Thursday, April 21, 2011

Markets in Everything: Men in Kilts

Canadian Success Story, Men In Kilts, Launch First US Location in Seattle, according to this Press Release:

Men In Kilts, a window and exterior building cleaning company, has taken their kilted lads down south. CEO, Tressa Wood comments, “We’re very excited to bring the Men In Kilts' concept to the US and open our first franchise location in Seattle."

9 Comments:

At 4/21/2011 11:55 AM, Blogger Walt G. said...

They don't make a OSHA fall harness you can wear with a kilt :-) Fall harnesses are required if you work over six feet up.

 
At 4/21/2011 12:23 PM, Blogger Free2Choose said...

To which Ms. Wood when, regarding the Kilts was asked, "Is anything worn under them?" replied, "Why nothing's worn sir. Everything is in first class working order."

 
At 4/21/2011 12:43 PM, Blogger juandos said...

Kilts? Handy how those man skirts don't have zippers...

 
At 4/21/2011 1:49 PM, Blogger Chris Burrows said...

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At 4/21/2011 1:50 PM, Blogger Chris Burrows said...

Finally, equal opportunity exploitation of men!

 
At 4/21/2011 6:59 PM, OpenID Sprewell said...

Who pays for these novelty services? These types of "franchises" come on Shark Tank all the time (good show, btw) and it's always crazy to me the grand expansion plans they have, let alone that anybody even uses them.

 
At 4/22/2011 5:13 AM, Blogger Curt said...

Seattle has a great kilt company that has been in town for years called 'Utilikilts', and it has built a local community. It is not at all infrequent while hiking, or at the local summer social events, to see men wearing kilts. (Or even in some offices - remember that this is the northwest after all.)

So this is another Canadian 'also-ran' joining the existing market for kilts, in order to skim off the existing business, and not a new idea.

Pants are for horse riding. Kilts are for comfort. :)

 
At 4/22/2011 7:59 AM, Blogger Free2Choose said...

I don't know if he is still there or not - I haven't been on campus in some time - but there used to be a Groundskeeper at UM-Flint (I kid you not, and no...I don't know if his name was Willie) who wore a utility style Kilt similar to the ones referenced by Sprewell above.

 
At 4/22/2011 8:41 AM, Blogger Rand said...

Anyone from the clan MacDonald (like my wife) would tell you that those are not proper kilts:


MacDonald tartan kilt

 

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