When we stopped for some patat, we stood and watched guys walking back and forth on the street and we came up with two questions. Our first question was about the length of the kilt. There was a slight variety in length. It seems like most of them were about knee length. Shorter than that just looks like skirt, and longer looks like it doesn't fit properly and it's slipping down. The longer kilt were generally on younger guys, making us think that they'd just borrowed their father's kilt for their trip to Amsterdam.
Our second question (that we really didn't have any means of getting answered, it was just one of those times when you throw out a question and discuss), was whether or not the ten thousand Scots that are supposed to be in Amsterdam this weekend are wearing the proper undergarments.
Yesterday, we both wore coats and scarves (and pants). Additionally, I wore a hat and for some of the time I was wearing gloves. These guys had bare legs and way less on top, a lot of times it was just a shirt or sweater and sometimes it was a T-shirt. I can see wearing a wool kilt on a day like today. It's wool and there's a lot of material in them. However, it was a little chilly. Is it possible that everyone was going commando, or is that only a spring and summer sport?
When we paid (€,30) to use the restroom, and (as a bonus) I got the question answered. A guy entered the room in a rush - after what I am guessing was several beers. I didn't see anything, but it just seemed like the timing of his arrival at his destination and the start of his project included a pause and a snap. It didn't seem like all of the equipment needed for said project was readily available behind a wall of fabric. Then it happened two more times with two other men in kilts.
Granted, that was not a scientific study and my findings cannot be generalized to all of the other men in kilts in the city. I'm just saying what I saw. It's just that logic would dictate that if there's the possibility of a cold draft shooting up your kilt all day...well, a pair of briefs never killed anyone.
So why was Amsterdam invaded by men in kilts today? Something about football.