[[caption-width-right:325:"[[AllWomenAreLustful Oh my]], [[FemaleGaze that British soldier is bending over!]] I'll just... fix my shoe, now." [[note]]This picture was made in ''1815''. This trope is OlderThanRadio.[[/note]]]]

->''A [[NoTrueScotsman true Scotsman]] will never tell you what's under his kilt''\\
''But given any chance he'll be more than glad to show you.''
-->-- '''Fred [=MacAulay=]'''

Men in The Kilt (the plural of A Kilt is The Kilt, not Kilts) are often considered sexy, especially if they have "good legs." This a form of {{fanservice}} but it isn't always intentional; as MostWritersAreMale (and straight), they usually don't include and might even deliberately avoid {{fanservice}} aimed at women.

On occasion it ''is'' intentional though. We'll be listing both examples of intentional and unintentional Kilt Service here. It is worth mentioning, however, there are examples of this ''definitely'' not being {{fanservice}}, when the Kilt is worn by a not traditionally attractive man… then again, different strokes for different folks [[RuleThirtyFour and all that]].

Often if a ManInAKilt appears, someone will suggestively ask if is he "[[NoTrueScotsman a real Scotsman]]", i.e. is [[GoingCommando anything worn under the kilt]]? If he's a "real Scotsman" he might say nothing is worn under the kilt: it's all in very good condition. (Historically, this is a case of artistic license; since the "nae trews" style of kilt-wearing originated with a single ''British Army'' regiment; we also understand that it is permissible to wear underpants with a kilt at present, since there is [[UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen a lady]] on the Scottish throne. British Army uniform regulations require that underwear be worn with the kilt when ladies are present, or when engaged in athletic pursuits or dancing, and encourage (but do not require) the wearing of underwear with the kilt in any other circumstances, and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True_Scotsman The Other Wiki]] notes that participants in traditional Highland events like the Highland Games or country dance contests are generally required by the rules to wear something under their kilt.) A typical answer to "what are you wearing under it" if the man in question is feeling a little mischievous is, "Good girls don't ask, bad girls find out for themselves" and, if he just wants to be a total wiseass, "[[MathematiciansAnswer Shoes]]." Note also that the Scottish Tartans Authority, an organization dedicated to preservation of kilts and tartans history, calls going without "childish and unhygienic".

The kilt is also invariably the Scottish tartan Great or Wee kilt, despite the kilt being considerably OlderThanTheyThink.

Furthermore -- in Scotland, the kilt is part of Highland dress and not universal to the entire country. Lowlanders (including historical figures like John Knox and Creator/RobertBurns) would never have worn kilts as they are the mainstay of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teuchter 'Teuchter']] (or Highlander). This being the subject of "Donald Where's Yer Troosers?" by comic singer Andy Stewart.

Compare ShirtlessScene. At the end of the day, kilts are skirts and various types (Scottish and otherwise) are used in women's fashion, and many examples overlap with WholesomeCrossdresser, DisguisedInDrag or even CreepyCrossdresser.

Oh, and… it's probably best ''not'' to [[ViolentGlaswegian tell a Scotsman]] [[BerserkButton he's wearing a skirt]]… because if you do, you'll get [[{{Pun}} kilt]].



* Scotch Whisky purveyor William Lawson's "No Rules" ad campaign featured kilt-wearing, [[MrFanservice well-built]], and typically [[ShirtlessScene shirtless]] men. Pushing the {{fanservice}} content as far as they're allowed (and occasionally farther, as one advert demonstrated), the kilts are invariably raised or lost completely.
** In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bdnsAosfVA the most well-known of these ads]]; a shirtless (and presumably underwear-less) Nico Vandersmissen recreates Sharon Stone's famous scene from ''Film/BasicInstinct'' by flashing (a clearly impressed)… Sharon Stone.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAKg-CC_9gQ Another one]] portrays the pre-game of a Scotland -- New Zealand rugby game. The New Zealanders perform their traditional pre-match ''haka'' (the one performed in the ad isn't the actual All Blacks haka, but it's close enough). The Scots stand around in kilts, unimpressed. Then it's their turn. They just stand there, and then they lift their kilts. Faces of New Zealand team: 0.0. Cue CrowningMomentOfFunny. Well built, indeed. (Oh, don't worry, that bit is off-screen.)
* [[http://www.utilikilts.com/ Utilikilts]] runs an [[http://www.utilikilts.com/customer/mockumercials/ annual Mock-U-Mercial contest]] where owners can send in their fanmade commercials. Some are pretty amazingly epic. They're almost all gutbustingly funny.
* Scott's Porage Oats pretty much sell their entire image on this from adverts like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tZ0LWGdTq0 this]] to their [[http://www.google.co.uk/images?q=scott%27s+porage+oats&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=fSrHS92gEZrEmwO22eXMDA&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=6&ved=0CDIQsAQwBQ basic box design]].
* Clothing company 5.11 Tactical occasionally sells a [[http://www.511tactical.com/tactical-duty-kilt-196179.html Tactical Duty Kilt]]. One year when they sold it, they promoted it with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZcqMkxrp68 a video]] of two guys trying to one-up each other doing various combat and driving drills wearing the kilt, [[MomentOfAwesome culminating with one of them]] ''[[MomentOfAwesome skydiving]]''.
* An ad for Fruit of the Loom underwear informs the viewers who you should and shouldn't give underwear for the holidays. One of the "shouldn't"s is a Scotsman, who just laughs and says "Nae!"

