Tuesday 27 June 2017

Kilt tops traditional dress poll

The kilt has been rated as the most popular of the world's traditional garments
The kilt has been rated as the most popular of the world's traditional garments

The kilt is the most popular of the world's traditional garments, according to a poll.

As many as 67% voted for the kilt, with many women reckoning it looked "very attractive" on a man, the survey by travel agent www.sunshine.co.uk found.

The Japanese kimono was second to the kilt in the international attire stakes, with Hawaiian grass skirts third.

The Mexican sombrero also proved popular with the 2,034 people polled, but 87% reckoned German lederhosen was "very unfashionable", with only 2% voting for it as their favourite.

As many as 24% thought the shell suit best represented England's national dress, with 17% believing the hoodie was more apt.

In addition, 13% believed the Beefeater attire best summed up English traditional clothing with 11% going for the Tuxedo.

Chris Brown, co-founder of sunshine.co.uk, said: "I think a lot of people have a stereotypical image of how certain cultures dress, such as the French wearing berets, which isn't often the case.

"We weren't surprised to see the sombrero and kimono up there on the list of people's favourites, but it was so refreshing to see the kilt up there at number one.

"As for the garments that people would like to see as the clothing England is best known for, I'm not sure I agree that shell suits set a good example for the fashion of the country."

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