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!