Scotland: Cohen the Kiltmaker

Purists who insist that kilts are worn by men—and what the other sex wears is pleated skirts—may be upset to learn that the world's biggest manufacturer of kilts sells them strictly to females.

From the red-brick Glasgow factory of D. & H. Cohen Ltd. come 150,000 colorful kilts annually, which ladies eagerly buy off clothing racks throughout most of the world. In the U.S., the cry is for "knee ticklers," but for Chair man Denis Bonchy Cohen, 51, even mini-kilts are possible. "As long as it's pleated and made to our basic design," says Cohen, "they can have it."

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