Great site here. GREAT site.
Kiltmen is dedicated to all those ‘Bravehearts’ out there, putting forward the case for ‘kilts against trouser tyranny’. GOLD GOLD GOLD.
To quote: We are an international band of men who enjoy the freedom, comfort, pleasure, and masculine appearance of kilts or other male unbifurcated (skirt-like) garments, and who reject the absurd notion that males must always be confined to trousers. We are men in kilts, Utilikilts, and other kilt-like clothing. Our purpose is to liberate men from the “tyranny of trousers” that has been imposed upon us by Western society. We encourage and promote the wearing, acceptance, and availability of kilts and other unbifurcated garments for men.
We find out early on that kilts, robes, caftans, men’s skirts, sarongs, or ‘unbifurcated garments’ don’t confine the legs or cramp the male genitals the way that trousers do. He then pleads the case against wearing the same clobber as chicks:
Although there was a relatively brief period in history when manhood was symbolized by the wearing of trousers, this is no longer the case. Today trousers have become unisex garments that women wear most of the time. In the United States, for example, a guy wearing blue jeans will find himself dressed the same as perhaps 90 per cent of the girls. If a man wishes to distinguish his masculinity through clothing, he would do much better by strapping on a real Scottish kilt.
I love this man.
He belabours ‘the most crowded intersection in the male anatomy’ a bit, but I find the entire site to be hilarious and wonderful. He really maintains a splendid point.
We hear a lot about the tyranny of women’s clothing (with many excellent arguments made by Bek the other day) – but what about the subjugation of the gents? Why is there such a narrow range of men’s clothing available? I live in probably the most homophobic country on earth, but why can’t our lads dress up a bit, without sexuality being part of the issue?
That’s one of the reasons I love The Sartorialist, because the author gets away from the idea of fashion as an obsessive, fetishistic focus on women’s bodies. All types of well-dressed people are photographed, in particular aged Marcello-ish beauties in Florence and the like. I’m all for liberation from gender stereotyping (we women do this every day) – how about it chaps?
Back to the kilts – I’ve long stressed the point about the leg being an undervalued part of the male anatomy – an area far better highlighted with Mr Darcy-esque breeches and white hose, a tropical sarong and bare chest or even those long black leggings you see footballers practicing in at the end of the news. What’s with the baggy trousers, gents? When will I get to see a well-turned calf outside of the Sunday night BBC special? Why not embrace some unbifurcation??
Here’s a photo essay of delights:
Alan f’ing Rickman! On a sculpture! And bare feet! With a pose of derring-do! I repeat: ALAN RICKMAN IN A KILT.
Instead of plodding around with their legs confined and fabric bunched up in their crotches, they could be enjoying freedom and airiness around the legs and crotch, as well as the sensuous feeling of pleats swinging against their thighs.
Is it wrong for men to experience that kind of freedom, comfort, and pleasure?