Freedom

Why is it that we like guys in kilts? Picture yourself (or your man) in one of these, standing tall and arms crossed. You wear it comfortably, unapologetically and with boots. Yes, you can pull off what the burly Scottish clansmen have for centuries. We discovered Utilikilts at New York's Maker Faire and we knew they were onto something. So did founder Steven Villegas (a.k.a. Krash Appy), when he began wearing the prototype for his first Utilikilt in 1999. Folks raved. Orders came. And he launched what he calls an "unbifurcated revolution" to free men from the tyranny of trousers. Far from tartan, Utilikilts are made from 8.5 oz cotton-poly twill that will wear long and hard. (Choose from black and digital camo.) The neo-traditional, overlapping apron design offers ample coverage in front. And its trademark six snaps and two free-hanging saddle cargo pockets make it work. Once you commit to the revolution, you may never go back. Here's Nathan Salmon sporting a Utilikilt. Joanne had to get her picture taken with him.

Utilikilts

American Made Utility Kilts

Freedom

Why is it that we like guys in kilts? Picture yourself (or your man) in one of these, standing tall and arms crossed. You wear it comfortably, unapologetically and with boots. Yes, you can pull off what the burly Scottish clansmen have for centuries. We discovered Utilikilts at New York's Maker Faire and we knew they were onto something. So did founder Steven Villegas (a.k.a. Krash Appy), when he began wearing the prototype for his first Utilikilt in 1999. Folks raved. Orders came. And he launched what he calls an "unbifurcated revolution" to free men from the tyranny of trousers. Far from tartan, Utilikilts are made from 8.5 oz cotton-poly twill that will wear long and hard. (Choose from black and digital camo.) The neo-traditional, overlapping apron design offers ample coverage in front. And its trademark six snaps and two free-hanging saddle cargo pockets make it work. Once you commit to the revolution, you may never go back. Here's Nathan Salmon sporting a Utilikilt. Joanne had to get her picture taken with him.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Krash
    Krash

    Krash here, owner and founder of The Utilikilts Company. We provide an alternative to pants and shorts in Menswear. We've been selling freedom for over 10 years now, right here in the USA, and we love what we do. I'm here to answer any questions or concerns you might have about our wares or what one can expect from the heightened sense of freedom that we provide.

  • Julia Kemp - Daily Grommet Discovery Team
    Julia Kemp - Daily Grommet Discovery Team – Grommet Team
    11/24/2010 1:35 PM

    Wow, I never thought I would say this, but here goes....Men look good in kilts.

  • Danielle
    Danielle
    11/24/2010 4:20 PM

    @Julia Kemp - Daily Grommet Discovery Team: agreed!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/24/2010 1:40 PM

    I have a new sympathy for what you guys have to endure in traditional pants. I hope I do see many more guys in Utilikilts - stop the oppression!

  • Mikeal (tattooed dad)
    Mikeal (tattooed dad)
    11/24/2010 1:42 PM

    Hey Krash,

    Thanks for creating a wondrous garment. And for encouraging evangelism! If ever out in the New england are, join me for a beer.

    And yes, Julia, men are damned hot in kilts!

  • Clan Chalmers
    Clan Chalmers
    11/24/2010 1:43 PM

    Men look GREAT in kilts!

  • VIctor K
    VIctor K
    11/24/2010 2:20 PM

    Hi Krash,

    What can I say...congrats brother for having the courage to BE the leading edge!!! You have no idea how 'right' your timing is by appearing on DG. The positive possibilities/implications/message of wearing a kilt are staggering!!! Every man can accentuate/amplify any message hundred-fold by wearing a kilt...the kilt is man's megaphone.

    I do have one question/observation...even though I live in Florida, we do dip in freezing a few days a year...how do we keep things warm? Sorry, had to ask.

    Victor K

  • Krash
    Krash – Special Guest
    11/24/2010 2:34 PM

    @VIctor K: Thank you!! Reactions like yours are the reason we continue to do what we do with such integrity. In answer to your question: first of all: heat rises. :) Now that we've acknowledged that, the first place to look is big long socks. And, for the really really cold days, even the Scottish don't discriminate against long underwear. Layer them under you kilt, and you'll be good to go. Thanks again for your support!

