“You get crazy looks all the time,” he said. “Kids will come up and pull on it. You’ve just got to smile and say hi.”
Orson said he wears a kilt almost every day, unless he’s working. He’s a flight attendant and typically wears a suit and tie to work.
He said he does own a few pairs of pants—but more kilts. There are about five in his collection, including the traditional red plaid. Orson said he doesn’t have a favorite since he wore out his red corduroy kilt.
Is he Scottish?
“Just enough,” Orson said.
He said he started wearing kilts in 2006 or 2007.
“They’re just comfortable,” Orson said. “Even in the winter, it’s just your knees that get cold—as long as you have tall socks. It’s easy to put on in the morning.”
Sometimes there are drawbacks, however.
“On windy days you kind of have to keep a hand in the correct place to keep it from going up all the time,” Orson said.
What does his wife, Jessica, think of him wearing a kilt?
“She tries really hard to understand,” said Orson, 33. “She says for my birthday she’s going to buy me a pair of jeans.”