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* As a general rule, cisgender male characters in anime and manga who end up wearing [[{{Joshikousei}} schoolgirl uniforms]] technically fall under this trope, particularly if the uniform incorporates a plaid pleated skirt. This is commonly seen in the OtokonokoGenre.
* ''Manga/CandyCandy'' involved some characters with the kilt and nicely-shaped legs.
* [[TheRival Koga]] from ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' pretty much wears a kilt.
* Prince Fillmore typically wears one in ''Manga/TheFiveStarStories'', though a dark brown one as opposed to the more iconic plaid.
* The Hitachiin twins and Hunny [[{{Joshikousei}} pair sailor tops with the kilt]] in the introductory image for volume 2 of ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', bringing them into WholesomeCrossdresser territory; [[GenderInvertedTrope Haruhi also gets in on the act in the same image.]]
* A variation with Tien Shinhan in the ''Franchise/DragonBall'' franchise. In later installments, he wears a long, flowing skirt reminiscent of Buddhist monks' robes.

* In an early Creator/JeffDunham comedy special, Walter remarks, "I used to chase skirts all over the world, until I got to Scotland, and, boy, was I surprised!"
* In the first of the Great Comedy Debates held at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, politician Steve Crabb -- who was born in Scotland and had a heavy Scottish accent -- wore a kilt because his team captain had told him it would distract the opposing side from the topic. He then commented that his own team had been the only ones to make jokes about it.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'': In ''Tintin and the Black Island'' Tintin crashlands in Scotland, where he is given traditional Scottish clothing, including a kilt.
* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'': When Asterix and Obelix go and watch a rugby game in "Asterix in Britain" the Caledonian (Scottish) musical band walks around in kilts.
* ''ComicBook/{{Jommeke}}'': One of the recurring characters in this comic strip is Mic Mac Jampudding, a Scot who walks around in traditional Scottish clothing, including the kilt.
* ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'': In "De Knokkersburcht" Suske en Wiske visit Scotland, where everyone (including themselves) wears Scottish traditional clothing.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'': In the album "Mr. Nobody" Nero and company are visited by the Scotsman Mr. Nobody, who wears a kilt.
* ''ComicBook/DeKiekeboes'': Party subverted in "De Doedelzak van Mac Reel" ("The Bagpipes of [[PunnyName MacRel"]]), where the Scottish scientist only starts wearing a kilt when he's back in Scotland and as part of a traditional festivity.
* Creator/DonRosa made Scrooge wear a kilt in the ninth part of ''ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck.'' There is no sign in the comics of the Scottish accent he has in animated works such as ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', but Rosa's works seem to imply that he lost it during his cowboy years.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In a bit of ActorAllusion fun, young [[Creator/EwanMcgregor Obi-Wan Kenobi]] often wears one in the ''FanFic/SithAcademy'' stories, much to the delight of [[LoverAndBeloved Qui-Gon Jinn]], [[CrackPairing Darth Maul]], and the series' fanbase.
* Duncan [=McSmurf=], the CaptainErsatz of Gutsy from ''Film/TheSmurfs'' film series, in ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf''. His [[{{Oireland}} Oirish]] [[TheBartender bartender]] friend Tapper Smurf occasionally wears one at weddings. But neither of them would wear one without pants.
* Or god in a kilt, in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World''. The giant statue of Meddar Pyar has him wearing a kilt. As the four travel up the side of the White Tower in a transparent elevator (they're about to have an interview with the Pyar gods), John, out of sheer nervousness, makes a running tour guide commentary about the giant statues they're rising past. At one point he talks about what the god might have on under his kilt and whether they'll have the opportunity to take a look before they leave.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'', the story takes place in Scotland and thus all male characters wear kilts. And many of them wear naught else but their weapons belts, as shown by the [[BedsheetLadder "rope of the kilt"]] scene. Pixar even held "Kilt Fridays" at the studio, requiring all male staff members to wear a kilt to work.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsTheLegendOfSmurfyHollow'', Gutsy checks underneath the kilt when he says that he doesn't have any pants on to slow him down, despite evidence to the contrary.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* William Wallace (Creator/MelGibson) in ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'' even though, like most of the film, this was unlikely. Wallace was not a Highlander -- he was an upper-class Lowlander. The kilt in ''Braveheart'' is an anachronism; during Wallace's time, the most common battle dress was a long, heavy tunic waterproofed with bear or goose grease. The plaid wool wrap, which would evolve into the Great Kilt about a century later, was too valuable to risk damaging, and would have been set aside before battle. Also worth noting that at the time, the great plaid didn't exist and wouldn't until over a century later. In dress, Wallace and his men would have looked no different from the Englishmen they were fighting.
%%* Liam Neeson in ''Film/RobRoy''.
* Connor [=MacLeod=] (Christopher Lambert) in ''Film/{{Highlander}}''. Along with many others in the Clan [=McLeod=].
* Creator/SamuelLJackson wore a kilt in ''Film/The51stState''.
* ''Film/JamesBond''
** James Bond in ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' (a bit ironic considering it was Lazenby, not [[Creator/SeanConnery Connery]]).
** Artist Mike Grell put the comic book Franchise/JamesBond (visually based on Creator/SeanConnery) in a kilt in the ''Permission to Die'' mini-series.
** While Bond's backstory is [[BroadStrokes more than a little flexible]], the character is canonically half-Scottish by descent.
** In ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'', David Niven as James Bond goes up against a bunch of Scotsmen; Peter Sellers as James Bond is hallucinated into a hostile Highlander marching band.
* Peter Capaldi wears a kilt, arran jumper and is seen frequently with bagpipes in Creator/KenRussell's horror film ''Film/TheLairOfTheWhiteWorm''.
* Since in the Scottish Hebrides and a navy man at that, Torquil [=MacNeil=] wears his kilt constantly in the film ''Film/IKnowWhereImGoing''.
* In ''Film/TenInchHero'', [[Creator/JensenAckles Priestly]] wears one with a black t-shirt saying "Surf naked".
* In ''Film/CarryOnUpTheKhyber'' [[MundaneMadeAwesome a war is fought]] over the belief that the kilted British Army wear underpants. The enemy are ultimately routed by being shown outright that they don't.
* The Hatter in Tim Burton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' wears a kilt for the final battle.
* Alan Bates in ''Film/KingOfHearts'' wears a kilt as the uniform of his regiment -- the ladies in the village brothel find it appealing.
* Robert Donat dons a kilt for the film ''Film/TheGhostGoesWest''. Swoon.
* The first film to pair Creator/LaurelAndHardy, ''Putting Pants on Philip'', has Stan as the kilted title character and Ollie as his embarrassed uncle.
* ''Film/AustinPowersInternationalManOfMystery'': Fat Bastard wears one in his first scene. Pray for no wind.
* Gutsy Smurf in ''Film/TheSmurfs'' has full regalia plus an accent to match. However, he does wear Smurf pants underneath his kilt.
* ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' get kilted up for a silly mystery in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lbo_VzBQV1g The Hot Scots]]. Although, to be honest, they're not that hot, but they do look good.
* Discussed in ''Film/{{Lionheart}}'' when a couple of characters mock a Scot for his "skirt" and wonder if he's a true Scotsman.

