Sunday, July 17, 2011

Family Stroll

Family Stroll
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A Seattle mom and dad with their child in a stroller and their dog make their way down the crowded sidewalk of a neighborhood street festival.Typical Seattle summer vibe.

Update 2:30 PM:  Dear readers, several commentors below are asking why the skirt? Sorry not to have clarified for you to begin with that this guy is wearing a Utilikilt, a brand of utilitarian and work kilts designed and manufactured here in Seattle (kilts are a tradition in Scottish Highlands' menswear--think Braveheart and Great Britain's famous Highlands Regiments). Kilts in the United States are mostly worn only for formal occasions by people honoring their family heritage, commonly made of a wool tartan woven in a family pattern. But, here in Seattle there is a company that designs and manufactures kilts for everyday and work wear. In cooler months these are often paired with ankle high Doc Martins for footwear rather than the traditional wing tip Gillie Brogues. I've seen a lot of guys around Seattle wearing Utilikilts, and I've seen some female fashionistas adopt them for their ensembles as well. They aren't cheap! I'll post other images tomorrow to illustrate how this is pretty common attire around these parts :-).

11 comments:

Maya said...

Hah! That is SO Seattle!

Montreal Photo Daily said...

Woohoo! Love it!
Have a great day, Kim!

Leif Hagen said...

Who wears the pants in that family?! LOL! I don't think my wife would let me wear a skirt like that....

Dindin MK said...

funny, saw that big man wear a skirt... LOL!

Madge said...

Nicely captured slice of daily life... but summer.. well, I'm still waiting for it to show up, probably about the time school starts and I go back to work...lol!

Virginia said...

Nice legs!!!
V

Barcelona m'enamora said...

It's fun! Why he wears skirt? Anyway I'm sure it's fresh!

This days are so hot...

Regards from Barcelona!

Kim said...

Dear readers, thanks, and I've answered your question with an update in the post above.'-Kim

Kim said...

Oh, and perhaps the reason they are so popular can be summed up by Jan Michael Vincent's quote in the old TV film "Tribes": "Sir, I like my freedom, sir!"
-Kim

Mike said...

I am glad to see you are still giving love to the Kilt-wearing men of Seattle.

Lizzie said...

Haha love that men in Seattle aren't afriad to be wearing something commonly mistaken as a "skirt". <3 this city!

Lizzie
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