Statement of Intent

This is Old Fools outlet for kilts and other unbifurcated garments for men or women. It is not for furthering cross dressing or costuming. It is for the furthering of alternate apparel for men and sometimes will discuss bifurcated (trousers, pants, etc.) garments as well. Since women can and do wear anything they want little will be said about womens clothing. That is not to say that nothing will be said about them. If men want to dress and look like a woman that is fine with me and some do it very well. Here, however, the intent is about men that want alternate mens clothing. The Old Fool (me) is not an expert in this field but he sews, has made several kilts, modified store bought kilts and wears them. I also wear sarongs, pareu, lava lava and anything else that is comfortable and practical. Some of my kilts might be called skirts but I am comfortable with that.

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So I said to the boys "hello girls".
"We're not girls" they replied.
I said "you're dressed like girls".
They immediately pointed out that I was the one wearing a skirt. I had on a kilt.
I then asked "when was the last time you saw a female in anything but pants?"

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Old Fools Kilts: Only Wool Kilt so far

 I found this nearly four yards of 13 ounce wool tweed at the thrift store for pocket change. It was less than a dollar a yard and there is enough for two kilts if I am careful.  I'm not a very big guy so it doesn't take much for me.
My cutting table

On to the cutting board it went.  Sounds easy so far.  It took me the better part of two days to decide where to cut and how much.  Then it took about 15 minutes to cut it.  After cutting I had to rest before starting this pleating. I was so psychologically exhausted just from making a decision.  I just knew I would do something wrong but I didn't. What a wuss.
I love this iron on interfacing.  It is so much easier because it stays in place while running through the sewing machine. This is just before sewing on the waist band itself. The sewing went well with out swearing. I celebrated by swearing.

Front apron closed.
Front apron open. Pocket is visible and secured
Pocket open.  By opening the side of the pocket this way I was able to have a smooth apron when it is closed and still be able to access the pocket without looking too goofy.  Even with this it looks like you are groping your crotch when you go for your wallet.

The pocket is deep and wide to keep it from being bulky.

This is my favorite kilt.  It is comfortable summer and winter. It feels good against the skin. I goes with about any color and it fits perfect.  I expect it will be with me until I go to the cutting table at the University.

1 comment:

  1. This is nice! I appreciate this so much! So this is the first time that I saw where does those mens kilts are being made. Thanks for sharing this! Have a great day!