* The Nac Mac Feegle, in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''. When you're six inches high, but have enough muscle to lift a cow, your legs are ''not'' going to be attractive, and artwork of them reflects this. Asked in ''Discworld/{{Wintersmith}}'' if anything was worn underneath…
-->'''Rob Anybody:''' …not necessarily.
* Probably not intended as fanservice (though [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom of course some people will see it that way]]) but a fair number of the male characters in the ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' series wear kilts, Rakkety Tam [=MacBurl=] and Wild Doogy Plumm probably being the most obvious. They're not necessarily of the traditional Scottish design -- Ferahgo wears a fur one.
* ''Literature/TimeEnoughForLove'' by Creator/RobertAHeinlein: Lazarus Long wears a kilt. He started wearing them when they came into fashion, but kept them past the trend as a practical choice -- gives him better weapons concealment and access.
* Jamie Fraser in ''Literature/{{Outlander}}'', much to Claire's delight -- at one point she mentions that the kilt makes her want to "ravish" him. As an aside, the sporran actually proves quite handy.
* Cullen Moorland in ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' is introduced in a green kilt, but he definitely has things underneath.
%% * ''Literature/TheHouseOfNight'':
%% ** In ''Burned'', Seoras shows us how it's really done.
%% ** Stark has also taken to wearing one all the time.
* Kilts are everyday as well as ceremonial wear for the Clan Mackenzie of the Literature/{{Emberverse}}, an AfterTheEnd society which has modeled itself after Scottish clans. Fortunately, the climate of the Willamette Valley is mild enough to make the garb practical.
* In ''Literature/TheCatWhoSeries'', this was probably inevitable, given the Scottish history that was built for Qwilleran, the main character. Despite this, he resists for a long time, but eventually buys one in a moment of weakness after getting a scare regarding the health of Polly Duncan, his long-time girlfriend.
* In The ''Literature/OldKingdom'' trilogy, Touchstone wears kilts while traveling as Sabriel's guard, in part because he's an extensively trained swordsman and couldn't find breeches that fit his legs. In ''Goldenhand'' [[spoiler:as the King]] it's mentioned that he's single-handedly trying to bring it back into fashion, with limited success.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Jamie [=McCrimmon=] from ''Series/DoctorWho''. As Captain Jack points out in [[http://web.archive.org/web/20121113155940/http://mimi-na.deviantart.com/art/Doctor-s-Boys-58481472 this piece]] of FanArt. (Fun fact: Lead weights were sewn into the hem of the kilt to prevent viewers learning if he was a real Scotsman.)
** Both the Fourth Doctor and the Brigadier wear kilts in "Terror of the Zygons".
** Also, in Real Life: the [[http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2286/2263388429_beb4570e8b_o.jpg Tenth Doctor himself, David Tennant.]]
* Mr. Pool wears one in an episode of ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', he's of Scottish ancestry. It isn't played for FanService, as it just confuses Sabrina, and the principal yells at Mr. Pool for doing so.
* Flynn, the Blue Ranger from ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'', for formal occasions as well as part of his childhood school uniform. When he was fighting off WeddingSmashers, there were even some "lifting the kilt" visual gags.
* Parodied in an episode of ''Series/TheDetectives'' where they were called in to an attempted murder during a battle reenactment. The only clue the almost murder victim could give was that his attacker was wearing purple Y-fronts. Cue the detectives walking round with a rear view mirror on a stick to check what [=EVERYone=] was wearing under their kilt.
* ''Series/TheAvengers'' once visited Scotland. To make sure the audience knew they were in Scotland, everyone -- John Steed included, of course -- wore the kilt throughout. Ironically, the only person wearing trousers was Emma Peel.
* Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' wears a kilt onscreen twice, in the Scott black & white tartan, both in the third season. He also wears a different Scott tartan in ''The Wrath of Khan''.
* On an episode of ''Series/McMillanAndWife'', Rock Hudson wore a kilt and his wife (Susan Saint James) had to give him some pointers ''sotto voce'' on sitting while wearing a skirt-like garment in public ("keep your knees together, dear").
* In ''Series/TinMan'', several of the Oz resistance fighters are wearing kilts. These were made by the Seattle-based Utilikilts company (see Real Life)
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'''s Kurt Hummel wears a very traditional (but home-made) formal kilt and jacket to his prom in "Prom Queen" -- though with a pair of skinny jeans underneath, and knee-high boots (justified in that Kurt is canonically rather averse to showing skin).
* Duncan [=MacLeod=] in the ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' series, along with others in the flashback scenes.
* On ''Series/{{ER}}'', there was an episode where Dr. Morganstern was brought into the ER wearing one. At first, the nurses thought he was wearing a schoolgirl outfit, until he informed them he was Highland Scot on his mother's side.
* ''Series/TheLegendOfWilliamTell'' Will consistently wears two strips of tartan hanging from his belt, one at the back, one at the front, along with a sporran. Sadly, though, he's wearing trousers underneath.
* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' gives us OneSceneWonder Angus [=McGonagle=], the Argyle Gargoyle who [[TrrrillingRrrs garrrrrrrgles Gerrrrrrrrshwin. GORRRRRRRGEOUSLY!]] Gonzo also wears a kilt for one sketch while playing the bagpipes.
* ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'': A guest at a costume party was wearing a kilt as part of his costume.
* Australian parody show ''Series/FullFrontal'' gave this as the reason for the blue faces in ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'' -- the Scots are cold because the evil English had stolen their trousers, forcing them to wear skirts.
* Stephen Colbert of ''Series/TheColbertReport'' wears a kilt to show solidarity for Scotland in his segment on the Scottish independence referendum.
* ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'':
** Menswear was once asked by a Scotsman for assistance… right on the day when Miss Brahms was temporarily allowed to work there[[note]]in order to avoid proximity to Mrs. Slocombe's cold, given that she'd just been vaccinated[[/note]]. Fortunately for her fear of "the unknown", they were informed that their inside legs are taken from the ''outside''.
** Another episode features Mr. Lucas taking care of a Scottish customer in a kilt and trying to figure out how to take the man's inside leg measurement (the man had never worn pants in his life and didn't know his measurement).
** Another episode has Mr. Humphries assisting a man in a kilt who wanted to buy a raincoat -- one that wasn't too noisy. It turned out the man was a tabloid photographer and had his camera hidden in the sporran.
* ''Creator/MontyPython'' -- in the "Ideal Loon Exhibition" John Cleese is the 'Scotsman with Nae Troos' exhibit. Housewives peer under his kilt and walk off nodding thoughtfully.
* ''Series/TheGoodies'':
** The Goodies wore kilts in a totally failed attempt to blend in in Scotland in "Scotland".
** In "Alternative Roots", the kilt is worn by the clan of Graeme's ancestor Keltic Kilty. The clan's initiation rite includes the joke "What's worn under a Scotsman's kilt? Nothing, it's all in perfect working order!".
* In an episode of ''Series/HomeImprovement'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CZRz7-sU1c Tim and Al participate in the local Scottish Highland Games to promote a charity, and they both wear kilts.]] Tim attempts the caber toss. HilarityEnsues.
-->'''Tim''': They should wear underwear with these things.\\
'''[[HypercompetentSidekick Al]]''': [[DeadpanSnarker You're supposed to, Tim]].\\
'''Tim''': Well, that would explain the itching, then...
* Played with in a late episode of ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter''. New Sweathog Beau [=DeLabar=] read his file and found out Mr. Woodman pretty much considered him a Boy Scout, which did not endear him to the rest of the Sweathogs. To try and change his image with them, he "accidentally" spilled coffee on Woodman's pants, and asked him to take them off so he could get them cleaned. Beau then pulled the fire alarm and raised the pants up the flag pole. Fortunately for Woodman, Julie Kotter just happened to have a kilt she was hemming with her for him to wear.
* ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'': In "A Shot in the Dark", Kent arrives at Korsak and Kiki's wedding in Scottish formal wear, including a kilt. When his kilt twirls up while he is dancing, Jane discovers he is a 'true Scotsman'.
* ''Series/FastForward''. In a parody of ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'', the {{Evil Brit}}s have stolen the trousers of the Scots, forcing them to wear skirts. This is why all their faces are blue -- from cold!


