“Outlander” star Graham McTavish has the funniest story about learning how to wear a kilt

Today we got the answer to something we’ve always wanted to know — how to put on and wear a kilt. And Graham McTavish, who plays Dougal MacKenzie on Outlander, clued us in.

Well, he actually clued people in at New York Comic Con, when he spoke on a panel yesterday.

First of all, ICYMI, here he is in Outlander, kilt and all.


Now for the deets.

Learning how to put a kilt on properly is actually quite tricky, McTavish said during the panel, reported BuzzFeed. “You have to lie down to put that on. You have to pleat it yourself, and then you lie in it, and you wrap it. And then you fold it over and do whatever you do around the shoulders. It’s a real skill.

Wow. We had no idea.


And on Outlander, kilts are very popular, of course.


What is a kilt anyway?

Is it a skirt? A long pair of shorts? A skort?

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary states that a kilt is “a type of skirt traditionally worn by men in Scotland.

However, some people prefer skirts over kilts.


And some kilts are habit-forming — once you wear one, you’ll want to wear it again and again.


All we know is, McTavish’s explanation above is the best thing ever, so keep it in mind the next time wearing a kilt presents itself.

Meanwhile, we’re going to go binge watch some Outlander eps. Who’s with us?