  • VIctor K
    VIctor K
    11/24/2010 2:56 PM

    @Krash Appy: Thanks again Krash...I hope that through Grommet, you can reach the courageous men that are among us and start a true movement...read Seth Godin's "Linchpin" since you are one!

    Good luck on your journey!!!

    Victor K

  • Jenna S.
    Jenna S.
    11/24/2010 3:14 PM

    "It's not just a kilt, it's a movement." - Best tagline ever. I love this!

  • VIctor K
    VIctor K
    11/24/2010 6:20 PM

    @Jenna S.: A "movement" in many ways! HA!

    Victor K

  • Rick
    Rick
    11/25/2010 12:43 PM

    I bought my first Utilikilt 4 yrs ago and have moved to wearing it everyday in the last year or so. I recommend one for any guy that is ready for daily smiles and whistles from ladies!

  • Rich MacKinnon
    Rich MacKinnon
    11/26/2010 1:03 AM

    I frequently wear a kilt- I own 2 (*edited brand names) and have not bought a UtiliKilt yet.

    I have had "kilt-cheks" outside of some of the most exclusive clubs! And if you can't handle a "lift & look" with a sense of humor and a thick skin (for that sudden cold breeze on yer dangly bits) then a kilt is not for you.

    As for what is underneath- that is the concern of the Kilted Man and his only!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/26/2010 10:53 AM

    @Rich MacKinnon: Oh the stories a kilted man could tell! Thanks for sharing.

  • joanne
    joanne – Grommet Team
    11/26/2010 10:48 AM

    Many thanks to (tattooed dad) Mikeal Palulis, Maker Faire and Jenneviere for helping us tell this story.

  • Amy M
    Amy M
    11/26/2010 5:19 PM

    My husband has great legs, and other parts,too... but I can honestly say I will not be buying this for xmas. I just cannot see it on him. Sorry.

  • Ron
    Ron
    11/28/2010 10:41 PM

    What an offensive video when you click the "Learn More" button. What exactly makes someone a "flower picking fairy"? No thanks and cancel my daily email updates. This is the last thing I expected to see on your web site. I wish I could return my past purchase. And I was going to get my Christmas gifts from your site this year. Fortunately I found the same products online elsewhere.

  • Jenneviere
    Jenneviere
    11/29/2010 1:47 PM

    @Ron and dj: something to note regarding the video: the "flower picking fairy" portion was from a yearly contest that Utilikilts holds for our customers, called the Mock-U-Mercial contest. While I can see how, out of context, the pieces from that particular customer Mock-U-Mercial entry might SEEM offensive, understand that they certainly weren't meant to be so. You might take a few minutes to check out the video in it's tongue-in-cheek entirety, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dK0cnL9uLg

    And you can also view some of our other customer-submitted work here: http://www.youtube.com/user/utilikilts#grid/user/6C695DC3DC7EE96C

    All in all, we have a sense of humor about what we do. Here's hoping you can look at the video with fresh, lighter-side eyes.

    Cheers,

    Jenneviere

    Sales and Returns Siren, Inamorata of Customer Amazement, and The Pepperspray of Enlightened Compassion

    The Utilikilts Company

  • Hunter Steadman
    Hunter Steadman
    11/30/2010 5:06 PM

    @Ron: Hey, I just watched that video... Maybe a different choice of words might have been in order but lighten up, man. Grommet is a great service and Utilikilts seem to be an okay product too, you might want to check out their webpage and learn about their ethos yourself. In the meantime though, maybe you should become a little bit more comfortable with who you are and not get so wound up over something so trivial.

  • dj H
    dj H
    11/28/2010 11:14 PM

    I'm with Ron on this one. When did "flower picking fairy" become a socially acceptable epitaph. As a lesbian shopper, I found several phrases and actions that I find offensive in the infomercial. Unfortunately, I'll not be doing my shopping here either. There goes the star crayons I was getting for myself!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    11/29/2010 4:20 PM

    @dj H and @Ron: We missed that language when we edited the video and sure as heck were not looking to offend. We bleeped it out today. Thanks for flagging it.