* Kilts are often worn by Folk Metal/Medieval Metal musicians and fans.
* [[Music/GunsNRoses Axl Rose]] wore a kilt many times in the early 1990's, most notably at the Concert For Life and in the video for "Estranged".
* Finnish folk metalers Music/{{Finntroll}} often adopt black kilts, in tune with their paganised aesthetic, much to the apparent delight of their female fans.
* Scottish singer Kenneth [=McKellar=] sported a kilt when he represented the United Kingdom in the 1966 Series/EurovisionSongContest.
* Despite being recorded in a pre-music video era, Andy Stewart's ''Donald, Whur's Yer Troosers'' which is about the humourous misadventures of a Scottish man wearing a Kilt in England contains an example of this trope when women drop money on the ground on at his feet just so they can [[CovertPervert bend down to pick it up]]...
* Steampunk band Abney Park's guitarist/violinist often wears a tartan kilt as part of his stage look. Rumor has it that some female fans do indeed try to get a peek from the front row at concerts.
* Bryan Bowers' song ''The Scotsman'': A drunk Scotsman passes out alongside the road and two girls decide to take a peek under his kilt. It turns out that he isn't wearing anything underneath, so the girls tie a blue ribbon around his… little friend. When he wakes up and goes to pee, he sees the ribbon and says "Lad, I don't know where you've been, but I see you've won first prize."
* Rapper Music/KanyeWest [[http://style.mtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/kanye-west-watch-the-throne.jpg wore a kilt]] on his and Music/JayZ's ''Watch the Throne'' tour in the US during late 2011.
* The Irish (with one Scotsman) group Music/CelticThunder will don kilts for their finale "Ireland's Call." The male members of their band will usually wear them throughout, and at least once they mentioned, if the venue was too warm, they might wear them through the whole gig as well.
* The Dutch folk band Rapalje performs Scottish, Irish and Dutch folk songs, as well as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Myeh8sgZgp8 folk-inspired versions of more modern songs]] dressed up in great kilt. Member Dieb even wears the tartan of his own "clan", [[http://www.rapalje.com/about-dieb 'McTreashcaighn']].
* The Kilties Drum & Bugle Corps of Racine, Wisconsin - ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* Any band that plays [[EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes Scottish bag pipes]] of course, regardless if the band members are actually Scots or not.
* "Under the Kilt" by Jonny Jakobsen (as Dr. MacDoo).

