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?"

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Old Fools Kilts: How To Convert a Traditional Casual Kilt to a Work Kilt

Now was that not easy?
Cheap too. Cost two dallah American ($2,00 USD) at the thrift store for the carpenters pouch with belt.

I really bought it because the belt size is a maximum of 38. I haven't seen that number in years so when I saw that I had to try it on. It fit. So, not trusting the people in Chinaland to label things accurately, I measured it. They were right on. I took that as a sign from the numerous Gods of Vanity that I should have it.

The kilt is a Wallace from Stillwater Kilts. Made of Acrylic in Pakistan by slave labor. Acrylic is a comfortable wool like material that burns like a fuse when exposed to open flame. It's machine washable and dries quickly. Stillwater sells them cheap. They only come in one length (24 inch) and I have to hem them to 19 inches. I make a number of other modifications while I'm at it.  Obviously a person of my small stature is not among what is considered normal height. Oh well, I've never thought that being normal is necessarily a good thing.