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Made to Measure Kilt

All our kilts are made in Scotland and can be machine sewn for strength and durability or traditionally hand sewn if preferred (at additional cost).

We would recommend a full 8 yard kilt for gents or a 9 yard kilt for seat measurements over 45″.

All our kilts are pleated to the sett (tartan check) unless otherwise requested.

Prices start from £295, depending on tartan or tartan weaver.

Prices are available on request.

Most tartans are available from a medium 13oz or 16oz heavy weight material so please specify when ordering.

For self measureing, please refer to the Self Measurement page and our terms and conditions.

Product Description

A Brief History Of The Kilt

The kilt and plaid originated when the wearer took a piece of material, wrapped part of it around his body and fastened it with a belt which gathered it into loose folds, which in later development became the more accurate pleating of the modern kilt.

The other end of the material was thrown over the shoulder where one corner was usually pinned with a brooch to either another part of the tartan or to the shirt.

This combination of the kilt and plaid known as a ‘Breacan-Feile’ is still represented in modern dress although the kilt and plaid proportions have been separated for convenience.

The kilt worn today is the ‘Feileadh Bheag’, or little kilt, which originally had large box pleats that were stitched, while the neat tight pleats of todays kilt are the result of military influences in the nineteenth century.

The word ‘kilt’ has now come to be the universal term for the colourful ‘skirt apparel’ that constitutes Scotlands national dress although its origins are not entirely clear cut.