Walking the dog (not a euphemism, lol)

Kilt-based fashions, both traditional and contemporary. Come on guys, bring on the pleats!
Post Reply
User avatar
Epiceneguy
Active Member
Posts: 57
Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:22 pm
Location: UK

Walking the dog (not a euphemism, lol)

Post by Epiceneguy »

So I took my dog for a walk in a near by woods last Thursday and decided as it was an out of the way place I'd wear my kilt, it was the right decision, it was so comfortable and felt great, I even felt quite 'macho' in a weird way (eat your heart out Gibson!!!! :lol: )

So today I took her on another walk, this time close to home and a short one and so went in my jeans, the difference was palpable.

I come down 100% in favour of the kilt, the jeans felt so restrictive and rubbed (even though I don't think I'm carrying that much extra timber!) against my thighs!

Image

Image
When life gives you lemons, slice them and put them into your G&T!
Spirou003
Distinguished Member
Posts: 123
Joined: Tue May 12, 2020 6:58 pm
Location: Belgium, Charleroi

Re: Walking the dog (not a euphemism, lol)

Post by Spirou003 »

In both two photos you look good, and btw the kilted one is the best choice considering actual heat wave. Jeans are basically most of the time not very comfortable. Most pants I wear are a bit lightweighter than jeans and are still warm and a bit restrictive. Other pants I wear are in linen, which is fresh enough for heat waves when there is wind otherwise they're too warm too. I went outside today near from midday, with full linen outfits I endured easily 30°C even if I'm used to be weak against warm weather. I'm proud and happy to finally have found them, it was hard but that's worthy :)
I'm learning english, thus when there is any mistake or weird word/sentence, feel free to tell me it!
User avatar
Kirbstone
Member Extraordinaire
Posts: 4379
Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:55 pm
Location: Ireland

Re: Walking the dog (not a euphemism, lol)

Post by Kirbstone »

Nice leisure kilt, but no dog!. In this current heat I cannot conceive of actually wearing jeans of any sort. I'm into the sport of serious competitive dog walking. Nothing cardio-vascular, mind, but I practice all my funny party songs to my big dogs as I walk them. My German Shepherd Benjy has heard them so often that he has them all off by heart, but he just can't quite get his tongue around them yet.

Tom
Carpe Diem......Seize the Day !
User avatar
Chirp
Active Member
Posts: 78
Joined: Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:02 am
Location: Ont Canada

Re: Walking the dog (not a euphemism, lol)

Post by Chirp »

Once u go hiking in jeans then try kilt, Your hooked, Even shorts do not feel as good as kilt,
No one mess's with a big guy in kilt
User avatar
GerdG
Member Extraordinaire
Posts: 290
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2003 2:16 pm
Location: DK
Contact:

Re: Walking the dog (not a euphemism, lol)

Post by GerdG »

When taking the dog out – which always means walking down the road and into the woods – I will nine out of ten days wear a kilt, either traditional or utility or other kind of skirt.

Image

On the remaining day out of ten I will be in pants, shorts most often.

Our neighbors have years ago got accustomed to see me in “skirts”. When my dear wife is accompanying me on the walks, I will wear a traditional kilt, however, but always without a sporran. She thinks a shoulder bag looks better, but often I have other pockets.
GerdG

There ARE viable alternatives to trousers.
User avatar
Kirbstone
Member Extraordinaire
Posts: 4379
Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:55 pm
Location: Ireland

Re: Walking the dog (not a euphemism, lol)

Post by Kirbstone »

Very nice kilt, Gerd. Not altogether sure of the colour rendering, but it looks like a Thompson Camel to me. I have one, which I cherish.

Dog off stage to the left. Hate those reel leads, My mother-in-law got tangled up in one, lost her balance and broke a leg while out dog- walking. Not funny.

Tom
Carpe Diem......Seize the Day !
User avatar
GerdG
Member Extraordinaire
Posts: 290
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2003 2:16 pm
Location: DK
Contact:

Re: Walking the dog (not a euphemism, lol)

Post by GerdG »

It is a Thompson Camel, Tom, as you might better see on this picture, also showing the dog. As to the reel lead, I have also tried more conventional ones but have gone back to the reel.

Image

Gerd
GerdG

There ARE viable alternatives to trousers.
Shilo
Member Extraordinaire
Posts: 223
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:29 pm
Location: NW UK

Re: Walking the dog (not a euphemism, lol)

Post by Shilo »

Those reel leads may be fine for the smaller dog but if a large one decides to take off on one they can build up quite a momentum before you can press the button to stop it. Thus squirrels, pigeons, rabbits etc. begin to pose a safety hazard. I’ve suffered the consequences and now favour a police style 8ft lead in leather.
Kilts are however a firm favourite for dog walking and I like your style
:roll:
Spirou003
Distinguished Member
Posts: 123
Joined: Tue May 12, 2020 6:58 pm
Location: Belgium, Charleroi

Re: Walking the dog (not a euphemism, lol)

Post by Spirou003 »

Very good choices! :)
I'm learning english, thus when there is any mistake or weird word/sentence, feel free to tell me it!
User avatar
GerdG
Member Extraordinaire
Posts: 290
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2003 2:16 pm
Location: DK
Contact:

Re: Walking the dog (not a euphemism, lol)

Post by GerdG »

Shilo wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:28 am
Those reel leads may be fine for the smaller dog but if a large one decides to take off on one they can build up quite a momentum before you can press the button to stop it.
Yes. I have had an accident, resulting in bleeding knees.

GerdG
GerdG

There ARE viable alternatives to trousers.
User avatar
r.m.anderson
Member Extraordinaire
Posts: 2125
Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2004 6:25 pm
Location: Bloomington MN USA

Re: Walking the dog (not a euphemism, lol)

Post by r.m.anderson »

If you have two dogs as I did at one time and two of dem reely devices - - - LOOK OUT !!
Beware when the lines cross you don't find yourself doing a hopscotch with the devil !

I had an occasion where leaning over to pick up a pile of smelly matter both reely devices
were in one hand and both dogs took off after a squirrely critter almost yanking me arm
out of its socket.

What is nice about the braking system is you can press the ratchet down causing the line
to vibrate signaling the dog on the other end to whoa you are coming to the end of a neck
snapping jolt !

Use skillfully you can let out the line to almost the end and reel it back in giving both
you and your pet some room to roam with - just be careful of fixed objects causing
mayhem when the leash is wrapped around that object and nobody goes anywhere
until the puzzle is solved.
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
Post Reply