* Fat Bastard from ''Pinball/AustinPowers.'' Fortunately, only his upper half is visible, so there's no chance of seeing what he has underneath.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Drew [=McIntyre=], real name Drew Galloway, of WWE and the UK independent circuits, real Scotsman and sex on legs.
* "Rowdy" Wrestling/RoddyPiper. They didn't call him "Hot Rod" because he was quick, and he famously wore a kilt. These days, with several years and several pounds added, most of the charm is sadly gone. Also, he's thankfully ''not'' a True Scotsman, and wears standard issue wrestling trunks underneath his kilt.
* WWE/TNA star Raven, in his later years.

* In the ''Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation'' episode "How To Be A Woman In The 21st Century", Jeremy asks Gordon Kennedy if it's true what they say about the kilt. Gordon's reply is "Personally, I don't risk it. A kilt only comes down to the knees, after all. Could be embarassing."
* One exchange between Hamish and Dougal on ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'':
-->'''Dougal:''' I see you're up a ladder.\\
'''Hamish:''' Oh, it's a lovely view from up here.\\
'''Dougal:''' I wish I could say the same.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Ironclaw}}'' wolves, being the setting's Scottish/Celtic [[FantasyCounterpartCulture couterpart]], often wear the kilt. In fact the only wolf in the illustrations wearing pants is a woman.
* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Infinity}}'' miniatures game, the Ariadna faction can field troops from the 45th Glaswegian regiment, which are stereotypically {{Brave Scot}}s with kilts and giant claymores. Unstereotypically, they also pack heavy autocannons.
* ''TabletopGame/MutantChronicles'': The early editions had Imperial renegade Nick Michaels, who wore a kilt and an open leather jacket and nothing else.
* In ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', the mercenary unit the Northwind Highlanders are made up mostly of Scottish-descended colonists of the planet Northwind, and wear kilts as their dress uniforms.

