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Kilts and cold weather

Post by Del » Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:48 am

Looking for advice (both useful and humorous) concerning the wearing a kilts in the winter months.

Any advice on style, comfort, and how to minimize shrinkage would be appreciated!

Advice on shoes and socks, too.
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Post by Skip » Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:53 am

The longer socks that utilikilts sells - those designed to be worn with work boots - can actually be pulled about half-way up the thighs. I've used those at -20 ºF. But only for a few minutes.
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Post by DepartedLight » Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:55 am

These are the best winter kilts:

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Post by Del » Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:59 am

Skip wrote:The longer socks that utilikilts sells - those designed to be worn with work boots - can actually be pulled about half-way up the thighs. I've used those at -20 ºF. But only for a few minutes.
-20°F is life-threatening weather. Only proper Arctic gear will do. But most of the winter it is +20°F, and the practical problem is getting from the car to the building.... then being comfortable indoors at 66°F.

A few of the Mock-u-mercials depict guys in winter jackets and hats, with beefy calves and winter boots.

I'm thinking a black mocker with black leather ARMY boots. I'm just wondering if it actually works.
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Post by CaptainMathias » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:00 am

I would recommend those muscle heat wraps and an air activated hand warmer for your manhood
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Post by OldWorldSwine » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:09 am

My immediate response to the post title was simply to add the words "don't mix".

When I was growing up, in the winter months we wore a rig called "ski pants", which was like a coat for your legs... or like a space suit. Now that I live in the South, Carhartts are de rigeur.

But I doff my knitted chapeau to the manly man who weareth a kilt in the winter.
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Post by AFRS » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:14 am

Shrinkage?

Wash in cold and don't put it in the dryer. This will help to avoid shrinkage. Also, don't leave in direct sunlight.

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Post by AFRS » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:21 am

I think that's what Skip was referring to, only in plaid or ghey, er, grey.

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Post by Rusty » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:27 am

AFRS wrote:Shrinkage?
At -20F in a kilt? Nekkid underneath. Are you kidding? They'll shrink alright and crawl right up under your beer belly in a supreme effort to stay warm.

The Scots weren't stupid enough to go out in the cold dressed in a kilt. They draped blankets and dead Brit carcasses over themselves to keep warm. But they mostly stayed in when it was cold and sampled the Glenmorangie to stay warm.
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Post by joegoat » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:44 pm

A good 40 oz wool tartan will help if you have the $$$, but a pair of long undergutchies cut off just above the center of the knee are great! Get a nice pair of wool kilt socks that rise to four finger widths below the center of the knee. As for the knees, sacrifices must be made. If you see two lumps beside your naval I'd head for the indoors and, as Rust said, pour a nice glass of Glenmorangie.
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Re: Kilts and cold weather

Post by Thunktank » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:53 pm

Del wrote:Looking for advice (both useful and humorous) concerning the wearing a kilts in the winter months.
Winter was why pants were invented. "Shrinkage" was a serious problem. :wink:
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Post by gaining_age » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:55 pm

Kilts and cold weather?!
Cold and Kilt weather?!

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Post by Skip » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:58 pm

Bunch of wusses. Oh, wait, most of you aren't man enough to wear a kilt in the first place, so take your opinions and hang out with the rest of the ugly women.
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Post by Thunktank » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:07 pm

Skip wrote:Bunch of wusses. Oh, wait, most of you aren't man enough to wear a kilt in the first place, so take your opinions and hang out with the rest of the ugly women.
I remember a similar comment coming from a fellow who liked to wear hot pink and knee high black leather boots! :P
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Post by DepartedLight » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:08 pm

Thunktank wrote:
Skip wrote:Bunch of wusses. Oh, wait, most of you aren't man enough to wear a kilt in the first place, so take your opinions and hang out with the rest of the ugly women.
I remember a similar comment coming from a fellow who liked to wear hot pink and knee high black leather boots! :P
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Post by AFRS » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:10 pm

Skip wrote:Bunch of wusses.
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Post by Skip » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:15 pm

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Skip wrote:Bunch of wusses.
Pix or you're one of us.
At -20, or just the kilt? If the former, you're going to be out of luck.
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Post by Thunktank » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:15 pm

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Thunktank wrote:
Skip wrote:Bunch of wusses. Oh, wait, most of you aren't man enough to wear a kilt in the first place, so take your opinions and hang out with the rest of the ugly women.
I remember a similar comment coming from a fellow who liked to wear hot pink and knee high black leather boots! :P
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