Living A Kilted Life

aka... Freaking out the natives


yet another test
leather, kilt, kilted
mysticmead

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Not happy with Utilikilt right now....
leather, kilt, kilted
mysticmead
I decided that enough was enough... 2 weeks after my credit card being charged.. and no kilt on the way..with no ETA of when it might be on the way..that's complete bullshit.. I emailed Utilikilt and told them to give me my money back..

Don't get me wrong... I love my Utilikilts... I really do.. but 2 weeks.. no kilt even on  the way?? it would have been one thing if I had ordered a kilt on the phone knowing the kilt was out of stock.. or even ordering online knowing it was out of stock... but to be told not only by the website that it was in stock, but by HIROSHI at Utilikilts that it was going to be shipped that day... and then told opps... bummer, it's not in stock after all.. that kind sucks. When I asked HIROSHI  if there was any updates I was told "So far, no luck. I have not seen many come in from Production in the past two week."    2 WEEKS?? and nothing from production?? I've worked at places that would FIRE everyone for not producing something for 2 fucking weeks. 

Will I order from Utilikilts in the future... I don't know... right now I'd have to say that the answer is no... unless they can get their shit together. There are plenty of other kilt makers out there that make products as good as UK.. some even better... hell my wife makes a better kilt.. might just spend that money on a lot of fabric and tell her to go nuts.

(note.. I had to initiate the emails with them, they wouldn't have said a thing if I didn't ...and I had to ask for an update..not cool)
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Still no new Utilikilt...
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mysticmead
I ordered my new Utilikilt on Aug 13th....it's not my first UK...and hopefully won't be my last... but come on...They already took my money...and still don't have my kilt in stock to ship it to me?? it doesn't take that long to make a fucking kilt... I should know... my wife can knock out a kilt in 3 days... If I find out that they (UK) are simply stocking a bunch of kilts up to take to  Dragon*Con for Labor Day weekend... I'm gonna be a real fuckin pissed off customer...pissed off enough to never buy shit from them again..  At the very least... they better overnight the kilt (at their expense) and toss a fuckin t-shirt in with it.. yeah... I check the website several times a day to see if my size  suddenly pops up as in stock...or see if my order status has changed... but to get an email from them (after sending one asking for an update AGAIN) saying they haven't seen any in my size come from production in 2 weeks .. seems like they either need to get some new  people in production that will actually work... or they are working their asses off...but not for the ones that are already paid for...just to take to Dragon*Con (DC)...

yeah... I'll either be at DC to check myself... or I'll have friends there to check for me... if they have my size at DC  then they're gonna have a LOT of explaining to do...

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mysticmead

Grrrrrrrrr
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mysticmead
well... after being reassured by Utilikilts yesterday that my new kilt would be shipped that  day... I got an email last night from them... saying that opps... the computer lied.. they don't have my size in stock... and it'll be until next week before they have any.. they better upgrade my shipping to over night instead of UPS ground (which takes a week as it is)... maybe they can even toss in a free t-shirt as well... it's not MY fault that they said it was in stock and let me order it.... they need to make this customer happy..

New Utilikilt
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mysticmead
I ordered my new Black Original Utilikilt last friday...Normally they ship the same day and emails are great on keeping you informed with the order... BUT, this one, I got an email saying I had placed and order and how much thy charged me... but that was it... nada afterwards... Soooooooooo today I sent them a nice email... in very nice terms asking them if there was a delay in processing the order? and if so, a simple email letting me know would be nice... 

what I wanted to say was are you going to do anything beside charge my credit card...you know... like ship me the kilt I just forked over a bunch cash for? I got a reply saying it would be shipping today... was that so hard?? could they not have done that without me having to email them first??

wind and a light weight kilt....
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mysticmead
Ok... I love my Utilikilts...I really do... BUT the last one I got was a Desert camo Utilikilt... and for some UNKNOWN reason,  Utilikilt choose a light weight 100% cotton ripstop fabric... while this is a great choice for the military.. it is a shitty choice for Utilikilts... they could have easily found the same camo pattern in a nice poly/cotton twill like the rest of the Original model kilts... Polly/Cotton doesn't need to be ironed very often...or even at all... cotton ripstop.... yeah... it needs to be ironed... a LOT... and even then, once it's ironed and looking good... as soon as you sit down, it's creased beyond  belief.. I still like it... but it'll mainly get worn around the house..and not see to much  travel into public..

