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10 October 2008 @ 01:40 pm
No skirt. 'Tis a kilt!!  

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Prof. Jeremy M. R. F. Chesterfield-Pickles III: A Different View!alfrecht on October 10th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)
Oh crikey...

I've certainly come across people--mostly Catholic school-related folk with no Scottish or often even Irish connection at all--in the U.S. who don't know the difference between "plaid skirt" (worn by Catholic school girls) and "kilt," and need to be schooled on this. Eeesh.

And what Russian prisoners get guns and goggles? Wow...

Okay, I'll take the "overly critical" hat off now...

All that having been said, as someone on a particular fringe of the gender/sexuality continuum, it is endlessly enjoyable to me that the uber-masculine wear of Scotland is almost universally read as feminine in other places; and thus, one can wear a kilt to a straight wedding and have everyone go "Oh that's great!" when one, in fact, may be wearing it with multivalent signifiers in mind. But it just looks damn fine anyway, so who cares what the signifiers happen to be? ;)
k_smithington on October 11th, 2008 12:29 am (UTC)
Oh, well I think kilts, eyeliner, and ruffly shirts can look very nice on a man, though now these are perceived as women's clothing. Ah, well, these things will happen, but I just hope I can find someone who loves all three of these and doesn't mind how he's perceived... but enough of my giggly, girl fantasies... I'm gonna go buy some... posters of rock bands or something...