Measure around waist at navel height. Take measurement firmly, so that kilt may sit comfortably without falling down. Do not breath in or hold your breath.
B) Seat Measurement
Measure around the broadest part of the seat/hips. This measurement should be taken with 2 fingers inside the tape to avoid it being too tight.
C) Kilt Length
You will need someone to assist with this measurement. Stand with your feet comfortably apart and have your assistant measure from the top of your hip bone (approximatly level with the navel), to the top of the knee or mid knee as desired. It is personal preference as to where you would like the kilt to sit but as a general rule the kilt should not sit above or below the knee cap.
D) Full Height
This is a useful measurement to help validte the Kilt Length measurement.
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As with all our kilts, this garment is Made in Scotland by our own trained kilt makers. They are fully canvas lined with 3 buckles to ensure an excellent fit. Our kilts, properly kept and treated, will last you a lifetime.
The kilt is machine stitched and hand finished from 8 yards of worsted wool, available in our full range of tartans from Lochcarron of Scotland, Marton Mills, Strathmore Woollens and House of Edgar.
We can made an 8-yard kilt to most waist and seat sizes, although for gentlemen with larger seat sizes we usually recommend a 9-yard kilt (idea for seat sizes 46"-52") or a 10-yard kilt (ideal for seat sizes 52"+).
Kilt pin and sporran may be purchased separately. This item is made to order in our own tailoring workshop in Glasgow, with a standard delivery time of 4 to 6 weeks. If you need it sooner please select the option above. Our tailors can accommodate most requests, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or add notes to your order at checkout.
Tartan Finder Disclaimer:
As each of the mills has supplied their own images, or they have been taken from fabric samples, please note that the setts are not to scale when comparing tartans of different mills. Also, as screen resolutions vary, colours may differ slightly from those seen here. If unsure, we’d encourage you to purchase a swatch of the fabric before buying.
- Waist: measure firmly around waist at navel (belly button) height.
- Seat: measure around the largest part of the seat area.
- Kilt Length: measure from the top of the hip at navel height to the top or middle of the knee. As a rule of thumb, your kilt length should be no shorter than a third of your height. It's usually better to get someone to help with this measurement, as you'll tend to lean forward and shorten the length when doing it yourself.
- Height: provide this in feet and inches.
Don't worry if these seems daunting, it's not as hard as it might sound! We have many years experience making kilts for people of all sizes, and will check with you if anything seems unusual.
Tartan Ranges supported:
- Marton Mills Bute (mediumweight)
- Marton Mills Jura (heavyweight)
- House of Edgar Nevis (heavyweight) +£12
- House of Edgar Hebredian (mediumweight) +£12
- House of Edgar Dark Island (mediumweight) +£15
- House of Edgar Emblem (mediumweight) +£15
- Lochcarron Breariach (mediumweight) +£30
- Lochcarron Strome (heavyweight) +£55
- Strathmore T7 and W60 (mediumweight) +£55
- House of Edgar Old and Rare (heavyweight) +£128
- House of Edgar Regimental (v. heavyweight) +£128
What’s the difference?
Each mill uses different methods, looms and finishes on their cloth.
In general, heavyweight is perhaps the best material for making kilts, it looks and feels great, while also being fairly crease resistant (when the kilt is treated and kept properly anyway). However, it’s not always best for warm climates, and sometimes folk prefer a lighter option, so mediumweight is a great alternative. Lightweight would be recommended especially for very warm climates.
Strathmore (W60) and House of Edgar (Mediumweight and Old and Rare - but not their Nevis, Hebredian or Emblem ranges) have a traditional selvedge made on a shuttle loom, which means the bottom of the cloth (and so the kilt) is exactly the same thickness as the rest of the cloth. These traditional edges are only available in the mediumweight cloths.
Marton Mills and Lochcarron use a tuck-in selvedge, where the end threads are ‘tucked’ back into the weave. This means the bottom half-inch of the cloth (and the kilt) can be a little thicker than the rest (not too much though, and not enough to distort the shape of the pleating at the back). It also means the tucked threads can poke up out of the cloth.
Don’t worry if this doesn’t mean anything to you! Both are of kilting quality and produce a kilt that will last you a lifetime. The difference is subtle and can be apparent on close inspection, but not so much from a distance.