On April 1st 2012, we released a video showcasing a tactical version of a kilt. It originally started as an April Fools prank but the response to the video portraying a kilt made for today’s warrior was overwhelming. We then decided to produce the kilt with a portion of the proceeds being donated to charity. 3 years later the 5.11 Tactical Duty Kilt still remains popular and has generated a strong following. From soldiers stationed overseas to men from the Highlands we receive pictures and stories about the 5.11 Tactical Duty Kilt (5.11 TDK).
Here’s one of the stories from 2013:
“…We had a change of command on our base. The new Commander wanted a “meet and greet” and put it out to all seniors that this would be a casual meeting. So, when the Commander sat down at the table, I ran right up and sat next to him (KILTED UP). As a prior full-bird Colonel, my goal was to ruffle his feathers or pull a Klinger (M*A*S*H reference).
Without hesitation, he announces to all in the room (not just the table) that NO ONE is to mess with me as anyone that would wear a Tactical Duty Kilt to a first-meeting of his new boss, is ALLOWED to wear the kilt anytime, anywhere (within HR guidelines)!
So when 5.11 setup the new orders this April, a dozen mates ran an ordered up!!
Best to you and THANK YOU ALL AT 5.11 Tactical for supporting us over here (wherever here is; I disavow any knowledge of where I am currently stationed!)
PS: from that first meeting, my call-sign has been “Klinger”… *sigh* …whatev’…”
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