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Tartan Takeover!

Houston’s had previously written on a blog about celebrity men in kilts after US rapper P Diddy rocked out Glasgow’s Fruitmarket in his grey kilt whilst flying the Saltire. This led us to think… with all the many celebrities including actors, musicians and TV stars that have donned the kilt on both stage and screen, who deserves to make the Top 10? There was much debate here at Houston HQ but the results were inconclusive, no one could agree!

Our top 10 included

PDiddy
Biffy Clyro
Gerard Butler
Ed Westwick
Ewan McGregor
Sting
Dougray Scott
Sammuel L Jackson
Mel Gibson
Rod Stewart
Mike Myers
Ashton Kutcher

However, since this list has been created we quickly began to notice, it’s not just men that are rocking the the kilt. Ladies have also bought into the tartan trend and so began the tartan takeover!
Although kilts and tartan are a traditional form of dress adaptations of these such as tartan shirts, skirts and dresses can be found in high street fashion stores. Modern fashion designers such as Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood have introduced tartan to the catwalks of the most high profile fashion shows giving highland wear a modern edge. Tartan has become a noticeable celebrity trend with various styles been worn by stars such as Kiefer Sutherland, Chris Noth, Billy Connolly, Sean Connery, Rihanna, Katherine Jenkins, Taylor Swift, Victoria Beckham, Kylie Minogue and Emma Watson to name only a few. Furthermore, tartan has most recently been worn by The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton which has given the tartan trend a regal accreditation. This celebrity trend has widened the tartan appeal around the globe to a much larger and more diverse audience.
Scotland has set the precedence for New Year and Hogmanay celebrations with millions of people round the world wearing Kilts, trews and other tartan clothing to honour their Scottish decent whilst singing to our very own Rabbie Burns’ beautiful ballad Auld Lang Syne. Whilst many believe the term ‘traditional dress’ to reflect ideas of old or outdated wear, kilts and tartan have never been more fashionable or versatile. Available in thousands of variations of tartan, with a diversity of shirts, ties and accessories no two outfits need ever be the same!

On that note Houston’s want to create the definitive Top Ten Tartan Trendsetters! Please leave a comment with the male or female celebrity you would like to nominate and we’ll be back soon with the results!

PDiddy in Scottish Tartan Kilt @ Glasgow Fruitmarket
PDiddy in Scottish Tartan Kilt @ Glasgow Fruitmarket

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Celebrity Men in Kilts

PDiddy in Scottish Tartan Kilt @ Glasgow Fruitmarket
PDiddy in Scottish Tartan Kilt @ Glasgow Fruitmarket

Celebrities in kilts have been in magazines, on the stage and screen for years! Even US rapper P Diddy rocked out Glasgow’s Fruitmarket last October in his grey kilt whilst flying the Saltire (touche!).  But of all the celebrities, actors, musicians and TV stars that have donned the kilt on both stage and screen, who deserves to make the Top 10? There was much debate here at Houston HQ on our coffee break, that’s for sure.

Unsurprisingly we could not agree. So we wanted to share our thoughts and let you help us come up with a Top 10 list of celebrity men in kilts.

What celebrities, actors or musicians do you think have really rocked the kilt? To get the ball rolling we have jotted down some of our own favourites.

Celebrities who ‘rock’ the Kilt

  • PDiddy
  • Biffy Clyro
  • Gerard Butler
  • Ed Westwick
  • Ewan McGregor
  • Sting
  • Dougray Scott
  • Sammuel L Jackson
  • Mel Gibson
  • Rod Stewart
  • Mike Myers
  • Ashton Kutcher

With Glee star Kurt Hummel sporting a kilt and the fashion pack all predicting tartan is here to stay we had best keep our eyes peeled for more additions in the coming weeks!

We need your help

All suggestions are very welcome, just add your suggestions using the comment form below. We will ask our friends on Twitter and Facebook too so watch this space.

The Houston Kiltmakers Official Top 10 Celebrity Men in Kilts is coming soon. Come on, join in the fun!