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Sexy Geek Kilt

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Knickers under it, yes or no? What do you think?

What are ye starin’ at, ye wee girl?! This be no skirt, this be a Utilikilt! Fashioned after the traditional garb of the Celtic warrior. Now of course ye know, William Wallace has ne’er worn a kilt – they weren’t invented until Willie had been stone dead for nearly four-hundred years, but they’re still all about freedom! Edited by RGS, see comment!

Made from a poly-cotton blend so it’s durable and yet soft. It’s got lots of pockets for your crap, so you can carry a cellphone, or screwdrivers, or a beer should the need arise. Big riveted snaps keep everything safe and secure, including your manhood.

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Posted by   @   31 January 2008 8 comments
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Jan 31, 2008
8:17 pm
#1 Eamon :

I know they’re not your words, having just quoted from ThinkGeek, but the bit about Willie is just plain false. Although it’s likely true that William Wallace didn’t wear the kilt it’s not because the kilt hadn’t been invented. William Wallace was a lowland Scot and most likely wore the same armour and clothes that his English enemies wore. The kilt itself is considerably older than that. Consider this: How much easier would it be to take nine (or so) yards of cloth and simply wrap it around you rather than trying to make trewes (pants) out of that same cloth. Kilts came with the Scotti from Ireland in the very, very early A.D years (possibly even B.C.) So, please caveat your quote.
Kind Regards,
Eamon MacRalph

Jan 31, 2008
8:24 pm
#2 RGS :

Eamon, thank you for clearing this up. I edited the quote. Thank you for being part of RGS.

Feb 2, 2008
11:44 am
#3 Stephen :

I think Eamon is talking rubbish, a bit of cloth wrapped around you is not a kilt.

This from “History of the Kilt” on Wikipedia. “It was only with the Romantic Revival of the 19th century that the kilt became irreversibly associated with Highlanders, and was subsequently adopted by Lowlanders and the Scottish Diaspora”. and William Wallace was probably of Welsh descent anyway so wouldn’t have had a family tartan even if it had been adopted 700 years before wikipedia says it was in the region Wallace lived.

Feb 2, 2008
11:49 am
#4 RGS :

Oh Oh .. now I don’t know what to do … hmm maybe the Germans invented the kilt? LOL!

Feb 2, 2008
4:26 pm
#5 Eamon MacRalph :

Sorry Stephen, but you’re mistaking the “modern kilt” for the kilt, and while I’m at it, I should remind you that Wikipedia can hardly be construed as the absolute end-all of research.
The Modern Kilt, which you correctly say was associated with the Romantic Revival of the 19th century is, in fact, what the Scots called the Feile Baeg(little kilt – from the roots /feile/ meaning “kilted” and /beg/ meaning “small”). The Feile Baeg was the lower part of the entire ensemble, or just the kilted portion of the entire Feile Mohr (big kilt – from the root /mohr/ meaning “large”). It was this “Highland Attire” that was outlawed by the English after the failed Jacobite Rising in 1745-46. When the Romantic Revival came about during Queen Victoria’s reign, only the more compact feile baeg was revived. It has been modified and updated to become what we know today as the kilt. The feile mohr, in its turn, grew from the belted plaid (breaca filleadh) and was, simply, put, a large amount of cloth (6 – 9 yards) wrapped around the body and belted at the mid-section. It was worn by the highlanders & islanders in the North of Scotland. A written description of this occurs in a soldier’s diary from 1594: “They were recognized among the Irish soldiders by the distinction of their arms and clothing, their habits and language, for their exterior dress was mottled cloaks of many colours with a fringe to their shins and calves, their belts were over their loins outside their cloaks.”
As for William Wallace. Perhaps he was of Welsh descent, I really don’t know. But that certainly wouldn’t preclude from wearing the clothing of the area in which he lived…the lowlands of Scotland. And family tartans did not exist as such until a ridiculous book was published in the 19th century claiming to associate Clans with their tartan…but that’s a different thing altogether.
As for the German’s having invented it? In a sense they may have, or at least contributed. The Celts, who became part of the Scots were Teutonic and most likely emigrated from the Germanic regions.
None of the above,by the way is meant to inflame or challenge…just educate.
Cheers.

Feb 16, 2009
12:56 am
#6 r cogan :

The passages by Eamon MacRalph themselves contain some errors.

The Gaelic for Small Kilt is “feileadh beag”, hence Scots “philabeg”. The Great Kilt is “feileadh mor” hence the somewhat rarer “philamore”. “Baeg” and “mohr” do not exist in Gaelic.

The Scoti (one t not two) came from Ireland in the 5th-6th centuries AD.

The Act of Proscription was passed by the British Parliament, not the English Parliament (dishonour where dishonour is due). It was repealed on July 1st 1782.

The revival of Highland Dress etc was around the time of George the Fourth in 1822, not during Victoria’ reign, although she did go a bit tartan mad, the poor old German parasite. Sir Walter Scott was the main driving force.

There is a good description of the kilted Highlander in the Traditions of Alastair MacCholla Chiotaich if you can read Gaelic.

The relation of Teutons to Celts is somewhat conjectural.

To qoute Juvenal “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”.

Apr 28, 2009
10:25 pm
#7 m.a :

There are so many contrasting opinions on where the kilt came from… I’ve heard Italy, France, Germany, etc. It is my understanding however that the kilt or its early descendants have never been worn by the general Irish populace, see – http://www.scottishtartans.org/kilt.html.

May 26, 2009
4:00 am
#8 James :

Having been exposed to a large amount of historical and antiquities books recently and in my own research on ancient dress the oldest reference that I can find to pleated plaid wrapped lower body wear for men is the Germanic people of pre-roman influence… which would make it a likelihood that the Celtic culture which began in eastern Europe and Germany brought their plaid fabrics and their pleated skirts with them. It has to be said however that the grand majority of cultures had some sort of skirting with pleats or other method of freeing the legs (long slits, strings of fabric, etc) as the clothing for men until sometime during the dark ages. Almost all warrior cultures for instance still use skirting for their uniforms…. be it the maori warriors, the many warrior tribes of Africa, the Celts, the Vikings, the native tribes of both North and South America… or just about anyone else.

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