Part one

The historians all missed it, but things went downhill with the mass adoption of trousers, when we lost the sense of our being unquestionably born free. Here's how to reclaim it: strap on a kilt!

"The kilt appears to endow the wearer with superpowers," says fashion journalist Eric Musgrave, and countless studies prove it (MacAlpine, 1826; MacTavish, 1903; MacAllan & MacLean, 1954; MacRae et al, 1977).

“Loftus McLeod of Skye” was the first to use these superpowers for a higher purpose, founding the Liberation Kilt Company to fight 18th-century injustices. But having won the 1781 Disturber of the Peace Award, he was banished to one of His Majesty's colonies across the seas.