* One production of ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'' put the Silberhaus patriarch in a kilt.
* In ''Theatre/LaSylphide'', this may be done to remind the patrons that they're watching a ballet set in Scotland.
* ''Theatre/{{Brigadoon}}'', being set in Scotland, naturally does this with a lot of the male characters.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Believe it or not, VideoGame/DukeNukem himself wears a kilt in the Medieval levels of the spin-off game ''VideoGame/DukeNukem: Time to Kill'' (an EasterEgg even has him lifting it to [[{{Mooning}} moon the camera]], ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''-style), and a tunic in the Ancient Roman levels. He's actually only wearing pants for about half of the game.
* Shamans and Druids in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' often get kilt-like pants as part of their raid set or as single equips. They are not gender- nor race-specific either. One of the funniest (and in some cases, the most awesome) things to see in this game is a 8ft, musclebound orc guy pummeling enemies with his axes and/or fists while wearing a kilt. It's even more hilarious to see Tauren (a Minotaur-like race) walking around in the kilt. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5BULvTr3as&feature=fvst Video]] from the song above. Kil'jaeden is sometimes depicted with a gladiator-style kilt. Lampshaded by one of the female dwarf /flirt lines: "I'd like to see ''you'' in a kilt." Ironically, until recently, male dwarves were unlikely to wear kilts in-game.
* One of the random bits of starting encouragement dialogue in London in ''VideoGame/MidtownMadness 2'' is a Scotsman saying "If you can't feel the wind under yer kilt ye aren't going fast enough! Whaddaya ''mean'' yer not wearin' a kilt?!"
* In ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' the [[ViolentGlaswegian Demoman]] has a kilt (the Cool Breeze) as a cosmetic item. Even before that, the other team's Soldier had a domination line where he shouts "Scotland is not a real country, you are an Englishman in a dress!" and in a tie-in comic, Demoman wears a kilt in a family photo, as do as his parents.
-->'''Cool Breeze description:''' Forget coffee, lad. THIS'll wake ye up on a cold winter morning.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears'', the Man In Black [[spoiler:real name Theodor Harvey but better known as Golbez]] is so called for his choice of attire: black cowl/cape, black kilt, [[WalkingShirtlessScene nothing else]].
* Craftable in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing''. Requires you to be a male character, as they are the SpearCounterpart to the skirts that girls make.
* One of the (in)famous characters in the UsefulNotes/AtariJaguar game ''VideoGame/KasumiNinja'' is Angus, a Scotsman wearing a large red kilt. One of his regular moves is to lift his kilt and shoot a fireball from beneath it...
* Haggis [=MacMutton=], "of the clan [=MacMutton=]", in ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'', complete with exaggerated Scottish accent. At one point he tells an impatient Guybrush "keep yer skirt on, laddie", and during a storm at sea is shown holding down not the rigging, but his tartan. Delightful tidbit of trivia: Haggis [=MacMutton=] is voiced by Alan Young, the [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales iconic Scotsman to a lot of people]].
* In the ''VideoGame/TotalWar'' games, many Scottish units wear kilts. If it's a unit with the word "Highlander" anywhere in it, expect to see full-body kilts. Highland Noble units actually wear ''chainmail'' kilts with plate armor if they've been upgraded.
* Armies in ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis'' are represented on the map by soldiers in attire reflecting their general tech level and with some regional/national variation. Pre-gunpowder Scottish units wear the kilt, making them immediately recognizable from other European powers.
* ViolentGlaswegian Magnus Armstrong from ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever''.
* The player's avatar from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' wears a black skirt over their pants, regardless of gender.
* Link of ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' is sometimes mistaken for this trope; he actually wears a full tunic, which is quite different from a dress, skirt or kilt. However, in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' when Link transform into his Deku, Zora and Goron forms, the top of his tunic rips off leaving him with just the "skirt" of the tunic.
* ''VideoGame/BattlefieldHeroes'': Depicted a number of British solders running around in kilts.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/SwordCatPrincess'', the Leader of the Avalonian Guard, Ribwort, wears a kilt with nothing under it [[http://SwordCatPrincess.thecomicseries.com/comics/53/ as observed by James Barrington]] -- who later reveals that his own '90s superhero costume (with a moniker of Fangus Bitus) included [[http://swordcatprincess.thecomicseries.com/comics/137/ a crotch-panel-free semi-kilt]].
* Comes up a lot in web comic ''Webcomic/TheDevilsPanties''. The author went on to think about getting a leaf-blower for more fun. [[http://www.thedevilspanties.com/d/20060515.html Then did it]], and now regularly uses it at comics conventions, and sells [[http://www.lulu.com/content/1267945 a calendar of the pictures]].
* Scipio in ''Webcomic/TemplarArizona''. Reagan certainly appreciates it. "He ''works'' that kilt."
* Lampshaded in a page of ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'' [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/2010/08/02/elite-commando/ here]]. And indeed, he does look good in it.
* Jeremy in ''Webcomic/PlatinumGrit'' sometimes wears pants, but spends a lot of time in a kilt because he rarely has the chance to change clothes. And he wears it [[GoingCommando traditionally]], as Kate inadvertently discovers.
* ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'': the artist has drawn [[http://nostrilsketches.tumblr.com/post/28140959854/what-would-ozy-and-millie-be-like-as-college-students a picture]] of Ozy as an adult wearing a Utilikilt (see RealLife below). Presumably because of his [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal dislike for pants]], and he once mentioned he preferred [[WholesomeCrossdresser a dress]].
* In ''Webcomic/BramAndVlad'', Bram is seen wearing a kilt when the weather is [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Bram_and_Vlad/5462451/ "too hot for pants"]]. Vlad points out that he shouldn't be wearing one, since he doesn't have any Scottish ancestry. Bram simply shrugs.
* In ''Webcomic/KimchiCuddles'', Dean wears a kilt without comment.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/TheGuild'' Fawkes wears one in every single episode. Even when he's wearing a suit jacket.
-->'''Clara:''' Um, who says you're number one? And be honest, are you naked under there?\\
'''Fawkes:''' Server stats. Axis of Anarchy rules. And yes, I am.
* In ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'', Ardacos, the [[NonPlayerCharacter non-player]] "YouALLLookFamiliar handwaved as constantly changing jobs" shopkeeper, wears pants for most of his jobs. The webseries shows him wearing a kilt for one of his functions: weaponmaster in the training grounds. A player named Görth only seen in the second novel is also mentionned to wear a kilt.
* [[Creator/AchievementHunter Ryan Haywood]]'s avatar in ''[[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterMinecraftSeries Let's Play Minecraft]]'' wears a kilt. He also wears one in ''WebVideo/TenLittleRoosters'' and so does his ''WebAnimation/XRayAndVav'' character, the Mad King. When he catches Miles wearing Lindsay's [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Ruby Rose]] cosplay outfit and asks why he's wearing a dress, he fires back to Miles's [[ShoutOut "It's a combat skirt"]] reply with "You gotta be kidding me, I'm in a kilt. That's the ''original'' combat skirt."

