The 5 yard kilt is a great starter kilt and prior to the end of the nineteen century was the normal wear for a kilt (along with the box pleat kilt). Today, the 5 yard kilt is referred to as Casual wear and makes a great starter kilt or one for someone younger. The 8 yard kilt is referred to as formal wear. A 5 yard kilt has shallower pleats so it does not work so well for someone with hips over 46 inches. It also works best if we use 16 oz fabric to make the kilt — it will crush less and the pleats will still have a swing. Our kilts, if properly kept and treated, will last a lifetime. They are fully canvas lined around the waist with 3 buckles to ensure an excellent fit. All kilts are made in Glasgow, Scotland. Each kilt is machine stitched.
Pricing listed includes tartans from Lochcarron and Marton Mills. There will be additional costs for tartan from Strathmore Woollen and House of Edgar.
Currently kilts are taking 8-10 weeks. If you are needing your kilt sooner, please contact us directly to discuss.
Not sure which tartans pattern you are needing? or have a name but don’t know if there is a tartan? Then we can certainly answer those questions with a quick call or text to us (619) 435-1880.
Basic measurements needed are waist – taken at the belly button; hip measurement; length taken while kneeling from belly button to floor; and height. We obviously want your kilt to look it’s best and would like to speak to you personally about taking the measurements if you have any questions. We also offer Zoom options if you are not in California.
There are options for payment plans on our kilts with half down at time of ordering and balance due when kilt is completed.