Saturday, May 4, 2013

The Year is Over!

My year in a kilt has been successfully completed! Please visit my new blog at for more adventures in a kilt.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Perils of Updating

If you've been checking in to this blog regularly it might appear that I haven't done any updates in awhile. But that's only partially correct. Not too long after I started the blog my computer developed a bad hard drive and became almost unusable. I kept putting off repairs since I had other internet access and I only used my desktop computer when I had to. When using mobile devices it's so much easier to interact with Facebook and Twitter than it is with this blog so I've done most of my updating on the Year In A Kilt Facebook page. If you haven't visited the page, please do. You don't even have to have Facebook to check it out. Anyway, I recently sent my computer to the doctor for repairs and it should be back in a day or two. At that point I should be doing many more updates here for those who just don't want to mess around with anything Facebook. So hang on. Lots of new photos and updates are coming!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Adventures in Interstate Travel

A couple of new kilt adventures today. Went to the theatre, which I think was the first time since wearing the kilt. Not really a big deal but sitting on pleats in those theatre chairs for three hours isn't much fun.

The other adventure was on the way to the theatre when I got a flat and had to change a tire on the interstate while wearing kilt and tie. Fortunately no damage was done to the kilt in the process but I think several passers by may have caught a glimpse of the lug nuts. Next time I put those things in the hub cap.

I decided to document the kilt outfit but while taking the photo a huge storm broke out. You can see the beginnings in the photo. Still, not a bad day.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Manly? [UPDATE]

Tampons purchased without incident. Well, except when one of the supermarket employees saw me and yelled "Hey, it's skirt-man!" I should have yelled back "Hey, it's name tag and vest guy!" Even though all went well, I still can't help but think there's probably a YouTube video of it out there now.


My girlfriend just asked me to buy tampons. Normally I've never cared about doing that but I've never had to do that while wearing a kilt. Maybe it sounds ridiculous but there are enough jokes about kilt wearing that one has to hear without knowing you will be the funny story someone tells at the end of the day about the "guy in the dress buying tampons." I'm thinking it would be a good time to buy lots of man stuff. Motor oil, Guinness, power drill, tampons. Maybe that won't look too strange. Perhaps I should drink the Guinness first.

Monday, July 16, 2012


A couple of photos of me in the workshop wearing the Scottish National tartan. Are black boots with a brown sporran appropriate?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Business Meeting Attire

Had a business meeting today with a client in Macon, Georgia and decided to rock it with the Black Watch tartan. I should wear this kilt more often.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Independence Day 2012

A few photos from today in the MacDonald tartan. Hope your Independence Day celebration was safe, fun and loud.

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Heat Is On

Wow, it sure has been a scorcher here in the southern USA. In fact, I guess it's been uncomfortably hot in many areas of the country. It's weather like this that makes me glad I didn't spend all my budget on a heavy wool kilt. I still don't have a wool kilt and I hope to get one before winter comes back around but right now I'm enjoying the advantages of wearing my light-weight SportKilts. The SportKilts were the first kilts I purchased on my year-long kilt journey and, while I really liked them, I began to realize they weren't the warmest kilts to wear when it started turning colder. They are very nice casual kilts but the material is a much thinner weight than one would want for the winter. Fortunately this is the very quality that makes them perfect for summer wearing. In the 100+ degree weather they keep me quite cool and comfortable. At least as comfortable as I can be in that kind of heat. And I should mention that I'm not at all a fan of weather above 75 degrees. I really think I need to consider a move to Maine.

Have you been able to check out the A Year In A Kilt Facebook Page? The page more than doubled in "friends" the last 24 hours. It's getting to be a bit unruly over there. It is its own kind of party for sure. Check it out if you don't mind a dose of wacky adventure in your Facebooking. I'm hoping to put up some new photos this week. Be on the lookout!