Blue skirt, matching jacket, green woollen socks and boots – Howie's style stands out even in Edinburgh. The Scot completely renounced trousers 16 years ago already. Noel, Adrian and Marko now also want to know, how feeling a skirt feels as a man, and follow Howie to his "21st Century Kilts" store. The inconspicuous grey house surprises on the inside: colourful scraps of fabric cover the walls, Howie's view roams over new designs made from tweed, leather and jeans. "I like to combine lots of materials with one another," he says. No kilt is like another here, every item is unique. That's Howie's answer to the seemingly boring diamonds.
Now it's the guys' turn: Noel chooses a grey model. Nowadays the kilt is often only worn for special occasions such as weddings, says the host. But Howie also gives men an alternative to trousers in everyday life: "My kilts sit on the hips instead of up on the waist. And they have practical pockets." Customers should be able to work in them, too, he thinks; kilts in a pinstripe look are very popular.