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Even now, looking back at old black and white photos - yes, it WAS that long ago - I get a thrill of seeing myself dressed like that.
Because it was different, unique and - dare I say it - I looked damn good! (I seem to remember it made a huge impression on my fellow official for occasion, bridesmaid called Candy, a curly blonde haired girl a year older than me. I have a misty memory of her asking her mom why i was wearing a skirt!)
A kilt nowadays plays a much larger part. Beyond more well known kilts of Scotland with their heritage of history behind each unique Tartan design, comes Kilts of Ireland and Wales in family crests or solid colors.
With society relaxing it's own strict and nonsensical ideas of what is right and what is wrong, more men are coming to wear kilts, enjoying uniqueness and freedom such a garment gives.
It is now more common to attend company dinners, awards and opening nights and spot one or two men dressed in kilted splendour.
Indeed, a whole new industry is beginning to grow - assisted by internet with it's ease of ordering and choosing - where new styles, designs and ideas of traditional kilt are being tested and reworked.
For example, you can now buy kilts in camo pattern or kilts with pockets either side as opposed to standard requirement for a sporran.
As for me and kilt - as I get older and less worried about what other people think of me, thoughts do stray to when I was 6 years old and how proud I felt dressed in such regal splendour. With hot weather getting hotter each day a cooling breeze would certainly be more welcome as well!
Now then, where did I put that sporran and dirk?
A long time writing enthusiast, Rufus has written articles on many varied subjects.
You can check out more of his Kilt pieces by following the link to The Busy Kilt.