  • Alex K
    Alex K
    2/3/2011 4:57 PM

    I frequently wear a Utilikilt and I absolutely love it. I wear mine with black boots and white socks with the tops pushed down to the top of the boot. And it goes without saying that I wear it "regimental," that is, commando; it's the ONLY way to wear a kilt. At 66 I still think Utilikilts rock! BTW, I'm gay and I thought the infomercial was pretty funny. "Flower picking fairy" was no more offensive to me that being accused of wearing a skirt and it fit the scene the video set. It was pretty mild compared to some of the things I've been called over the years.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    2/3/2011 7:36 PM

    @Alex K: Thanks for stopping by and letting us know about loving your kilt!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Utilikilts

American Made Utility Kilts

Freedom

Why is it that we like guys in kilts? Picture yourself (or your man) in one of these, standing tall and arms crossed. You wear it comfortably, unapologetically and with boots. Yes, you can pull off what the burly Scottish clansmen have for centuries.

We discovered Utilikilts at New York's Maker Faire and we knew they were onto something. So did founder Steven Villegas (a.k.a. Krash Appy), when he began wearing the prototype for his first Utilikilt in 1999. Folks raved. Orders came. And he launched what he calls an
"unbifurcated revolution" to free men from the tyranny of trousers.

Far from tartan, Utilikilts are made from 8.5 oz cotton-poly twill that will wear long and hard. (Choose from black and digital camo.) The neo-traditional, overlapping apron design offers ample coverage in front. And its trademark six snaps and two free-hanging saddle cargo pockets make it work. Once you commit to the revolution, you may never go back. Here's Nathan Salmon sporting a Utilikilt. Joanne had to get her picture taken with him.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Krash
    Krash

    Krash here, owner and founder of The Utilikilts Company. We provide an alternative to pants and shorts in Menswear. We've been selling freedom for over 10 years now, right here in the USA, and we love what we do. I'm here to answer any questions or concerns you might have about our wares or what one can expect from the heightened sense of freedom that we provide.

  • Julia Kemp - Daily Grommet Discovery Team
    Julia Kemp - Daily Grommet Discovery Team – Grommet Team
    11/24/2010 1:35 PM

    Wow, I never thought I would say this, but here goes....Men look good in kilts.

  • Danielle
    Danielle
    11/24/2010 4:20 PM

    @Julia Kemp - Daily Grommet Discovery Team: agreed!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/24/2010 1:40 PM

    I have a new sympathy for what you guys have to endure in traditional pants. I hope I do see many more guys in Utilikilts - stop the oppression!

  • Mikeal (tattooed dad)
    Mikeal (tattooed dad)
    11/24/2010 1:42 PM

    Hey Krash,

    Thanks for creating a wondrous garment. And for encouraging evangelism! If ever out in the New england are, join me for a beer.

    And yes, Julia, men are damned hot in kilts!

  • Clan Chalmers
    Clan Chalmers
    11/24/2010 1:43 PM

    Men look GREAT in kilts!

  • VIctor K
    VIctor K
    11/24/2010 2:20 PM

    Hi Krash,

    What can I say...congrats brother for having the courage to BE the leading edge!!! You have no idea how 'right' your timing is by appearing on DG. The positive possibilities/implications/message of wearing a kilt are staggering!!! Every man can accentuate/amplify any message hundred-fold by wearing a kilt...the kilt is man's megaphone.

    I do have one question/observation...even though I live in Florida, we do dip in freezing a few days a year...how do we keep things warm? Sorry, had to ask.

    Victor K

  • Krash
    Krash – Special Guest
    11/24/2010 2:34 PM

    @VIctor K: Thank you!! Reactions like yours are the reason we continue to do what we do with such integrity. In answer to your question: first of all: heat rises. :) Now that we've acknowledged that, the first place to look is big long socks. And, for the really really cold days, even the Scottish don't discriminate against long underwear. Layer them under you kilt, and you'll be good to go. Thanks again for your support!

  • VIctor K
    VIctor K
    11/24/2010 2:56 PM

    @Krash Appy: Thanks again Krash...I hope that through Grommet, you can reach the courageous men that are among us and start a true movement...read Seth Godin's "Linchpin" since you are one!

    Good luck on your journey!!!

    Victor K

  • Jenna S.
    Jenna S.
    11/24/2010 3:14 PM

    "It's not just a kilt, it's a movement." - Best tagline ever. I love this!

