I get a lot of crazy looks when I tell people my husband wears a kilt. At first it bothered me a little, but now I think it is just funny to watch people's faces as they try to think of something to say. The fact is most men did not start wearing pants until the late 1780s. So that means they wore some type of dress or skirt as a regular garment. If you are interested you can read about the history of the kilt here.
The Hay Clan is Scottish (if you were still wondering!:). My husband's 7th great-grandfather (read more about him and the Hays Cemetery here) was born in Scotland in 1786. He moved to the states in the early 1800s. More than likely Stanwick Hays wore a kilt or at least knew someone that did!
I just love this one! They look so nice!
Okay so I am the last one to get my act together and purchase my tartan material! I will be in this picture next year!