If you’re probably wondering why Scottish male wear what seems to be a skirt with tartan patterns. Well actually it’s like a garment of clothing and it’s not a skirt (don’t even try saying that to a Scottish guy, because trust me you’re going to be needing a new face) , it’s a tradition which goes way back, and the people of Scotland still wear this product till the present day.
What is a kilt?
The kilt first appeared as the great kilt, the breacan or belted plaid, during the 16th century, and is Gaelic in origin.
Where does the kilt come from?
It’s obvious that the kilt is from the Scottish origins, while the word kilt is the derivation Norse word, kjilt, which means pleated, and it also refers to the clothes which are wrapped around the body. The Scottish kilt goes back to 16th century were it was traditionally worn by men.
You probably wondered if girls used to wear kilts. Well no they didn’t wear such a thing, they used to wear something called tartan (we’ll be talking about it in another article).
The tartan is like a shorter version of the kilt, it got colors that are a bit girly, like white and red. And it is also still worn till now, and it is becoming a trend.
You probably also saw Irish people that wears a kilt too. Well it was adopted from the Scottish in the 20th century as a symbol for of Gaelic identity.
Design of the kilt:
Unique is the perfect word for the kilt, we can see that the Scottish kilt represents uniqueness of design, construction, which differs it from other garment designs. The fastenings consist of straps and buckles on both ends, the strap on the inside end usually passing through a slit in the waistband to be buckled on the outside; alternatively it may remain inside the waistband and be buckled inside.
Regardless of the history of the kilt, and the trade mark which is adapted by the Scottish, it can be wear by other nationalities. The kilt never gets old, it is still being wear by Scottish males till now, and it comes with different and many styles. It is mostly worn on weddings and other formal occasions. Kilts are also used or worn on parades and by groups such as scouts.
As a conclusion we saw that the kilt proved that it’s not just traditional wear that was only worn in the 16th century. It is still worn till now by Irish and Scottish males, and it something that you can wear daily, and shame shouldn’t be present when wearing a kilt, it something you should be proud of. And like we said don’t try saying to a Scottish guy that this is just a skirt.