Have you noticed how big the whole Celtic thing has gotten lately? It might have started with Riverdance, I don’t know, but everyone seems to be into everything Irish and Scottish. And though I find Celtic mythology absolutely fascinating, I’ve resisted jumping on the Celtic-loving bandwagon — mostly because I’m kind of perverse that way.
Well all of that changed the other day. Quite by accident, I was privileged to witness a performance by a Celtic “tribal music” group called The Wicked Tinkers. And oh, my… *fans self* Men in kilts — why didn’t anyone tell me how sexy that was? I’ve never had any strong feelings about the garments, one way or another, but to see those well-built, confident, manly men in all of their Celtic finery — let’s just say it was a sight to behold. (And the music was awesome, too, by the way. Check out their website.)
In the process of “researching” for this blog — it’s a rough life, I know — I came across a website with a pro-kilt agenda called Kiltmen. Here’s a quote from their site:
“If an alien unfamiliar with Western clothing styles were presented with a naked man and woman and asked to match them up with a skirt and trousers, it’s easy to imagine that, based on anatomy, the man would get the skirt!… Consequently, it is perfectly sensible for men to adopt kilts (or variations such as the Utilikilt) as their customary attire and let women wear the trousers.”
Hmmm. I like this argument — for many reasons. I wonder if my husband would buy it?
I also found a site called Real Men Wear Kilts, where they have some great suggestions for men who are asked, “What do you wear under your kilt?” The answers are good for a laugh.
Seriously though, here’s what I suggest: Go out and find yourself a local Celtic festival, and experience the magic yourself. I know I plan to.