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Why I should avoid reading the Craiglist's "events" listings... [Nov. 7th, 2003|09:17 am]
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There are probably sillier reasons to form an online social club than shared dedication to a $115 (and up) men's garment.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Clan_Utilikilt

But I can't think of many at the moment.

"The intent of this group is to unite the Ukilitarians and Kilted Urban Warriors of the Pacific Northwest. "

While I concur that it takes a certain degree of confidence to be a guy wearing a skirt (even a denim one also offered in a "beer gut cut") in daily life, your choice of clothing does not transform you into a "urban warrior".

"Ukilitarian" sounds like a Unitarian brandishing a ukelele (and we all know how unpleasant that could be).

It's like the "Men's Movement" stuff of the mid-nineties for the Burning Man crowd...yike.

Note: I have nothing against Utilikilts or the men who wear them. I do have a problem with anyone who would describe themselves as a "Kilted Urban Warrior" without laughing.
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From: liljohnnyjewel
2003-11-07 10:06 am (UTC)
I hate those things. Used to drive by the HQ on my way back to Planet Ballard all the time and think: ghaa. Utilikilts are of a piece with Klingon, creative anachronism and beards.
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[User Picture]From: uniformteaching
2003-11-07 10:14 am (UTC)
Yeah, those guys are weird.

But also check out the yahoo group "Greaser's Hair Club for Men" for a similar silly reason to form a social club...
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[User Picture]From: repoman
2003-11-07 11:21 am (UTC)
I do have a problem with anyone who would describe themselves as a "Kilted Urban Warrior" without laughing.

That's "Kilted Urban Warrior...of the Pacific Northwest" to you non-kilter.

I owned a kilt once, years ago. I liked wearing it but I have to say I was sick and tired of the, "so...are you wearing it like true Scotsman would?"
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[User Picture]From: rimrunner
2003-11-09 05:58 pm (UTC)
I like Utilikilts. Not enough to pay the asking price, but I do like them.

Made me think of this article, although the final sentence says to me that the writer missed the entire point.
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