  • VIctor K
    VIctor K
    11/24/2010 6:20 PM

    @Jenna S.: A "movement" in many ways! HA!

    Victor K

  • Rick
    Rick
    11/25/2010 12:43 PM

    I bought my first Utilikilt 4 yrs ago and have moved to wearing it everyday in the last year or so. I recommend one for any guy that is ready for daily smiles and whistles from ladies!

  • Rich MacKinnon
    Rich MacKinnon
    11/26/2010 1:03 AM

    I frequently wear a kilt- I own 2 (*edited brand names) and have not bought a UtiliKilt yet.

    I have had "kilt-cheks" outside of some of the most exclusive clubs! And if you can't handle a "lift & look" with a sense of humor and a thick skin (for that sudden cold breeze on yer dangly bits) then a kilt is not for you.

    As for what is underneath- that is the concern of the Kilted Man and his only!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/26/2010 10:53 AM

    @Rich MacKinnon: Oh the stories a kilted man could tell! Thanks for sharing.

  • joanne
    joanne – Grommet Team
    11/26/2010 10:48 AM

    Many thanks to (tattooed dad) Mikeal Palulis, Maker Faire and Jenneviere for helping us tell this story.

  • Amy M
    Amy M
    11/26/2010 5:19 PM

    My husband has great legs, and other parts,too... but I can honestly say I will not be buying this for xmas. I just cannot see it on him. Sorry.

  • Ron
    Ron
    11/28/2010 10:41 PM

    What an offensive video when you click the "Learn More" button. What exactly makes someone a "flower picking fairy"? No thanks and cancel my daily email updates. This is the last thing I expected to see on your web site. I wish I could return my past purchase. And I was going to get my Christmas gifts from your site this year. Fortunately I found the same products online elsewhere.

  • Jenneviere
    Jenneviere
    11/29/2010 1:47 PM

    @Ron and dj: something to note regarding the video: the "flower picking fairy" portion was from a yearly contest that Utilikilts holds for our customers, called the Mock-U-Mercial contest. While I can see how, out of context, the pieces from that particular customer Mock-U-Mercial entry might SEEM offensive, understand that they certainly weren't meant to be so. You might take a few minutes to check out the video in it's tongue-in-cheek entirety, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dK0cnL9uLg

    And you can also view some of our other customer-submitted work here: http://www.youtube.com/user/utilikilts#grid/user/6C695DC3DC7EE96C

    All in all, we have a sense of humor about what we do. Here's hoping you can look at the video with fresh, lighter-side eyes.

    Cheers,

    Jenneviere

    Sales and Returns Siren, Inamorata of Customer Amazement, and The Pepperspray of Enlightened Compassion

    The Utilikilts Company

  • Hunter Steadman
    Hunter Steadman
    11/30/2010 5:06 PM

    @Ron: Hey, I just watched that video... Maybe a different choice of words might have been in order but lighten up, man. Grommet is a great service and Utilikilts seem to be an okay product too, you might want to check out their webpage and learn about their ethos yourself. In the meantime though, maybe you should become a little bit more comfortable with who you are and not get so wound up over something so trivial.

  • dj H
    dj H
    11/28/2010 11:14 PM

    I'm with Ron on this one. When did "flower picking fairy" become a socially acceptable epitaph. As a lesbian shopper, I found several phrases and actions that I find offensive in the infomercial. Unfortunately, I'll not be doing my shopping here either. There goes the star crayons I was getting for myself!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    11/29/2010 4:20 PM

    @dj H and @Ron: We missed that language when we edited the video and sure as heck were not looking to offend. We bleeped it out today. Thanks for flagging it.

  • Alex K
    Alex K
    2/3/2011 4:57 PM

    I frequently wear a Utilikilt and I absolutely love it. I wear mine with black boots and white socks with the tops pushed down to the top of the boot. And it goes without saying that I wear it "regimental," that is, commando; it's the ONLY way to wear a kilt. At 66 I still think Utilikilts rock! BTW, I'm gay and I thought the infomercial was pretty funny. "Flower picking fairy" was no more offensive to me that being accused of wearing a skirt and it fit the scene the video set. It was pretty mild compared to some of the things I've been called over the years.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    2/3/2011 7:36 PM

    @Alex K: Thanks for stopping by and letting us know about loving your kilt!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.