Blue skirt with matching jacket, green woollen socks and boots – even in Edinburgh, Howie’s style is noted. The Scotsman completely renounced trousers some 16 years ago. Noel, Adrian and Marko would like to know, too, what it feels like for a man to wear skirts and so they follow Howie into his shop “21st Century Kilts“. On the inside, the inconspicuous grey house surprises its visitors: Colourful pieces of fabric cover the walls, Howie’s eyes wander over new designs made of tweed, leather and jeans. “I like combining a multitude of materials“, he says. No kilt here is like any other, every piece is unique. This is Howie’s response to the supposedly boring plaids.