A 6-foot-tall, 250-pound mail carrier in Lacey, Washington, wants the U.S. Postal Service to add kilts as a uniform option for men, according to this article from the Seattle PI. David Peterson, the mail carrier/kilt enthusiast in question, has successfully lobbied the Oregon and Washington mail carrier union locals to endorse kilts; however, his efforts were defeated at the July convention of the 220,000-member National Association of Letter Carriers. Peterson, undaunted, vows to continue the fight for his right to wear a kilt on the job.
Why does Peterson want to wear a kilt? According to Peterson, "In one word, it’s comfort." With his build, Peterson said, his thighs "fill slacks to capacity, causing chaffing and scarring."
Scarring? Really? If so, could Peterson have a disability claim? In any event, this author is now shopping for a nice, business-casual UtiliKilt.