Sam’s style | Preppy kilt

It was sunshine-y but cool in that special PNW way, and Sam was FEELING the kilt this day. I did not mind at all.

I like that the top half of his outfit is a bit preppy, with the plaid button-front and sweater vest. And the bottom half is casual kilt style, with his utility kilt (or “utilikilt” — but I also sometimes use the terms “cargo kilt” and “hiking kilt”) and hiking socks.

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, preppy kilt

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, preppy kilt

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, preppy kilt

And hello to Sam’s flowing locks! He usually wears his longer hair pulled back in a low ponytail, but today, he set the curls free. I am not AT ALL jealous of his curly hair (says the straight-haired lady… with a not-so-straight face). 😉

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, preppy kilt

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, preppy kilt

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, preppy kilt

Details of Sam’s outfit:

  • Plaid button-front:  Hugo Boss, thrifted at local Tacoma shop, new
  • Sweater vest:  Kohl’s?, had for years
  • Utility kilt:  Highland Kilt Company, old
  • Hiking socks:  Fred Meyer, old
  • Brogues:  Payless, old

Happy Friday, y’all! If you’re in the mood for more kilt outfits — and who isn’t?! — be sure to check out Sam’s utilikilt here in this post, and the full Fraser tartan dress kilt here in this post.

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6 thoughts on “Sam’s style | Preppy kilt

  1. robjodiefilogomo

    I featured my husband on my blog today, too, Jen!!
    But as much as I’ve gotten him out of his comfort zone, I doubt he’d wear a kilt!! It was my first question when I met him at our speed dating “date”—have you ever worn a skirt? And he said no!!
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

      That’s cool that we both featured our husbands today! 😄 And just FYI, to a Scotsman or to descendants of clans, it’s kind of a cultural taboo to equate a kilt to a skirt. They are not the same thing. The kilt, especially the “great kilt,” the more traditional style, is so much more than a skirt. And Sam would never wear the kilt to, say, a costume party or on Halloween. As he has said, the kilt is not a costume. It symbolizes a culture, a history that will not be forgotten. And I am proud that he feels comfortable wearing the kilt, and that he feels pride in wearing part of his family’s history. ❤

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  2. Brenda N

    Kilts are great, what a wonderful cultural tradition, Sam & Jen. Can’t go wrong with a man in a kilt! My husband & I really enjoy attending the Highland Games when they come to San Diego & watching for our clan tartans & coat of arms. 🙂

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