Man in Kilt
by Daniel R. Wolfe
Man in Kilt
How often do you see a man in a kilt in your area?
Kilts are gaining in popularity all over the world, but that doesn't mean that some people aren't still surprised when they see one.
This is Daniel's account of the reactions he gets from people while wearing his kilt.
This story is about a few events that I have attended wearing my kilt. The first one was my families labor day picnic.
When I first got there I was asked why I was wearing a skirt.
I stated that it was a kilt, and not a skirt.
The evening went on okay and then my cousin came and said to me, "Whats' with the kilt? where are your bagpipes?"
I said not all people wearing kilts play the bagpipes. I am wearing the kilt in honor of my heritage.
I then went to the supermarket to get some things.
When I came to the checkout I was asked the same thing. "Where are the bagpipes?" I shook my head and said not everyone uses bagpipes.
I also wear it to events that I help out with on a regular basis.
One event I wore the kilt to was known as Pride. It is an event that gay and lesbian people go to and have fun.
I was there with our animal rescue group to educate people on the many aspects of cats. One example being the importance of spaying/neutering cats.
I was walking around and noticed people giving me looks. I was thinking to myself, of all places for people to judge someone.
I am sure that no matter where I go I will be looked at differently.
I am okay with that, and it will not discourage me from wearing my kilt to other events.
So Daniel has become confident and comfortable as a man in a kilt.
I hope his experiences will encourage you to wear your kilt, whenever the opportunity presents itself.