A man in a kilt: a man and a half


I saw this in the Scotland on Sunday yesterday (an excellent Sunday paper). I had to laugh at the advert. Firstly, because it was quite funny (see, we Scots can laugh at ourselves). Secondly because clearly Scotch is becoming far too successful. Rum companies are having to tailor their marketing against Scotch. Behind this advert, Rum companies are basically saying they want people to drink local. I agree with that sentiment. People should try and support their local businesses as well as enjoying our brilliant Scotch.

Thirdly, because it is misguided. A man in a kilt is a man and a half. In my experience, women love to see a man in a kilt and if my travelling is anything to go by, they love to see what a Scotsman keeps under his kilt (in certain nightclubs I’ve been to in Europe, I had to hold my kilt down for dear life).

Lucas and I have a few theories as to why a kilt is a lady attractor:

  • You feel more confident wearing one. People are attracted to confident people.
  • You stand out from the crowd
  • It improves your posture, so you stand up straight and you have no pockets to put your hands in
  • It’s a conversation starter. People ask: Which part of Scotland are you from? What  tartan are you wearing?
  • You can keep your wallet and phone in your sporran. No unsightly wallet or phone bulges in your jeans.
  • You just look awesome.

Edinburgh Whisky Blog in 21st Century kilts

(photo courtesy of Rosie Barnes-Brett)

Check out where Vin Diesel, Robbie Williams and many others purchased their kilts here

Do our Female readers agree with the kilt, or am I deluded?


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