I just got my 2 new Utilikilts in the mail. They are pretty shiny.
I can’t believe how different they are from the ones I bought over 15 years ago. They are somewhat expandable with velcro straps on he back (kind of like the old Sans-A-Belt slacks if anyone remembers those). There is also a lacing system underneath of that with thin bungee cord for flexibility.
The front placket has toggles and loops to keep it tightly closed if you prefer. I do not. Perhaps it is to prevent accidental exposures. I’ve been wearing these things for a long time, and I can tell you right now that all of my exposures have been intentional.
I’m already getting people asking to buy my old ones. I’ve been wearing them every damn day since about the turn of the century (love saying that) and they’re still in pretty awesome condition. These new ones should last me a while. They fit better, and are better constructed. They’re almost double what I had paid for them originally, though. US$200 each. Still, worth it.