US MEN IN KILTS
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Seattle - recent
1. Wide of Seattle, Washington
2. Pan of buildings in downtown Seattle
3. Mid man wearing kilt walks into Starbucks coffee
4. Wide man in tie-die kilt smoking on Pioneer Square
5. Mid Utilikilts storefront
6. Mid man in kilt fixing storefront
7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Steven Villegas, founder/ designer of Utilikilts
" I saw all the attributes of the kilt on its wearers - the airconditioning, the girls seemed to like it, but I wasn't exactly Scottish and I wasn't about to wear wool in the summertime, which is when I really want to wear a kilt-like garment. So I just put something together because I couldn't find it online or at any other store."
8. Wide Villegas walking down ally wearing a kilt
9. Utilikilts logo in store
10. Various of store interior
11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Steven Villegas, founder/ designer of Utilikilts
"It should be a daily utilitarian piece of clothing, that is skirtlike and gives you the airconditioning and the freedom and the liberty that the utilikilt does."
12. SOUNDBITE: (English) Steven Villegas, founder/ designer of Utilikilts (off camera)
"First of all, they're all made in washable fabrics. This model itself has a slant pocket here, it's very concealing. This is a cargo pocket off the side. Notice it's detached, allowing the pleats to flow evenly below it."
13. Various of customer dropping trousers and trying on kilts
14. SOUNDBITE: (English) Steven Villegas, founder/ designer of Utilikilts
"In the rear you've got two pockets. Again, all of the kilts are 100 percent open. They're not culots, they're not shorts, they're fully open and to put one on you simply wrap it, as you would a traditional kilt."
15. Various of customers trying on kilts
16. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Whittington, customer
"I work as a consultant. So I can do pretty much what I like. If I were meeting a client, I might have to wear something a bit more formal, depends on the client....It's very comfortable. Lots of room to move. (Question: are you wearing something underneath?) I am today, but normally not. It's just that I was out in shorts and I wasn't dressing to wear a kilt today. But normally I wouldn't. "
17. Customer leaving store
18. SOUNDBITE: (English) Steven Villegas, founder/ designer of Utilikilts
"It's a very unpredictable audience who's buying the Utilikilt. It's not one genre, it's guys that are comfortable with themselves, that are basically leaders, that promote change, they're not fearing it. They embrace what's around the corner, they have a certain sense of value for utility, quality, made in America, made in Seattle�"
19. Various of kilt-making factory/sewing facilities
20. SOUNDBITE: (English) Steven Villegas, founder/designer of Utilikilts
"You know there used to be old stigmas like 'your dad wears a skirt and your mama wears combat boots,' - like that's an insult these days? Everything goes."
21. Various of utilikilt store photos of kilt-wearers
22. SOUNDBITE :(English) Voxpop "It takes a lot of guts for a guy to wear a skirt, so I'm supportive."
23. SOUNDBITE :(English) Voxpop "Well, not in an everyday scene but I've seen people wearing kilts at formal affairs for instance. And that's in line, it's traditional, and for a certain ethnic group, it's the right thing to do. For me, no."
24. SOUNDBITE :(English) Voxpop "I think it looks good. I wouldn't want it on my husband, though. (question: why?) Because he doesn't have great legs."
25.SOUNDBITE :(English) Voxpop "But it starts with the kilt, and then it's the bagpipes, and then it's Haggis - do you see the slippery slope we're on?
26. Wide of man with kilt sitting on bench
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