The new movie Brave is all about Princess Merida and the relationship between her and her mother. It’s tense at best, as her mother Eleanor is raising her to be a beautiful well mannered princess and Merida loves being rugged. She is a Scottish tomboy if you want my opinion on the matter. While learning more about Merida and her mother, Pixar took us behind the scenes of Scottish history and that included learning all about the history and how to wear a kilt. Now as you read the rest of this you must read it with a Scottish Accent.
The first rule of wearing kilts is that girls can’t wear kilts. Girls would get cold wearing kilts because there is no undergarment under the kilt, plus a proper girl should be wearing a hand made dress by other mother. Just ask Merida about her beautiful dresses. Don’t ask her mother Eleanor about the rips and tears in the dresses I think it’s a sore spot.
The second rule of wearing kilts is that you must wear them properly. The kilts must be measured by an expert and everything must be put on in the correct order. When measuring yourself for the kilt you need to get four measurements: waist, hip, length and height. Men, don’t suck in your stomach for this measurement, relax, you want it to fit after you gorge on your afternoon meal with the family in the center court. When measuring the length of the kilt be sure to stand up straight and look straight ahead. Remember this is a Scottish privilege and you should be proud of your new found heritage.
The proper order of putting on a kilt would be to first start with the stockings, then the boots. And please tell me that girls can wear these boots because I’m in love with them.
Now is the time to start with the kilt be sure to put it on properly. I’d hate for a breeze to come up and show something most people just aren’t ready to see. Also, to finish the complete Scottish look you must not forget the accessories. You need a belt to hold up the kilt, and you need a man purse for your iPhone, and the sash. I know these are girl terms but they are the terms that I remember, and you must remember to be a proper man wearing a kilt. Burping, overeating and yelling at your kingdom is strictly forbidden (of course that’s how Queen Eleanor wishes her husband would behave).
Get your dose of Scottish heritage with the release of Brave on June 22nd.
All Travel and expenses were covered by Disney