Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Many of yesterday’s revels included marching bands and men in kilts, which led me to the age-old burning female question – what do men wear under those tartan skirts: boxers, briefs or ???
If you take a scientific poll you will get a variety of answers – everything from “Nothing is worn under the kilt, it’s all in perfect working order” or “The future of bonnie Scotland” or even simply, “Shoes and socks.”
The term for buff behavior under the kilt is often referred to as “going regimental” or “going commando.” Apparently, in the military, where the custom began, and is upheld to this day (except at public events in windy weather) “military practice” is the norm.
However, there is a raging debate that has recently been taken up, particularly by kilt makers who rent their tartan skirts for formal functions. One of the industry’s largest kilt clothiers, Slanj, (http://www.slanjkilts.com/) is requesting that men wear undergarments when wearing their rentals, primarily for hygenic reasons, even though the kilts are dry cleaned after each rental.
Slanj has come up with a friendly little ditty that is posted in all their stores, which reads,."Though Scots like to prance, about in their kilts wearing nae pants, fir the next punter make it fair, dinnae firgit to wear a pair."
Something to consider the next time you see a man in a kilt.