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Cortes in ''WesternAnimation/{{Skyland}}'' used to have a kilt in his early character design, but it got replaced by pants, but seems to have survived on in the form of a strip of tartan around his waist. Needless to say, the fandom has taken on the task of drawing him in a kilt. [[ShirtlessScene Shirtless, too.]]
* Groundskeeper Willie in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', when not wearing overalls at work, will sport a kilt, and being a true Scotsman, has nothing underneath.
** When he recreates the leg crossing scene from ''Basic Instinct'' in "Who Shot Mr. Burns, Part 2," it causes the opposite reaction that Sharon Stone got.
** In "Bart's Girlfriend", Bart pulls a gag by lifting his kilt in front of a crowd during "Scotchtoberfest," people weep and faint, with Willie dismissively saying "'tis naugh' bu' wha' Go' gae meh ya Puritan pukes!"
** When he played basketball in "Children of a Lesser Clod", the other players couldn't bring themselves to get close to him. Oddly though, he's gotten several {{Shirtless Scene}}s (Willie's level of attractiveness is subject to NegativeContinuity).
** Also note that despite being Scottish Groundskeeper, Willie is not wearing a kilt all the time, only during important festivities. This is at least more TruthInTelevision with real Scots.
** In "Monty Can't Buy Me Love", Homer wears a kilt while hunting for the Loch Ness Monster in Scotland.
* In the Loch Ness episode of ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'', Brain wears a kilt most of the episode, and you can see up the kilt many, many times. He's not wearing anything, but he is a dog.
* WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes:
** WesternAnimation/BugsBunny wears a kilt during the "Slobovian Rock and Roll" number in one of the later Merrie Melodies.
** When he once went to Scotland as a result of another WrongTurnAtAlbuquerque, Bugs mistook a local man for a woman. Once learning it's a man, Bugs provided a barrel. Once learning he's in Scotland, Bugs adapted his {{catchphrase}} by asking "What's up, ''[=MacDoc=]''?"
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'':
** The show retconned Flintheart Glomgold as a Scotsman and gave him a kilt. In the comics the character was originally South African, but in the 1980s, allegedly owing to a certain South-African racial policy that made the country toxic especially to an animation studio making a children's series, they made him Scottish instead.
*** In the [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017 the reboot]], Glomgold is implied to be South African, like he is in the comics, but since he's trying to be "more Scrooge than Scrooge", he's trying to outdo him in both the money and Scotland departments. He thinks the kilt helps with the latter.
---->'''Flintheart Glomgold:''' He thinks he's so ''rich'' and so ''Scottish.'' But ah'm wearin' a kilt, [=McDuck=]! '''[[ChewingTheScenery A KIIIIIILT!]]'''
** Scrooge [=McDuck=], despite not being human and therefore having duck-legs, does quite well in tailcoat and kilt. When Scrooge took Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby to visit his family's chalet in Scotland, Webby saw a photograph of Scrooge as a kid wearing a kilt. Webby thought it was a girl. Scrooge once told that, during one of his earlier days in America when he still was poor, a police officer once arrested him for wearing a "skirt" in public. Fortunately for Scrooge, the judge was also Scottish (or at least Scottish-American) and felt so insulted he [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment sentenced the cop to thirty days wearing real skirts.]]
* The ''WesternAnimation/Foot2Rue'' Scottish team's boys wore the kilt. [[TheSmurfettePrinciple The team's girl]] wore pants.
* Roddy [=MacStew=], TheMentor of ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}''. Sure enough, Freakazoid asks him why he's wearing a dress.
* Cosmo, Timmy and Timmy's dad in ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'' wear kilts in several episodes. All these instances are played for laughs and the kilts have been nicknamed in the series as "man-skirts."
* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': Many people in and out of universe think that Arnold is wearing a skirt/kilt below his sweater. It's actually a long, untucked plaid shirt, as noted by the plaid collar. [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/heyarnold/images/2/25/Tumblr_inline_oeoo64KbNM1qi4zj1_540.png/revision/latest?cb=20161007231334 He even pulls off his sweater in some episodes to confirm this]].
* Duff Killigan in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', who wears a kilt, isn't traditionally sexy.
* ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'': Coach Mc Guirk reignites his passion for Scottish Highland Dancing in full regalia… he gets a cramp and lands sprawled out, horrifying his team with the view.
* The Scotsman in ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' (and most male members of his clan, naturally). The sporran on it functions as a BagOfHolding.
* Mung Daal in ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}''. Thankfully, it's a [[MagicSkirt Magic Kilt]].
* The Scots-Canadian hermit in ''WesternAnimation/ChillyBeach'' decides to give the curling ice one final polish before a crucial game… so he lift up his kilt and pees on it. When someone reminds him that it's traditional to wear something under the kilt when there's a woman on the throne he sheepishly admits that it was laundry day.
* The male Smurfs in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' Season 9 episodes that take place in Scotland are all seen wearing kilts, as their clothes would change depending on what time period and/or geographical location they would wind up in.
* "The Monster O'[=McDonaldland=] Loch", the last of the six ''WesternAnimation/TheWackyAdventuresOfRonaldMcDonald'' videos, had Hamburglar wear a kilt after tearing his pants.
* In the special ''WesternAnimation/TootAndPuddle: I'll Be Home for Christmas'', upon waking up for his first morning in Scotland, Toot finds some clothing laid out that he finds rather odd. His Uncle Bertie says that it's for him, but Toot isn't so sure about a wearing a "skirt." Uncle Bertie presents his own kilt and asks if it looks like a skirt to him. "A little," admits Toot. But after being a shown a book of Scottish heroes wearing their kilts, he takes to it.
