Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday Kilted Fun

Another dose of kilted silliness, this time regarding how high (or low) the kilt is worn...


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Year of the Kilt - Week FOUR!


This week we are talking about the Utilikilts Survival model - as well as welcoming our first guest onto the show in his first ever time wearing a kilt.

See you next week for more kilted shenanigans!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Kilt in Vegas!

Spent some Tim in Vegas this weekend for a work conference. I was the only person I saw in a kilt, which surprised me somehow.

We had a blast and even saw this display at the Hard Rock Cafe showing that even famous musicians wear the kilt from time to time.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Fun Friday

My buddy Kitt and I made this video in 2008 for the Utilikilts Mock-U-Mercial contest. We won third place, which earned us a $500 shopping spree AND a limited edition Survival model kilt, which I still wear at least once a week.


Sadly, I haven't seen anywhere near as much interaction between Utilikilts and their loyal customers in the years following The Transition Of Power. They used to be all about interaction and video contests and monthly newsletters and social media shenanigans, and now... not so much.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Week Three - Sport Kilt Review

Today we're talking about the common elements of the Kilt Outfit, a quickie review of the Sport Kilt, and some other words and stuff.
See you next week for another episode. In the meantime: KILT ON!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Funny Friday (delayed)

A little kilted silliness for you. Just took me a couple extra days to find it.


The last few days I have been out and about in the kilt and have heard compliments exclusively from younger men. I was stopped by one such youth who told me that I inspired him. Hopefully I can continue to do so for others!


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Week Two - How to Stay Warm in the Kilt

It's been a little chilly this week, so I figured I would cover how I stay warm in the kilt, even when it's zero degrees and snowing.
  • Wear your heaviest kilt. Big 16oz 8 yard kilts work great for this.
  • HUGE socks! Ok, so technically you're supposed to call them "kilt hose" but they are big socks and they do a huge part of the heavy lifting keeping your legs warm. If needed, roll them up over your knees.
  • Fabric under the kilt. I use a sarong or a couple yards of thicker plaid fabric. Works great to keep your thighs and... unmentionables toasty warm.
This week's video:

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A Tie with the Kilt

I don't often wear a tie, or necessarily dress "fancy" with the kilt. On those occasions when I do dress it up, I prefer to use an "alternative" tie knot to the standard single windsor that is so commonplace. To me, it almost seems like people have rather forgotten that there are other knots they can use!

Here is an example from last week's Fancy Friday at my place of work.


The knot here is an example of the Eldridge knot. It's a bit more complex than the knot you learned as a boy, but you'll get far more compliments on it because of that.


The rest of the outfit includes the waistcoat (vest), jacket, beret, hose, flashes, etc. The only thing I am still missing from my "fancy" kilt outfit is a proper pear of dress shoes... which I have either managed to misplace or destroy since I last looked for them.

Monday, January 12, 2015

More snow!

Flagstaff is in the middle of another snowstorm today. I'll be out and about in the kilt - and some big socks - rain, snow, or shine!

Here's a photo my lady took of me and a friend out wheeling our FJ Cruisers in the snow last week.

Can you tell which one is me? ;-)


I spent plenty of time in the snow, hooking up tow ropes and clambering around up to my thighs in it.
Overall, not a bad experience - though without the car to keep me warm, I might have lost a few bits.



Friday, January 9, 2015

Friday Fun!

The kilt, as described by Michael McIntyre (and most people who don't "get it").


To be as opposite from the English as humanly possible...

  • A skirt, instead of trousers
  • A multicolored skirt instead of black trousers
  • Long White Hockeysocks instead of little black socks
  • No underpants, because the English wear underpants (Got me balls hangin' out!)
  • A bag instead of pockets
  • A Hairy Cockbag instead of pockets
  • And a knife for anybody who takes issue with the whole thing.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Youtube Channel - Week One!


My first week of the 2015 Year of the Kilt, including a quickie product review of the Utilikilts Workman's Kilt!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Down with Pants!

Had a quick install this morning for work. Got out of those pants by noon and am enjoying the rest of the day in my Limited Edition Survival by Utilikilts. More on this particular kilt later.

Welcome!

It is happening. I am going to wear a kilt for 365 consecutive days. I started January 1, 2015 and I'm going all the way to New Years in 2016.

New Years 2015... in 10" of fresh snow.
WHO?
Oh, right. Hi there. My name is Matt. I've been wearing kilts since 2007. I'm a photographer and a 4x4 adventurist. I live in Flagstaff, AZ where we average 100" of snow each year. I'm of Irish/English descent, but that part doesn't really matter; I'd be wearing the kilt regardless because it is so damn comfy!

WHY?
I dunno, why not? It's a fun project that keeps me in kilts and keeps me doing fun new things. This is NOT the result of a dare, losing a bet, or any other unfortunate circumstance. I'm just doing it because I like wearing kilts.
This website is where I will post updates from my adventures in the kilts, reviews of the various kilts I am wearing, YouTube videos and other generally awesome kilt-content.

KILT?
Yup. Pleated skirt made for guys. I have several. You can call it a skirt (all kilts are skirts, but not all skirts are kilts) or a kilt, but if you call it a dress, we might have a problem.

ALL YEAR?
That's the plan. Of course, for work I am occasionally required to climb ladders. On those days, I generally won't wear the kilt at work, but 95% of the time I will be in the kilt all day. The other 5%, I'll be back in the kilt as soon as I'm done with the ladders.

HOW DID THIS COME ABOUT?
I have Rick to thank for that. He's the guy at Life in a Kilt, and his journey started in 2012 when he turned 50 and decided to wear the kilt for a year. That year has turned into a nearly full-time thing for him and he appears to have had fun during his year and the years since. While I'm not much for "New Years Resolutions," I do like a good project. Documenting my year in a kilt is a project that will keep me amused for the year and will help me learn a thing or two about all things kilt.

Have a suggestion for me to check out? Want to send mea product to review on this site? Drop me an email: kilts@mattbeaty.net

Cheers!