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Home » Articles » National clothes » Scotland

Kilt skirt for men?

The national dress of Scottish men are very attracted attention. This is not surprising. It seems that they are dressed in women's skirts. 

Of course, it is not so. Just a big piece of cloth, like a blanket, in a special way wrapped around the body, creates the illusion of women's clothing. To secure the fabric in position, using special buckles and straps. 

This type of clothing is not uncommon in the history of fashion. Cloth wrapped around the body was popular in Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece: himation, chlamys, chiton.

Historians have established that the kilt used actively in the XVI century in the highlands of Scotland, and was very popular among soldiers. In fact, it was a large blanket, which universally combines different functions. It could be clothing, a blanket, a Cape, and even a tent. Little kilts appeared only half a century later, in 1725.

In areas with uneven terrain, intersected by numerous rivulets, where the weather is extremely unstable and prone to constant precipitation, things can quickly dry out a real gem. When I had to rush to the attack, to get rid of the garments was a matter of a few seconds. All small items fits in a belt bag, called my sporran. All these advantages have made the kilt is very popular.

After some time with mountain kilt "went down" to the rest of the people of Scotland, nothing to do with a soldier's life. Gradually, the popularity grew in the Palace environment. For the nobility, probably, was the starting movement capability, using the colors of their clothes, to underline the belonging to a noble family. After all, tartan — designs, it was possible to determine from which clan the man. Color coding could also tell from some areas and units of the fighter. 

In the XIX century the national colors crossed the territory of Scotland, the kilt has become the Diaspora living abroad.

Although since the Second world war, the kilt is a garment for combat, it is actively used during parades and military parades. These clothes are often used for costumes when they want to emphasize their ethnic affiliation. Musicians the Scots use it frequently at festivals, parades and shows. Sometimes the couple use her as part of the wedding costume.



Category: Scotland | Added by: 08.11.2017
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