As Scotty wore a kilt in at least one episode, I think it fair to make a few comments about kilting. Utility kilts have been described as the blue jeans of kilts. An important difference is that utility kilts tend to have excellent pockets-no need for a sporran. Utility kilts can be cooler than shorts because of the ventilation; during the hottest days of summer shorts can very effectively hold the heat in at the crotch, resulting in sweaty underwear. Variants of utility kilts are now being offered by companies in the United States, Scotland, Wales, and Sweden. Traditional kilts include two different versions in Scotland; the type that drapes over a shoulder, and the type that does not. I would also include the Irish kilts in this category.