Saturday, March 15, 2008

What's Underneath...


I remember the first time I went to a Highland Game. It was at Loon Mountain, NH some 20 odd years ago. I was with my husband (who is a Scot) and my sister. My husband was a photographer at the time, so my sister and I were left to our own devises. Probably not a wise move on my husband’s part! We, my sister and I, decided to see for ourselves just what was worn under the kilt. Mind you, this research project wasn't quite as easy as it sounded. One doesn't just go up to the nearest kilted man and ask, I mean what fun would that be anyway?

So, we found a set of outdoor stairs that were the open grate sort and nonchalantly stood under them. All right, maybe nonchalant is not the correct word for what we were doing, but I swear to God, it the most fun we'd had for a very long time! One by one, a kilted man would walk down the stairs and we'd look up. I can't imagine what people were saying as they heard us giggling under that stairway. We gave it a good hour in order to research the matter thoroughly!

Oh, and to answer the question on everyone's mind... shorts. Very disappointing. There wasn't a free-baller or commando on the mountain that day. Not like the gentleman in the photo above.

And just what is the appeal of a man in a kilt? My feeling is, if a man is confident enough with his masculinity to wear a skirt, he radiates a certain manliness that stirs the loins of a woman! This is seconded only by a James Bond tuxedo. Mmmm!

8 comments:

TerriRainer said...

"Holy crap, look at that!" I exclaimed when I checked your blog this morning. LOVE the pic!!!

Also love the story. I seem to recall you posted that on a comment on DG's blog. That was why I checked your blog, then your site, and ordered your book. I LOVE that story.

Terri :)

Mary Duncan said...

Yes, I did post this in DG's blog, and when I saw this photo, I had to have it my site, too! I thought I might direct Diana to the site to see if it might make the finalist in the Jamie's butt campaign! That's the first thing I thought of when I saw it. Gotta love it!

TheSnarkiest said...

Women looking up men's skirts. What is the world coming to? Sorry it turned out to be an exercise in frustration.

Mary Duncan said...

Oh, please, Mr. Snark! It's not as if we women haven't been doing it (or at least thinking of doing it) for millennia. It's the curiosity factor that keeps the world going. If no one cared to look, what would be the purpose ... of anything?

devonellington said...

There were plenty of commandos at the Scottish games I attended last summer (I'm in wardrobe - I notice these things)!

I wonder if there's more of a tendency to wear shorts under kilts here in the US than in the UK?

At any rate, you're right -- there's nothing like a confident man in a kilt!

I can't wait for my next trip to Scotland -- it's been too long. I miss it.

Mary Duncan said...

From what I've heard, and this is only rumored, so don't get all in a fret, is that UK men do tend to "free-ball" more often than their US counterparts. However, at the Games, I'm not so sure about. It would draw in more of a crowd though, wouldn't it?

Mrs4444 said...

I agree! (Nice butt photo, by the way; VERY nice :) Loved this post (you hooked me and kept me all the way to the end!

Mary Duncan said...

Glad you enjoyed the story, Mrs4444! Yes, there are butts, and then there are BUTTS. This one has it hands down over anything I've seen. Even in my dreams! I keep coming back to this post just for another peek every once in a while {g}.

Mary