Los Alamos County Council Candidate Models Kilts

Los Alamos County Council candidate Jaret McDonald models a kilt featuring maximum comfort and style. Proceeds form his modeling gig goes to his nonprofit Famine To Feast. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos County Council candidate Jaret McDonald ponders the countryside as he models a kilt. Courtesy photo

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Council GOP candidate Jaret McDonald has been tapped to model kilts.

“I am lucky enough to have been selected to be a kilt model in the USA for DNKE,” McDonald told the Los Alamos Daily Post.

McDonald works at Los Alamos National Laboratory and also owns a hunting guide business.

“I was tasked with showing the diversity of kilts for hunting or hiking, which has come a long way, not just multicultural but also as a ways and means for comfort, dryness and style with these kilts,” he said. “Even though I am of Scottish decent, I think that if people try these kilts, they might really like them.”

He explained that his motivation for modeling the kilts is to put the proceeds toward his NPO Famine to Feast. See www.faminetofeastnow.org for details.

According to Wikipedia, the kilt originated in the traditional dress of men and boys in the Scottish Highlands of the 16th century. Since the 19th century, it has become associated with the wider culture of Scotland in general, or with Celtic (and more specifically Gaelic) heritage even more broadly. It is most often made of woollen cloth in a tartan pattern.

Although the kilt is most often worn on formal occasions and at Highland games and sports events, it has also been adapted as an item of informal male clothing in recent years, returning to its roots as an everyday garment. Particularly in North America kilts are now made for casual wear in a variety of materials. Alternative fastenings may be used and pockets inserted to avoid the need for a sporran.

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