilts and long skirts, who looked gorgeous in them. You have to know how to style it, though, and it’s definitely not made for shirts and ties…

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