With more and more people discovering their Irish and Scottish heritage, kilt-wearing has become a growing and modern trend. Kilts are conversation pieces, so we want to arm you with best kilt lore and functionality, lest you get deluged with awkward questions when you boldly display your tartan pride.
Though we’re not here for an extensive history lesson today, we thought a few words about kilt function and origin would be a formidable enter into why men wear kilts.
Kilts, more than a costume
Many people wear their kilts as a costume, but not only on Halloween. If you’re supporting an Irish or Scottish sports team, wear a kilt to the game or the pub. Or, wear your kilt to one of the many regional Irish weekend festivals in the United States. Top off your kilt with a “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” pin if you’re feeling your Irish “cheek.”
Know how to dance an Irish jig? Wear your kilt for increased impact and authenticity. Kilts are essential for battle reenactments, community dances, or historical celebrations of the “old country.”
A kilt for every day of the week
Some men love the fit and function of kilts enough to wear them all the time. A good kilt moves with you, looks great with knee socks and hiking boots and shows the world you want to stand out in style and significance.
Not only do kilts come in clan-centric tartans, but they also lend themselves naturally to more conventional fabrics that wear well and provide an extra function. Kilts fit in at the office, on the trail, mowing the lawn, or tossing the odd caber on the weekends.
You can sport them at your kids’ playdates at the park, while loading and unloading your pick up truck, or while clicking away at your laptop for your Celtic heritage blog.
Pro tip: The Celtic Croft has a host of material options for ceremonial, formal, and casual tartans and plan-fabric kilts for every use under the fine Irish sun.
Kilts in the movies
Of course, everyone knows about Braveheart. The kilts, the blue-and-white faces, and the call for FREEDOM are etched in the minds of many Celtic enthusiasts. While the Braveheart kilts For Men is likely historically inaccurate, there is nothing wrong with celebrating your love for Scottish heritage with this iconic look.
Our favorite nod to kilts on the big screen goes to the British film Four Weddings and a Funeral. Watch for the best quote from actress Andie McDowel, as she’s marrying a Scottsman. She imagines out loud what her late father would have said were he making a toast: “Great dress babe, but why are you marrying the stiff in the skirt?”
We bet you want to go straight to your streaming service and watch the movie. We approve.