Thursday, 19 July 2012

Men In Kilts…

It’s been a busy week. I’ve been writing away in my wee cottage on a Scottish hillside thinking about the characters in my next book. In particular, I’ve been thinking about our hero and how he might look in a Kilt?

Now, in my previous novel Bagpipes & Bullshot’ we have the gorgeous Innes Buchanan and his equally handsome brother Fergus – looking tartantastic in their Clan Buchanan Kilts.

In ‘Reaching for the Stars’, well, I’m sure Finn would look absolutely yummy out of his chef’s whites and sporting the ‘McDuff Hunting’ tartan!
So, to help me out with my research, I’d like you to feast your eyes on this selection of Men in Kilts and let me know who gets the vote from you. For copyright reasons I'm having to post links to images and not actual photos here but please leave a comment - or  your suggestions - in the comment box, as to who you favour in the tartan. Alternatively tweet your response using the hashtag #meninkilts

  
  
  



It’s all a bit of frivolous fun of course – until you watch my favourite kilted uTube video – when research into Men in Kilts becomes an altogether much more serious matter….

All blog-friendly comments on what you think of Men in Kilts are welcome!

30 comments:

Raven McAllan said...

love the blog. there was a different pic of Mr McG some where recently, and well...phew!
And the video is fun.. except for his choice in the water of life. He dropped several notches on the whoar-o-meter then

Louisa said...

Ha ha! I love it -- the photos and the video!

JO said...

What fun - love the video. And Sean Connery looks really at home in his kilt (but he looks wonderful in most things!)

Janice Horton said...

Hi Raven - I can't decide whether Mr McGregor or Mr Bulter looks the most handsome in their Kilts.... I might have to stare at their photos a bit longer....

What choice in the water of life...? Oh, it's a Whiskey advert...doh!

Te-he!!

Janice xx

Janice Horton said...

Hi Louisa - happy to have made you smile! :)

Jo - yes, Mr Connery still has it, doesn't he!

Janice xx

Talli Roland said...

Men in kilts! Men in kilts!

Okay, I've calmed down a bit now.

I do love a man in a kilt. And that's all I have to say that's fit for a blog on that one!

Linn B Halton said...

Sean is King of the Kilt - not only does he wear it so well, but he can beat off the younger element with just a lift of his eyebrow .... fab fun!

Janice Horton said...

Oh dear, Talli - I fear I might have put your blood pressure up with all these men in kilts - or with the video anyway - and that might not be good for wee master TR. I suggest a lie down but you must stop chanting 'Men in Kilts'!

I was thinking of calling my next novel 'Fifty Shades of Tartan' - what'dyafink..?

Janice xx

Janice Horton said...

I agree Linn - Sir Sean does still have it, doesn't he? And that one raised eyebrow.... Ooh, stop it! Now I've gone all of a quiver!

Janice xx

Cyndi Tefft said...

I'm jealous that you get to spend time writing in a wee Scottish cottage! Love that. :)

The whisky ad is completely classic. I love all of theirs, but that one is definitely my fave!

Cyndi

Susan Livingston said...

OMG!! Sean Connery in a kilt! He's to die for! Thank you Janice. You made my day with that pic alone! (swooning)

Janice Horton said...

Well Cyndi - that’s what you get when you order a large scotch :)

Susan - Ooooh, another in the sexy Sir Sean camp. He's winning so far...

I just had an email in from my lovely friend Eileen, who bypassed all the photos and went straight for the video. Her astute comment was by way of observation - the man in the video, she said, 'has great bone structure'.
I absolutely agree. :)

Susan Livingston said...

LOL...I completely agree with Eileen!

Teri Heyer said...

Ahhh, gotta love a guy in a kilt. Great blog post and pics. Loved the youtube video/ad too. Yummy!

AliB said...

Oh dear - sorry Rod that is wrong on so many levels! Sean C. is like , may be like and old friend, but I think my vote goes to G. Butler - whoever he is, he can come calling anytime!
Excellent blog topic!
AliB

Melanie said...

Sir Sean... I swear he gets better looking every day. Be still my heart. th-thump, th-thump.

Sheryl said...

Phew, quick, fan me with a kilt! I just saw the video! Haw, haw! Thanks for brightening my evening, Janice! For me, Sean gets the vote. He just wears it soooo well! Fab post! :) xx

Kit Domino said...

Ooo so hard to decide between Sean Connery and Ewan McGregor. Shall have to toss a cabre or two to decide. Best of three? Such fun and loved the video.

Janice Horton said...

Hi Teri - glad to have been of service. Thank you and I really appreciate the blog follow! xx

Ali - well spotted - Mr Butler is my top tartan sporting celeb too! Sigh....

Ooh Melanie - I can hear your heart thumping from across the Atlantic Ocean!

Sheryl - love it! If it gets too hot up here in Scotland over the next few weeks (and they've promised the hot weather is on it's way once the gulf stream moves) I'm going to yell 'fan me with a kilt' !!

Janice xxx

Janice Horton said...

Kit - I don't mind if you choose between Sean and Ewan or vote for both - just don't ask me to share Gerard. xx

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Wow - doesn't Sean Connery look good! And I always like Ewan McG, whether in kilt or other.

Janice Horton said...

Naomi, one of my lovely Scottish friends - emailed to say (copied here with her permission)

Janice, depends on whether your man in a kilt is wearing it during the day or for a wedding or party. Prince Charles and Ewan McGregor both wear their kilts as if they are really comfortable in them whereas the others either look a bit stuffed, ie. Sean, or naff, ie Rod Stewart. Hate the awful white socks with the stupid ties up the legs. Stockings should match or tone with the kilt colour and shoes for evening wear should be something less clumsy than brogues! The most elegant outfit I've seen was worn by a minister in John Major's last government who at an evening do wore his kilt, a maroon and green affair if I remember correctly, with matching knitted kilt hose, ie. Argyle pattern, and black patent leather pumps, as worn with Court dress. Looked so elegant and knocked everyone else to a cocked hat, helped he was quite good looking too!

Janice Horton said...

On Twitter there have been lots and lots of lovely RT’s - thanks everyone!

Lovely tweets from:

@KellySGamble: You just made my day! #meninkilts

@SSWright: Gotta be Sean Coonery #meninkilts No contest!

@LinnBHalton Sir Sean sure looks good in the tartan! #meninkilts

@pamplainandtall I'm down for Sean Connery. Key: The right shirt & jacket, a broad, manly stance, bit of girth & a bit of snow on the roof.

@SarahShand96 There is something about a man in a kilt. Makes my heart go all a-flutter.

@effytink Me thinks Ewan is the best x

Janice Horton said...

Hi Rosemary -looks like Sean has it - and the vote! xx

myraduffy said...

What an interesting area to claim as research,Janice!

Henriette said...

Ewan McGregor gets my vote, hands down!

Although Sean Connery is a very close 2nd....

Hx

David P. King said...

Can't say I've written an kilts yet, but who is to say it wouldn't be welcomed. Go for it! :)

Janice Horton said...

Myra - well, I like to research my subjects thoroughly...

Henri - I believe we have similar tastes in kilted men...

Thank you David!

xxx

Helen said...

Ewan gets my vote! I'm not even a particular fan of his, but he really rocks that kilt.

ari_1965 said...

I think Prince Charles looks great in a kilt. He's obviously used to wearing one and doesn't have that air of being in fancy dress.

I like men in kilts, as long as the sporran isn't so immense that it looks like they're carrying their lunch in there.