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We'll keep a Welcome in the Glen, Begorrah
This is so bizarre that I can't just let it sink below the billows of Facebook's sea foam but must preserve it here for future generations. All aboard for the Pan-Celtic tour...


Weird. My Gran made welshcakes and I loved them. But what in hell is that guy wearing?

A Ceredigion kilt, is my guess, woven from fine-spun lava bread.

Laver bread is a much darker shade. That looks more like Irish soda farls. I suppose the hat might have been knitted from dried daffodil leaves.

Darn my spelling! :)

Well, the guy probably thought he looked hot in that outfit. Poor deluded non-Welsh dude.

That is... well, bizarre is the only possible word. Welsh men do not wear kilts and never have done, though of course I don't need to tell you that! But in case any foreigners are reading these comments:

"Although Lady Llanover created 'a weird and wonderful' costume made for her court harpist (see photograph), she was not particularly concerned with a national costume for men. As a result, Welsh men do not have a national dress, although attempts have been made in recent decades to 'revive' a Welsh kilt which never in fact existed!"

If they ever get one, I hope to God that's not it.

An idea which should be kilt entirely.

Speaking from a place of ignorance in the USA. I thought it was a utilikilt. I was more put off by the fact that he was wearing a snood!

I read the article on Welsh women's clothing. To me it looks like the clothing worn by the women of Peru, a little bit. Sometimes in my old neighborhood you could see women newly arrived, still wearing the big skirt, and the tall hat, with the baby on a shawl on her back. Also sturdy boots. These are brightly colored, and pretty, but hard wearing and absolutely made to work in.

Edited at 2015-03-14 10:13 pm (UTC)

I thought it was a utilikilt.

It may well have been. I think the advert was done on a budget.

I think the advert was done on hash brownies.


You win today's internet! (Unfortunately, the prize is a bag of hash Welshcakes and has been seized by the authorities...)

i ... i mean, welshcakes were pretty transformative for me but ... i ... what

I am still insulted on all possible levels by this. The bizarre outfit, the Irish music and fake Scottish kilt masquerading as Welsh, and most of all the idea that Americans are as a whole too stupid to understand what Wales is. I mean, it's not like we have a whole National Welsh-American Foundation, or a North American Festival of Wales, or a bunch of people learning Welsh or anything--oh wait. :p

Yes, it's a 360 disaster for you in particular!

Couldn't even afford convincing actors, could they.