Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Men In Skirts by Paula Quinn

While I certainly can appreciate the elegance of a man in a fine suit, I prefer my men in skirts. Everyone has a favorite part of the opposite sex's anatomy. Eyes, mouth, Mr. Purfoy's nose, etc. I love a man's legs. Shapely calves and muscular thighs just do it for me. Needless to say, I'm thoroughly enjoying working on my next book, Laird Of The Mist, where bare legs abound.

The kilt that has now become the standard dress for all "Highlanders" was developed in the nineteenth century and has its origin in an older garment called the belted plaid. (Personally, I prefer the belted plaid. It's one piece and comes off quite easily.) Men in skirts? It's nothing to smirk at. Highland "dress" (pardon the pun) was chiefly suited for war. In George Buchanan’s History of Scotland published in 1581, he describes the Highland dress this way:
Their ancestors wore plaids of many colours, and numbers still retain this custom but the majority now in their dress prefer a dark brown, imitating nearly the leaves of the heather, that when lying upon the heath in the day, they may not be discovered by the appearance of their clothes; in these wrapped rather than covered, they brave the severest storms in the open air, and sometimes lay themselves down to sleep even in the midst of snow.

Ladies, we're talking rugged men here. I have nothing against the well-groomed metrosexual , but I'll take the man in the skirt. But which one should I choose? I don't know who this guy is, but really, do we care? Lovely thighs. Ah, Mr. McGregor. Love the name and the killer singing voice. Rob Roy MacGregor. Don't know which is more beautiful, the man or the background. This gorgeous man, and I do mean GORGEOUS is Chris Capaldi, Scottish Rugby player. I had the extreme delight of seeing this man strut his stuff on Tartan Week in NYC. Let me tell you he knows how to work the crowd. He has a part in Laird Of The Mist, and will have his own story after that. These are the only pictures I can find of him on the net. If anyone knows where I can get more, let me know. Yes, they're all wonderful, but I will have to pick.... He has it all, legs, eyes, voice, smile, and a really nice kilt.

11 comments:

Rikz said...

Ooh, Paula... Hubba Hubba... Very sexy pictures. I want to know more about Chris! ;-) And I found pictures of him for you too.. Hehe.. You are going to love them. Close ups of his face...

Gerry is stunning in pink and a kilt.

Okay, going to look for a tissue to wipe off my drool.. Hehehe...

Hugs!
;-)

Sonja said...

Ok, not much liking most of those skirts, but the legs ARE sexy.

Paula Quinn said...

Rika, you found close-ups? OMG,you are the best. I can't wait to see. And we will talk about his character. You're going to love him.

Diane Perkins said...

Okay, Paula, you TOTALLY upped me! Men in Skirts! Lucky you redeemed yourself by making Gerry a favorite. I found a Chris Capaldi picture too, which I will post for you and all--Man in Soccer Uniform!

Paula Quinn said...

Diane, we both know Gerry tops them all. Seriously, in my opinion the man is too good looking for his own good--or for ours.
Thank you so much for another picture of Chris. I appreciate so much :)

Michelle said...

Hot soccer player in leather skirt. *drools*

Elizabeth Hoyt said...

Oh. My. God. I miss the blog for a couple of days (edit letter! Dive! Dive!) and I come back to find Paula has posted pics of a man in a kilt performing a striptease.

Thank you, Paula.

PS: Think any of the editors read this blog?

Elizabeth's sister said...

You all are having waaaay too much fun. I don't know if my sis knows this, but when we were taken to Scotland as children (I was all of three), I had a formative experiece. No, it wasn't being awed by the scenery, or tasting haggis(!), or climbing on ancient ruins (they weren't all roped off back then). It was going to a fair where these men danced in kilts, and they had huge, hairy, georgeous calves. Yup, I've been a men-in-skirts woman for a looooong time. Lovely pics.

Paula Quinn said...

Hello, Elizabeth's sister, my fellow men-in-skirts groupie. You see? You remember those legs, and you were only three. They make an impression.

Ealasaid said...

Ohhh, I love men in kilts
Paula you should visit these
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http://www.fortunecity.com/bally/tallow/51/index.html
Have you seen the Williams Lawson's Whisky adds? They are really funny and of course, there are men in kilts in them.

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