Kilt Shopping


Gregor Edmunds Tartan is pretty nice…heh.

As predicted, the Oz man’s kilt is too small. Little man is nearly 6’2…duh. So we got on the interwebz and went kilt shopping last night. He found a Sportkilt he wants, the Marines Tartan of course. I think I’d also like to find a new kilt for Scotland in September but would maybe like to see what else is out there besides Sportkilt.

So of course I got on the world wide and started looking. I believe the tartan that Gregor Edmunds wears is very nice. No Tammy, the kilt! FOCUS!

If I could fly like Geoff Capes I’d be all for this tartan…


…it’s earthy and subdued. I like it.

Of course our Jolly Roger, ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR, kilts worked pretty swell and the hubs and I looked awfully cute in matchers…


…look at Matt with his little baby beard. Awwwww. The trouble with this is that the kilt is too small for me right now. Uck. Since the numbers on the scale are pointing downward finally, it’s a possibility that it’ll work by September. And there’d be something satisfying about being able to do well in a Games in my first kilt that took a years (plus) vacation while I decided to eat and drink unchecked. We’ll see.

Of course Kilts aren’t just for Highland Games ya know.


Rugby players can rock a kilt…I’m assuming Aussie footballer Cruze Ah-Nau would look great in a kilt. And I don’t even care what tartan it is. Hee.

Can’t forget how much Misha rocks out a kilt…and a WOB by the way…


Le sigh. Uhhhhh, I’ve forgotten what I’m doing. Oh ya, kilt shopping. Clearly this is not a decision to come by lightly. More research is needed.


A Scotsman clad in a kilt left the bar one evening fair

And one could tell by how he walked that he’d drunk more than his share

He fumbled round until he could no longer keep his feet

Then stumbled off into the grass to sleep beside the street

About that time two young and lovely girls just happened by

And one said to the other with a twinkle in her eye

See yon sleeping Scotsman so strong and handsome built

I wonder if it’s true what they don’t wear beneath their kilt

They crept up on that sleeping Scotsman quiet as could be

And lifted up his kilt about an inch so they could see

And there behold for them to view beneath his Scottish skirt

Was nothing more than God had graced him with upon his birth

They marveled for a moment then one said we must be gone

Let’s leave a present for our friend before we move along

As a gift they left a blue silk ribbon tied into a bow

Around the bonnie star the Scot’s kilt did lift and show

The Scotsman woke to nature’s call and stumbled toward the trees

Behind the bush he lifts his kilt and gasps at what he sees

In a startled voice he says to what’s before his eyes

Oh, lad, I don’t know where you’ve been but I see you’ve won first prize.

Scottish Poem

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For training opportunities at tosabarbell, call or text Juli at 320-296-9313. e-mail to At tosabarbell, I build relationships cultivated in a strength and learning environment. There is no 12 week magic pill program to strength but rather a lifetime commitment to be the very best and most useful human you can be. tosabarbell is a private, home grown gym with three lifting platforms; squat rack; prowlers; throwing implements; bars, bumpers and everything else needed for an effective strength and conditioning program. Straightforward barbell programming including the Olympic lifts; sound (read: not fancy bullshit) diet advance for weight gain or loss; and strong coaching will ensure you will meet your goals such as becoming stronger, more explosive, and better conditioned. I have been coaching teams and athletes for over 30 years. I grew up participating in various sports at various levels but was always drawn to those that require strength training. I have multiple local, national, and world records in the sports of Weightlifting and Highland Games Heavy Events as well as a combined total of 5 World Championships. My 5 years of training and coaching under Mark Rippetoe provided a wide range of influence from some of the top strength & conditioning and throwing coaches in the country. I will strongly encourage tosabarbell athletes to compete (and prepare you to do so.) However, tosabarbell is also for those who wish to be stronger and go through life feeling better. Matt WanAt is a retired Professional Strongman who competed frequently with Strongman Champions League in Europe. He played a year of D1 football with Iowa before concentrating on his Chemical Engineering degree in Iowa City. He is a native of Wauwatosa and still remains a staunch supporter of Tosa East. This blog will be a mixture of strength notes, coaching and nutrition tips, personal shit; bacon delicacies, and a whole lot of fun.
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