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5.11 Tactical Duty Kilt (TDK)

Discussion in 'EDC Clothing' started by ATF, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. DBR

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    I wear shorts almost year round because I can. Only in the coldest months do I wear pants and I'm not some kind of Cody Lundin guy or whatever and I don't care if someone is wearing a kilt or not, either. "Daft?" I know people that find it perfectly acceptable that some guy has his underwear showing and that's "urban" and "hip" or whatever other stupid excuse they can come up with...but they would think a kilt is stupid. If I told you what I think about most people in this society, I would surely be banned. Hahaha! Kilts are NOT even on my radar for being "daft" in this country. :)
     
  2. J4C3

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    Tactical kilt is the joke,its going to expose legs for injury then infection,it gives away movement and it does make you stand out none of which seems very tactical.
     
  3. billybag
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    I want one.
    I'll wear it.
     
  4. T.H.Cone

    T.H.Cone I am senor Fluffy, hear me roar

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    So, Daisy Dukes are out?

    Whoa there Tiger! I may be a bit more aerodynamic than I used to be, but my middle isn't twice the size of my chest, LOL! No pony tail either, not that I care about other people's girth or hairstyle. I care even less about what they think of me. I humbly suggest you learn to be comfortable in you own skin; how you perceive yourself should be the metric that matters to you.

    Anyway, I use the Sport and Utility kilts I have for changing at trailheads after MTB rides (kilt goes on, bike shorts come off from underneath, and no one goes to the hoosegow for exposure) or after work to get out of wet clothes before the long ride home. If I have to make a stop, people are much more likely to comment on the orange Crocs than the kilt (ya, I take my work boots off too. Sure hope that doesn't reduce my masculinity). I happen to have a decidedly grumpy facade, so usually people just give me a wide berth. Failing that, I'm not wound so tight that I can't laugh at myself.

    As far as the kilts tacticool utility, I'm sure I will still be able to sneak up on dessert while wearing a kilt.
     
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    Buddy, just about "Tactical" anything is a total and horrific joke. If you are caught up in what is "tactical" and what is not "tactical" and what might be "tactical" and the rest of that nonsense, you have been successfully marketed to, in the extreme.

    I think the main thing that pants protect the legs from is minor, very minor, scrapes and cuts. I remember when I was a kid and hunted the Eastern Shore of Maryland a lot, whitetail deer, rabbit and squirrel, we had canvas "Duck" pants and jackets that were seemingly impervious to thorns, sticks, wait-a-minutes, whatever you want to call them. I have yet to see regular pants hold up in an outdoor environment like that type of classic hunting clothing did. There were stickers/thorns that looked almost identical to a non-serrated shark's tooth and they were murder even on non dry rotted Levi jeans and would occasionally pierce the cotton canvas Duck weave.

    Give away movement? Stand out? I don't think I would be going through an Urban Escape and Evasion - class or situation - with a Kilt, but you seem to be criticizing out of personal prejudice more than anything. :)
     
  6. tso

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    Not unless you happen to be a beach dwelling southern european ;)
     
  7. T.H.Cone

    T.H.Cone I am senor Fluffy, hear me roar

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    Ya! Plus one. Free your bottom and your mind will follow.:p
     
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    Look at this face does it look like I care what a stranger thinks of me?
    Now I need a kilt.
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. T.H.Cone

    T.H.Cone I am senor Fluffy, hear me roar

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    Billy, from one guy with facial hair to another, that's a really nice vandyke. Truly marvelous!
     
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    Thank you.
    I've vowed not to cut it off.
    The last 3 years I've accidentally burned about 4 inches off by various modes.
    Safe so far this year.
    :D
     
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    Billy Gibbons! Oh, wait a minute... :)
     
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    Nope. This face just says, "Why haven't you brought me my beer yet?"
     
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    kd could you make it a stout.
     
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    Long as you don't use the kilt to wipe off the hea--oh, never mind.
     
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    I juz luv 511 stuff

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Tapatalk 2
     
  16. T.H.Cone

    T.H.Cone I am senor Fluffy, hear me roar

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    HAHA! We are debating the merits of a kilt, but Tacticool1's rabbit isn't even wearing pants!
     
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    I am tempted to label that a rabbiolf or rabbiote...
     
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    On first read I thought you wrote "stare". :cool:
     
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    It says that they are no longer for sale.
    So can anyone recomend me a reasonably priced kilt dealer?
    :cool:
     
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    Yeah, 5.11 is doing a one time special pre-order only thing. Their own fault for putting it up as an April Fools joke. Joke's on them but hey, it's money in their pockets so they're doing it.

    There are many kilt makers and sellers online, most are between one and two hundred dollars for a basic kilt, plus options. The cheapest I've seen are over at Stillwaterkilts.com, their "thrifty" line starts at under thirty bucks. I don't own one so can't vouch for their quality but for the price you can hardly go wrong.

    Wherever or whomever you order from, be sure to read and follow the sizing/ordering instructions given by the supplier.