I've been wearing my Utilikilts (i have three Mockers now) for almost 3 years and i love them for all of the usual reasons: stylish, comfortable, can be casual or dressy, draws attention to myself. I never realized, or maybe i realized but wouldn't embrace, the fact that i'm a complete attention whore; i suppose that it might be obvious when i think of my online behavior over the last twenty years (yes, i have been online for twenty fucking years, and i know that's not as much as some of you, but still, that's over half my life), but it was certainly not something that i quite got when it came to my physically present interactions. A lot of it comes from increased maturity, as well as the increased confidence that comes from being with 2wanda. But it wasn't until i put on the kilt that i felt like i looked good, and that i liked looking good. Now i'll enjoy a nice buttoned-up shirt with my jeans instead of just T-shirts, and i found comfortable dress shoes so it's not sneakers or hiking boots all the time. And i enjoy picking out a nice tie once in a while.
As for the kilts, i got some brown Doc Martens to go with my first olive kilt, then i went a little crazy and got these monsters.
I mostly wear them under my jeans as they're a bit too sassy to wear to work with my kilt (but they're fun for the occasional dress-up party). Then Kim suggested these after i got my black kilt, and they also go well with the grey kilt.
I also got an array of knee-high socks from Sock Dreams to complement them when i'm wearing shoes.
There is some irony in that i feel pretty darn manly when i'm wearing a skirt (although i do feel that the Utilikilts marketing people hit the "BE MANLY!" button a bit too much in their copy, as do their fan-submitted videos, sometimes leaning on chauvinist stereotypes), but i think it's just that i like the way i look, and that is an unequivocally good thing, and it's also fairly new. OK, i'm an attention whore and i'm vain.