Thursday, January 01, 2009

A New Year's Treat: what's really under that Kilt? (Warning: Racy content!)

A friend emailed me these photos. I don't know the etiquette—don't know where they came from, who took them, who the subjects are (aside of true kilt-wearers).

But it was such a lovely photo essay—one that so clearly indicated the proper way to wear a kilt (along with some gaffe's and some clear gaps in lessons learned on "how to sit cross-legged in a skirt")—that I just had to share.

I remember with the success of Liam Neeson in Rob Roy, I got phone calls from journalists asking "Did you know that men in skirts were romantic?" Duh! I responded: "Men in skirts, men wrapped in bedsheets—Scots, Sheiks, we are on it. Wake up!"


Kilt + Wind

Kilt + March

Kilt + Beers

This one is my favorite. I keep searching his face to see if this was planned... He seems rather vacuously cheerful—and surely there are easier ways to lose your job—though perhaps he needed his 15 minutes of fame. Still...!

Kilt + Queen

Now you know. Happy New Year!


Brenda Coulter said...

I don't know about the other photos, but the one with the Queen has definitely been photoshopped--and it's been making the rounds on the internet for quite some time.

The original photograph, which is eyebrow-raising but not so, um...detailed appeared in the Daily Mail in 2004. Here's the link:

Isabel Swift said...


Thanks for the background--or foreground...Hmmm, better not go there! I am glad someone had the decency to photoshop something in there, as the original picture (thanks for the link) makes one wonder if a key feature has gone missing.

Making the rounds for years, eh? I am always the last to know...

David said...

Its common knowledge that there is nothing worn under a Scotsman's kilt
(it's all in fine working order)

As a Scottish Highlander I can testify that it is the only way to wear your kilt.

If you would like more information on kilts and their accessories please visit my site at

Kind Regards, and a Happy New Year,


Barbara Samuel said...

Thanks for the happy views!

Isabel Swift said...

David: thanks for the corroboration and for stopping by. I am marking my calendar for April 6, which I did not know was Tartan Day until I visited your informative website.

Barbara: hey--Happy New Year!

Jill S. said...

What does it say about me that these pictures made my day ...

Isabel Swift said...

Jill, nice to 'see' you, thanks for stopping by! And I think it says you are normal!

Anonymous said...

Oh my! I LOVE a man in a kilt!