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Man campaigns for postal kilts

SEATTLE - Although his idea was soundly defeated at the National Letter Carriers' Association convention last month, Dean Peterson is going "full kilt" ahead.

The 6-foot-tall, 250-pound postman from Washington state is campaigning for the right to take off his pants on the job. He wants the U.S. Postal Service to add kilts as a uniform option for men.

Peterson, who is not of Scottish ancestry, began wearing kilts a couple years ago when his wife brought one back from a trip to Scotland. He now wears them everywhere -- to one son's football games, the other son's concerts, shopping and gardening.

His big reason for pushing kilts for work: comfort. Peterson says with his build, his thighs fill his trousers to capacity, causing chafing and scarring.

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