Real difference between a kilt and a skirt?

General discussion of skirt and kilt-based fashion for men, and stuff that goes with skirts and kilts.

Re: Real difference between a kilt and a skirt?

Postby crfriend » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:29 am

STEVIE wrote:Eider it is or isn't [...]

Now that was clever! Well plaid.
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Re: Real difference between a kilt and a skirt?

Postby STEVIE » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:35 pm

crfriend wrote: Well plaid.

I pleat guilty M'Lud!

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Re: Real difference between a kilt and a skirt?

Postby aussie08 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:39 am

Try eight yards of material
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Re: Real difference between a kilt and a skirt?

Postby mishawakaskirt » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:39 pm

new2skirts wrote:
Stu wrote:Let's call things what they are. A kilt is a type of skirt just as a penguin is a type of bird.
Birds have wings, but not all birds fly, which is true of the penguin :mrgreen:



Ok now I get it!

I'll explain awhile back on a novelty t shirt site ( I don't remember which one) I saw a t shirt with a animated penguin in a kilt. At the time I remember thinking "I don't get it" now I do.
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Re: Real difference between a kilt and a skirt?

Postby STEVIE » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:57 pm

The real difference is around £600 or so.
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Re: Real difference between a kilt and a skirt?

Postby Big and Bashful » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:44 pm

I must echo Stevie,
My kilt is 12 yards of wool, weighs about 2 tons (or tonnes if you are watching in black and white!) no pockets, no zips, wrap around, and cost hundreds of UK poundses. All my skirts cost well under £100, even tailor made. I find skirts much easier to wear due to the lack of huge pleats. I like skirts that are longer than knee length, less to worry about when sitting. Anything much above knee length makes me feel uncomfortable, I haven't worn shorts since I was a kid in primary school and am used to having warm knees.
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Re: Real difference between a kilt and a skirt?

Postby skirtyscot » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:57 am

One's a skirt, the other... well, you'll get kilt if you call it a skirt.
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Re: Real difference between a kilt and a skirt?

Postby Stu » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:42 am

A kilt is a type of skirt just as an octopus is a type of fish.
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Re: Real difference between a kilt and a skirt?

Postby Stu » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:52 am

Imagine you were a schoolboy and your school had decided a new, season-based uniform policy. That would consist of trousers for all in the colder months, but you were invited to vote on what should be the summer uniform for both sexes, and the options were (1) shorts; (2) lightweight kilt or (3) skirt of the same style that girls already wear. Which would you choose? I can see advantages in each.
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Re: Real difference between a kilt and a skirt?

Postby Jim » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:00 am

Stu wrote:A kilt is a type of skirt just as an octopus is a type of fish.

Are there definitions of "fish" that include octopi? I hadn't heard that. "Seafood" yes, "fish" no.
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Re: Real difference between a kilt and a skirt?

Postby Stu » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:20 am

Jim - fair point. I think most biologists would say an octopus is a cephalopod rather than a fish as it is an invertebrate. I was drawing the analogy that some things are prototypical of their category, like a red deer is typical of the species, while others are not - like a rhino (an ungulate and relative of all deer species).

If you were to define the word "skirt" precisely, I reckon your definition would necessarily encompass what kilts are.
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Re: Real difference between a kilt and a skirt?

Postby eightofnine » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:32 pm

I'm sure i seen a photo somewhere a guy wearing a kilt and t shirt with the the phrase if it was a skirt i'd be wearing underwear
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Re: Real difference between a kilt and a skirt?

Postby mishawakaskirt » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:35 am

eightofnine wrote:I'm sure i seen a photo somewhere a guy wearing a kilt and t shirt with the the phrase if it was a skirt i'd be wearing underwear



Then all of my Tartan kilts are apparently... Skirts.

I Wear underwear under all my clothing regardless of what it is. It makes sense to help keep clothing cleaner, and of course with kilts and skirts provides one last layer of modesty.

I personally hate the jocular kilting t shirts and memes that are found thru out the internet.
Referencing, cold hands, lipstick, balls, finding out ,etc. I wear kilts because they are comfortable and my heritage. Not because I want to get gropped, or get lucky. Or be part of a jocular punch line.

That's my biggest fear when being kilted is getting kilt checked.
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Re: Real difference between a kilt and a skirt?

Postby Gusto10 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:28 am

mishawakaskirt wrote:
eightofnine wrote:I'm sure i seen a photo somewhere a guy wearing a kilt and t shirt with the the phrase if it was a skirt i'd be wearing underwear



Then all of my Tartan kilts are apparently... Skirts.

I Wear underwear under all my clothing regardless of what it is. It makes sense to help keep clothing cleaner, and of course with kilts and skirts provides one last layer of modesty.

I personally hate the jocular kilting t shirts and memes that are found thru out the internet.
Referencing, cold hands, lipstick, balls, finding out ,etc. I wear kilts because they are comfortable and my heritage. Not because I want to get gropped, or get lucky. Or be part of a jocular punch line.

That's my biggest fear when being kilted is getting kilt checked.


I thought that what is worn under whatever outer garment is not te be discussed.
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Re: Real difference between a kilt and a skirt?

Postby r.m.anderson » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:49 am

Gusto10 wrote:
mishawakaskirt wrote:
eightofnine wrote:I'm sure i seen a photo somewhere a guy wearing a kilt and t shirt with the the phrase if it was a skirt i'd be wearing underwear



Then all of my Tartan kilts are apparently... Skirts.

I Wear underwear under all my clothing regardless of what it is. It makes sense to help keep clothing cleaner, and of course with kilts and skirts provides one last layer of modesty.

I personally hate the jocular kilting t shirts and memes that are found thru out the internet.
Referencing, cold hands, lipstick, balls, finding out ,etc. I wear kilts because they are comfortable and my heritage. Not because I want to get gropped, or get lucky. Or be part of a jocular punch line.

That's my biggest fear when being kilted is getting kilt checked.


I thought that what is worn under whatever outer garment is not te be discussed.


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I thought that what is worn under whatever outer garment is not te be discussed

Yes that would be correct but as long as the specific nomenclature of the lingerie is not detailed then wearing something is better than none at all.
Don't dwell or tarry too long on this - just move on - what one (under) wears is one's own business and should maintain the mystery of kilt - enough said noted !
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