Now, as I said, it's a light weight cotton fabric...that means it doesn't take much wind to make the kilt very light in the front (or rear).. My wife and I had stopped to grab a 32oz Monster before heading home the other night when the winds picked up due to an approaching thunder storm... as I was walking from the parking space to the door.... a gust of  wind hit and lifted the apron of the kilt....I was showing just about all the thigh possible and had it been more than a quick gust of wind, well... let's just say the local would have been more than freaked out...Of course my wife thought it was funny as hell and laughed her ass off watching me walk into the store holding both the front AND the back of the kilt down during the next gust of wind...

I thikn from now on when I order a Utilikilt, I'm going to call and  ask them if it's a ripstop fabric... if it is, I'll pass... poly/cotton from now on.. or even better, I'll stick with the kilts my wife makes. they have a full under apron to avoid flashing everyone in a sudden gust of wind and I can pick out the material myself :D

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mysticmead
well... here's a new story for ya... I was at my birthday dinner recently with my family including my father and step mom. We decided to go to Ryan's Steak house (for those that don't know, it's a all you can eat buffet style steak house).. while loading my plate one lady turned around and saw me standing there in my kilt... if it hadn't been for pure luck and quick hands, she would have spilled her plate of food on the floor... guess from now on she'll not be so surprised to see a guy wearing a kilt... of course I got the normal stares and heard the normal whispers... no big deal...  after dinner I was standing outside talking to my dad before he had to head home, when suddenly he just gets a HUGE case of the giggles.. it seems that a lady walked out of the restaurant looked... stopped... looked again... then had to stop and look 3 or 4 more times before she got to her car... this was the first time my dad had seen the reaction that people have to a guy in a kilt... he loved it..and now he understands one of the reasons I wear one...

What is freaking out the natives???
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mysticmead
ok, there are going to be a few of you that ask the question... what exactly is freaking out the natives?? here it is in a nut shell...

I live a kilted life.. I have been wearing a kilt for the last year every single day. Freaking out the natives is the reaction to wearing a kilt that I get from the local residents of the area that I live... here's an example of what ya might see me post.... (shamelessly  copied from the entries I've done at www.realityunleashed.com

After I got off work... My wife and I hopped in the car and drove to target...we had a couple things on our list that we HAD to have... pillows... our old worn out down pillow are a pain in the neck... literally... I wake up and all I feel is pain...and we need a carrier for the cat...cause well... she has been scratching her ears real bad and we're gonna take her to the vet... I wasn't about to try and HOLD a cat in a waiting room full of dogs...I like my skin intact and on my body thank you...

now to the freaking out the natives part..we park the car at Target...and as I'm walking across the parking lot and damn near to the door I hear.... Wooooooooooooo BABY!!! NICE LEGS!! being shouted by a passing car.... there were girls in the back seat that did the yelling...and the driver (a guy) was beat red from the embarrassment of his passengers....

While in Target... I got a few stairs...including some old lady in a motorized shopping cart...she sorta stared not knowing what to think...there were a few other strange looks... mostly people in shock from seeing a guy in a kilt out in public...

Next we decided to head to burger king... cause well... neither one of us felt like cooking dinner..I placed our big order to go and went to help Mah get the drinks ready.... that's when I heard the familiar gasp....I turned around and EVERY single employee there was stopped dead in their track staring... even the ones working the food prep area... the girl werkin drive through was the one that had gasped and when she saw I was staring back at them she turned several shades of red... it was all she could do to not keep looking while we waited for our food...she even had to take a break with another girl werkin there to go outside....and of course....stare some more



so there ya have it...

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