Before you Scots hunt me down, I want you to know I’m kidding! I’m half-Scottish myself, and I very much admire the traditional, manly garb of Scotland and other Gaelic cultures — but a traditional kilt with the multiple yards of fabric, pleats, and clan-specific patterns just isn’t for me. However, the Workman model from Utilikilt is a different story. This tough-as-nails garment combines the utility of a tool belt with the freedom of movement that only a kilt can provide.
Utilikilt makes the Workman out of durable, water-resistant 12-oz duck fabric, in your choice of black, brown, caramel, or natural fabric colors. The American-made kilt features a left-side key clasp, two rear pockets, and two multi-chamber, riveted side pockets that will hold all sorts of tools, nails, or personal electronics that you might need on the jobsite.
An adjustable tool loop dubbed “The Grip” will support anything from a claw hammer to a medium-duty cordless driver. And an optional snap-closure modesty flap is included, so you won’t accidentally flash your business to the whole neighborhood while up on a ladder.
All this awesome doesn’t come cheap — the Utilikilt Workman will cost you $215, but being secure enough to wear one to work is priceless.