Company features men washing windows in kilts
BOSTON (WHDH) -- A new business in the Boston area may turn a few heads, because it includes men who are skirting around town washing windows in kilts.
They are the kind of window washers where wind could be a problem.
"Yesterday was actually really nice really sunny warm so kept the kilt down, no breezes," said Chris Murphy, Men in Kilts.
The business is called Men in Kilts. The name says it all; they wash windows, pressure wash homes, and clean gutters in traditional Scottish garb -- and they don't seem to mind.
"If you don't look down, it feels like you're wearing shorts,” Murphy said.
"Nope, I’m Scottish so I don't mind it at all, paying tribute to my heritage," said Shane Ross.
The franchise started in Vancouver with only $500. Now, there's one in Holliston which serves the Boston area.
People seem to like the idea already.
"I got a good thumbs up from everybody. They liked it, they liked the idea of the kilt," Ross said.
It's not a job for the bashful; the men have to climb ladders, giving many on the street a view. But, their motto? No peeking. It even says so on their shirts. They’ve already had to remind some people about that rule.
"We did a photo shoot last week in Boston. My son was up on the second floor and the women were walking down the street and instead of going around the ladder, they'd go under the ladder. And he just politely said, ‘no peeking,’" said Judy Briggs, franchise owner.
And when asked what they wear under those kilts?
"You’re going to have to hire us to find out. So, I can't tell," said Murphy.