Mailman Wants to Wear a Kilt

Carrier advocates for the right to wear a MUG
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2008 2:35 PM CDT
Should he be able to wear a kilt as well?   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Dean Peterson likes kilts. In fact, the 48-year-old Air Force vet and mail carrier owns 15 of them, and he's on a one-man crusade to persuade the USPS to allow carriers to wear kilts on the job, the Boston Globe reports. He’s contacted every postal union branch in the country to make the case for Male Unbifurcated Garments, or MUGs.

The uniform change will come up for a vote at the National Association of Letter Carriers convention this week. "MUGs are worn all over the world, and have been for thousands of years because they are comfortable,” Peterson wrote to his fellow carriers. "Please open your hearts—and inseams—for an option in mail carrier comfort!"