Monday, March 28, 2011
Of all the garments men can wear, aside from jeans, the kilt seems to engender the most swoons. Now why, I wonder. Could it be the chance--just a small chance--that it might get caught in a breeze and reveal something interesting?
That might be. One of the more popular punch lines for jokes is "What does a man wear under his kilt?"--or a variation of that query. Only the particular fellow and his significant other really knows. But women have fertile imaginations, don't they?
Personally, I don't really care for the "modern" kilt--the one men wear for formal events. It's just too buttoned down. I can't imagine them fighting or doing much of anything very exciting in that prim little skirt. Now, the "great kilt"--the original, yep. That's the one worn in movies like Braveheart. That's the romantic kilt. Apparently, it's mostly a myth, unfortunately. :-(
For a very long, extensive history of the kilt, check out Wikipedia. They explain the importance of the pleating and tartans (which is also mostly a myth!) and exactly how it should be measured for the perfect fit. Sigh.
I suppose all of those things are important if you're gonna wear one to a formal dance or something. But that still doesn't answer the central question, does it? What's underneath? Aside from the obvious, of course.
Perhaps, that's where the fascination is...boxers, briefs or commando?