I Want a Cargo Kilt

Over the weekend, I was listening to VPR, and heard a blurb about “cargo skirts”. Now, I’ve been convinced for a long time that women have had it figured out with respect to wearing skirts, and that men have gotten the short end of the stick by being more or less socially prohibited from wearing them.

One might ague that the Scottish have broken through this social barrier with the kilt, but those are made of wool, and I can only imagine that they are scratchy and really not that comfortable. Anyhow, I was happy to learn that someone was finally trying to tear down the male skirt barrier.

The guy who started UtiliKilt, was aparently working on his motorcycle when he dicided that “pants were just too uncomfortable”, and decided to develop a cargo skirt, which he named the UtiliKilt. Apparently, there has been enough interest in his product to turn his idea into a growing company. Here is what they say their mission is:

Mission Statement:
We are committed to pioneering a comfortable alternative to trousers by producing “Men’s Unbifurcated Garments” (MUG’s). Our patented utility design reflects the company’s high standards and integrity. Utilikilts seeks to set a global example, defining “business with a conscience” and channeling company gains and resources back into the community.

I especially like the fact that they are called MUG’s! I say to the American male: Break free from your chains that are pants and wear a MUG!

5 thoughts on “I Want a Cargo Kilt

  1. “I especially like the fact that they are called MUG’s! I say to the American male: Break free from your chains that are pants and wear a MUG!”

    I say you should be a leader among men and start the revolution…

    Anyone else want to see Cliffy in a MUG?

  2. I think guys in skirts are hot!

    I was very excited to discover that you owned your own wrap-around, so shall I add to your collection and order you a utilikilt?

  3. I’ve been wearing a kilt every day for 21 months and never want to go back to pants. No seams, no plummer’s crack, no splitting out the kilt.

    As to the traditional Scottish kilt in wool, its not bad at all. The wool is not abrasive to me. People think of wool sweaters when they think of kilts, but you have to remember that with a kilt your lower half is not nearly as sensitive as your upper half. I’ve got a 20 oz Black Watch kilt, wear it all Winter long and its very sturdy, very comfortable and you never cold in Winter.

  4. They have been selling those at the Highland Games ( http://nhscot.org/ ). My family likes to refer to them as utiliskirts since they aren’t pleated the same as a traditional kilt. Unlike my brothers, I’m not quite man (or scottish) enough to wear a kilt. I’ll just keep wearing my cargo shorts and jeans.

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