Mailman Lobbies to Wear Kilt on the Job

An Olympia letter-carrier is campaigning to allow kilts as part of the Postal Service uniform.

Dean Peterson has the support of the letter-carriers union in Washington and Oregon. But he got a cool reception at last week's National Association of Letter Carriers in Boston.

Peterson says wearing a kilt is "like a breeze blowing through the house."

The 48-year-old Peterson is 6 feet tall and weighs 250 pounds. He owns 15 kilts and would like to wear one on the job to prevent chafing.

Changing the Postal Service uniform requires union approval and Postal Service testing for waterproofing and sun screening.