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Wearing pants is entirely optional. It is traditional that Scottish military regiments wore no underwear beneath the kilt and were routinely inspected by walking over a glass panel under which an officer looked to see that each man complied. Other regiments used a mirror on the end of a stick to obtain the same result. These days, probably the majority of men, especially young men would wear pants but more traditional men, myself included "go commando". As a kilt, made of 16 or 18 oz woolen cloth is quite heavy, in winter the upper legs are quite warm, so no underwear is really necessary, while in summer, being well ventilated, likewise there is no need. Occasionally, there is a danger of exposing oneself, if poor posture is observed when sitting, or crouching, but most kilt wearers are well aware of the dangers and are safely covered at all times. Lachsloon
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In the 19th century, Sir Walter Scott 're-invented' the kilt in its modern form and from that point on it began to be recognised as our National Dress (dress as in costume, no…t skirt) worn mostly on ceremonial / formal occasions. Now, more and more, it is worn as a symbol of Scottishness, for instance by fans attending Scotland football / rugby matches. It is not everyday wear for most Scots. The wearing of kilts goes back along time. The Scottish army wore kilts out of mere convience. In battle it is alot easier to relieve yourself if you don't have a whole bunch of buttons and a belt to undo. Its also why traditional kilt wearing does not involve the use of underwear.
No, nothing is worn under a kilt, unless dancing, when swimming trunks or jockey shorts are permissible to prevent embarrassment (of the onlooker not the dancer, why should he… be embarrassed?) There is a joke about this. Posh lady: Tell me Mr McDonald is anything worn under the kilt? McDonald: No Ma'am it is all in perfect working order. It is an old wives tale that nothing is worn under the kilt and only practised by over-zealous and ignorant jocks. Who in their right mind would wear nothing? Do you want a scottish breeze up yer legs? But you wouldn't know 'Englishangel' --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The tradition is often misunderstood. Anything can be worn under the kilt but the wearer is not supposed to answer questions as to what is being worn.
Answer Some but not all.
The Highlanders used to wear Kilts during battle. Modern Day soldiers were the army uniform.
It's a myth. Besides, woman don't wear kilts.
A kilt is the traditional mode of dress for men in Scotland although it is usually only worn on formal occasions nowadays.
the Scots wear the kilts 2 festivals and 2 battle. the Scots didn't wear the kilts 2 battle back in the early days. I hope that answered your question!!!!!!!
True Scots men don't.... Most don't. some do
No (unless it's a Highland Dance competition) but they may wear tartan skirts.
Scottish (2 't's). The kilt is mainly worn at weddings and special occasions these days.
Nothing . Pants (not trousers for those who use American English) . Boxers
They didn't have underwear back when kilts were invented, so now it's tradition.
They don't for day to day use but the kilt is still worn on formal occasions as it is the national dress of Scotland.
Traditionally, it is said that if you are not naked under your kilt, you are not a "True Scotsman." This Scottish lore was established in the Scottish military, when kilts… were traditionally not worn with undergarments up until 1940-due to the vulnerabilities in exposing sensitive, bare skin to possible chemical agents in warfare. For any non-Scots who pose the question, prepare yourselves for the inevitable sexual innuendo and double entendres heading your way: for the Scots love to defend their honor with humor. Therefore, it is to each Scotsman's discretion (or it remains to be seen...if you know what I mean) whether or not he chooses to go commando underneath his kilt!