* Haggis [=McHaggis=] of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' is never seen without his kilt and tam o'shanter. In his debut short, ''Hard Times for Haggis'', he pulls himself together after losing his TV show, mansion and butler, by telling himself, "Are ye not a man? Are ye not wearing a dress?"
* Jelly's Uncle [[GenderBlenderName Betty]] from the ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons'' short "Jelly's Day: Uncle Betty's Rash" wore a kilt.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* A lot of weddings will have the groom and groomsmen in the kilt, if there's Scottish or Irish ancestry: TruthInTelevision, as well as fictional examples ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' (Kyle [=McLachlan=]), ''Film/FourWeddingsAndAFuneral'' and ''Made Of Honor'' (Creator/PatrickDempsey, he tried to be like a "real Scotsman" but his bits were attacked by midges -- Creator/KevinMcKidd toughed it out).
* Creator/JohnBarrowman [[http://www.johnbarrowman.com/outabout/press/2007/okcivilpartnership.html in a kilt]] (at his civil ceremony, one picture involves him flashing Eve Myles -- we don't see anything though -- just her enjoying the view).
** He also mentioned wearing them for major holidays, such as New Year's Eve. Apparently, when he and his partner Scott are kilted up and drunk, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIljY57S8Sw hilarity ensues.]]
** John Barrowman also likes to perform “kilt checks” for fans at conventions. He lies down on the ground and men in kilts walk over him. Barrowman then declares which ones are “true Scotsmen” under their kilts.
* Creator/DavidTennant [[http://www.kiltmen.com/celeb-david_tennant.JPG in a kilt]], apparently DT once said he wanted the Tenth Doctor to wear one.
* Music/YoshikiHayashi once modeled a kilt in a fashion show.
* In the realm of fanart, putting a character of Scottish ancestry -- or not -- in a kilt is apparently the next best thing to an all out shirtless scene for sheer squee factor. A certain artist on Website/DeviantArt has at least two sketches of [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Carcer]] [[PsychoForHire Dun]] -- ''Psychopathic KnifeNut Carcer Dun'' -- in the appropriate Dunn tartan. He looks very nice. ''Very'' nice.
** For the record, that [[RuleOfFunny wasn't meant seriously]].
* Cam Gigandet [[http://justjared.buzznet.com/2008/12/30/cam-gigandet-kilt/ wearing a kilt.]] [[{{Squee}} Yay!]]
* Kilts are traditionally only worn for special occasions in Scotland, and seeing them used for casual wear is a bit odd--also, while it's not unheard for women to wear them, kilts are more of a guy thing.
** However, many Scots gleefully don one at the first hint of a trip abroad, particularly if they are to represent their country in some way. A Scottish international rugby or football game will typically see more than a few of the fans kilted up.
*** This may, however, simply be TheCoconutEffect. The Scottish man ''knows'' the first thing he's going to be asked is (even if it's in jest) "Where's your kilt?" simply because he's Scottish.
* Some people who come out as UsefulNotes/{{transgender}} women wear kilts during their transitional phase, due to their commonly accepted status as "male skirts", and may continue wearing them into womanhood. They are often used in alternative fashion for all genders, with feminine/deliberately androgynous looks for men frequently using kilts and skirts of various types.
* By sheer technicality, this trope applies to most male {{cosplay}}ers who dress as characters (of any gender) who wear [[{{Joshikousei}} schoolgirl uniforms]].
* Patrick Norton, co-host of "The Screen Savers" pre-G4 takeover, occasionally sported a Utili-kilt. It never became as iconic as his sledgehammer.
* Creator/SeanConnery, [[SelfDemonstratingArticle being of Shcottish deshent, showed up in full regalia for hish knighting sheremony]].
* The dress uniform for several regiments of the British army (the ones that were originally "Highland" regiments) includes wearing the kilt.
* Creator/SimonPegg [[http://www.examiner.com/images/blog/wysiwyg/image/232px-SimonPeggApr09.jpg sported a kilt]] to the premier of the Star Trek reboot on the basis that he plays Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, the USS Enterprise's Scottish engineer.
* You don't have to look hard to find men in the kilt at a Renaissance Faire.
** Or at Metal/Gothic Festivals
* Seattle has a company called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Utilikilts_Company Utilikilts]], and it's not uncommon to see Seattle-area men wearing them in summer.
* There's also the California-based [[http://www.sportkilt.com Sport Kilt]].
* Marc Jacobs [[http://thestylenotebook.com/2010/07/28/the-boulevardier-flirts-in-skirts/ makes it look pretty good.]]
* Alan Cumming [[http://res.cloudinary.com/thefader/image/upload/s--NpCt4mQS--/w_720,c_limit,q_jpegmini,f_auto/bubnsbjapbkgtwn3mpth.jpg often]] [[http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Alan+Cumming+Macbeth+Opening+Night+After+Party+7xcP73M2nPRx.jpg likes]] [[http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/bg/X2+X+Men+United+LA+Premiere+NGc2fuWQmlPx.jpg to wear them on the red carpet]]. Or on [[http://www2.pictures.stylebistro.com/gi/Glenfiddich+Presents+Dressed+Kilt+Fashion+1e2O3L6IhmBl.jpg special occasions]].
* Creator/CraigFerguson sports a [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead stars and stripes-themed kilt]] on the [[http://i.harperapps.com/covers/9780061959158/y450-293.png cover of his memoir]], ''American on Purpose''.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYmvKa0Ep_c This video]] is pretty odd example - boys (well, girls too, but it's not important) from Russian dance studio performing Irish (mostly) dance while wearing the Scottish kilt accompanied by Finnish music. Adding some sexy moves for more {{Fanservice}}.
* Although the kilt is specifically a Scottish/Gaelic garment, a very similar article of clothing, the ''shendyt'', was the preferred male garment in ancient Egypt. Period fiction sometimes refers to this garb as a "kilt" as a TranslationConvention.