All men used to wear this hundreds of years ago especially in the Highland’s of Scotland. There are a lot of countries that don’t allow women to wear trousers. Until about 20 years ago it was not appropriate for women to wear trousers in the workplace.
Some workplaces are still a bit sexist and prefer a woman to wear a skirt and always wear makeup but it’s actually discrimination and against the law for an employer to make you wear a skirt rather than trousers or be made to wear makeup but they still do it and get away with it. Most men don’t wear shorts or pants under their kilt .
Each Scottish family used to be called a clan and each clan had their own tartan and tartan is what the kilt is made out of so each family would wear their own tartan so they would be different colours and different patterns (although the different patterns are really only different thickness of stripes).
They don’t wear them very often. Sometimes men wear them to a Scotland football game, people that play the bagpipes wear them or to a special party like weddings, christening or graduation
A kilt is a knee-length skirt-type garment with pleats at the rear. It was the traditional dress of men and boys in the Scottish Highlands going back as far as the 16th century.
Originally, the “great kilt” was a full length garment whose upper half could be worn as a cloak draped over the shoulder or brought over the head.
In the 1720’s this was separated into two separate garments, the kilt and a type of shirt would be worn with it. Since the 19th century it became associated with the wider culture of Scotland, not just in the Highlands.
It is often made of woollen cloth in a tartan pattern. Each family (or clan as they were known) had their own tartan so you could identify the clan by the pattern and colour of the tartan kilt they wore.
The bag-like thing worn at the front of the kilt is called a Sporran and it is just used to hold money and things. Nowadays kilts are mostly just worn at formal occasions such as the Highland games, weddings (particularly by the groom, best man etc)graduations or by men that play the bagpipes, (a wind instrument most commonly associated with Scotland).
In Scotland, we say, to be a “true Scotsman” a man should not wear underwear under his kilt and to this day most men don’t.
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