Giant Highlanders at the Salad Bar

Giant Highlanders at the Salad Bar

I hadn’t seen Kirk in awhile and he had no idea about my “Year in a Kilt” or “Life in a Kilt” experience. He was a little surprised when I showed up in my bold, Wallace tartan kilt and he said “What’s this about?” I started explaining the story to him and telling him how wearing a kilt is a great conversation starter, when the guy taking our order said, “Hey, nice kilt!”

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Taking the High Road to Scotland

Taking the High Road to Scotland

  "Braveheart" or "Brigadoon"? Depending on your age, either the Mel Gibson drama or the Gene Kelly movie musical, respectively, probably piqued your interest in Scotland. And why not? A country that battled England for its independence long before we did (it may...

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Scottish Thunder – Storming Your Castle

Scottish Thunder – Storming Your Castle

Austin, Texas has been home to a 10-gallon-hatful of innovative bands: Butthole Surfers, Spoon, Black Angels, The Dicks, Poi Dog Pondering and 13th Floor Elevators just to name a few. It cultivates an artistic environment that makes musicians explore, take chances and...

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In My Own Words: Gene R. Clevinger

In My Own Words: Gene R. Clevinger

My life in a kilt began over 50 years ago, following the brutal assassination of President John F. Kennedy. During that long weekend and following week, we were, as a Nation, glued to the glowing silver light of television as the funerary drama played out before our...

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To Your Good Health

To Your Good Health

Now that you’ve caber-tossed the Christmas tree to the curb, it’s time to think about the new year and maybe reach some of those health goals you’ve been talking about every year for the last … oh, well, we won’t talk about that. While the assortment of fine Scotch...

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Kilt of Steel

Kilt of Steel

There is something about Ray Bowen that brings to mind the blacksmiths of old. He often goes only by the name "Ray the Blacksmith," the way you imagine a metalsmith in an ancient Glaswegian village would do. His workshop is organized, yet rustic with its exposed brick...

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In My Own Words: Casey Custard

In My Own Words: Casey Custard

I wear a kilt because I love the Scottish culture. There is also some Scottish ancestry in my family. When I purchased my first modern kilt, I never realized how restricting pants really were.

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The Life of a Modern Kilt Wearer

The Life of a Modern Kilt Wearer

Whether you have attended a Renaissance festival, Celtic parade/faire, or just do not like wearing pants, you may have come to the conclusion that you would like to wear a kilt. There are many questions that come to mind for newcomers to this realm so allow me to...

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In My Own Words: Matthew Hall

In My Own Words: Matthew Hall

My wife, a woman of Scottish decent, turned to me one day and said, “You’d look good in a kilt.”
I turned and told her, “You’re weird!”
About three months later we took a trip to Seattle and my wife arranged a side trip to the Utilikilt store. When we walked in I kind of liked what I saw but still wasn’t too sure about the idea of wearing a kilt.

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