The Upling Club -
During the spring season, Victorian tradition held in some quarters that men must be checked under their kilts.
It is thought traditional for a Scotsman to not wear under garments beneath the kilt and this was a matter of pride amongst the clans for many years. However, in Victorian times when men were becoming softer and moving away from traditional roles of fighting the English and worrying sheep, there arose a superstition that men wearing pants under the kilt would become infertile.
A custom arose that, once the colder months were clear (and no excuses left for wearing pants) anyone spotting a young kilted man could lift his kilt to make sure he was ‘all man’ underneath. This became known as ‘Upling the Kilt’.
Making sure that no unnecessary garments were being worn ensured that the young men of Scotland kept the fertility required to father lots of bairns and so keep the clans strong…
This tartan was created for all who follow druidic ways to wear. It was designed by Isaac Bonewits, the founder of Ár nDraíocht Féin, the well-established neo-druidic fellowship.
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