FAQs and info.
Where I can buy a kilt and kilts accessories like sporrans, Ghillie Shirts etc?
Now, you can buy it in our Dublin office directly, within Dublin collection and delivery is free, but no need to worry we can deliver it to your door, within Ireland 2nd to 3rd day delivery and within Eu including Uk our delivery time is 3 to 5 days.
What tartans can I wear?
Your name search may have turned up several Clans and associated tartans. Each Clan has several tartans, if so you may wear any or all of them. If not and you are of Scottish Heritage, do not be dismayed. Many Scottish family names do not have an associated tartan. There are however many generic or “All Scotland” tartans. As a person of Scottish heritage you may wear any of those.
Who to measure the kilt size?
I am not Scottish! Can I wear a kilt?
Of course you can! Even if you don’t have a Scottish clan or family name there are many Universal tartans that you can wear. For example: Black Watch, Caledonian, and Jacobite, Scottish National, Scottish National dress, National, Brave Heart Warrior (both dress and hunting), Flower of Scotland and Pride of Scotland.
How do I wear a kilt?
A gentlemen’s kilt closes right apron to left buckle through the hole and fastened to the left buckle. The left apron to the right fastened the waist and hip buckles, fringed edge and kilt pin to the right. The Kilt should come to the centre of your knees and sit well up on your natural waist. When fastening the waist if the tartan lines pulls you have it too tight, let it rest on your hips. The pleats should be at the back of the kilt.
How do I wear a sporran?
The sporran should be centered to the front of the kilt, 3 fingers below the waistcoat, or belt, be careful that it does not hang too low. The strap should fasten to the rear and rest on the hips.
What do the different terms associated with tartans mean, for example Ancient or Modern; Hunting or Dress?
The first thing many people ask is what is a “Dress” tartan or a “Hunting” tartan. Tartans often come in Modern, Ancient, Hunting , and Dress to name most. Many of the larger Clans have specialty tartans. The “Modern” tartan in the most commonly woven tartan and usually the accepted “standard” tartan for a Clan. The ancient series is an attempt by weavers to duplicate what the tartans would have looked like, back when. Usually this is the same “sett” or pattern as the modern but with faded colors. The “Dress” tartans are most commonly worn by women, as tey have a large amount of white and are a brighter look. The hunting tartans are usually made to offset a bright color modern tartan. Made in earth tones to do exactly that, hunt. When looking at a list of tartans you will see a letter following the name and these are A =Ancient, M =Modern, W =Weathered, Mtd =Muted .
How do I wear kilt hose?
The kilt hose (socks) should be 2 to 3 fingers below the knee cap.
How do I wear flashes?
These should be worn on the outside of the leg, bringing the sock turnover down to cover half the double loop of the flash.
How do I wear a Sgian Dhub?
The sgian Dhub (black knife) is normally worn down the right sock, although a left-handed person could wear it on the left leg. Only the top inch should show above the sock.
How do I wear Ghillie Brogues?
To tie the laces on the Ghille Brogue, cross the laces, pull them tight in a simple knot. Then twist three times and pull tight again to create a vertical thong. Now pass the laces around the back of the ankle and bring to the front and tie a normal bow, the remaining lace and toggles should hang to the front.
When can I wear a kilt?
There is not a single situation where you can not wear a kilt. A man’s kilt can be dressed up to wear to a Fancy Ball or a wedding, where you would wear a tuxedo, and can also be worn with casual shoes and shirt to go hiking or out for a pint.
What is the correct outfit for different events?
Formal Dress: this can be worn on occasions when a dinner suit or tuxedo would be worn such as a wedding or ball
Semi Dress: suitable for less formal occasions such as a ceilidh.
What types of kilt are there?
Essentially there are two types of kilt; the Feileadh Mor (also known as Geat Kilt or Breacan Feile) and the Feileadh Beg which is the more common type of kilt. The Feileadh Mor (pronouncied ‘phili more’ ),is really just one length of double width tartan, usually 6-7 yds in length which is gathered into pleats and belted round the waist. The Feileadh Beg is a hand or machine sewn garment which is worn just above the hip and fastened by buckles. If you are looking for a kilt – chances are its this one you want.
How much material is in a kilt?
Generally a Kilt is 8 Yds in a kilt – however if the kilt is for a larger person this can be 9 or more. Kilts can also be made with less material, the pleats being shallower. Therfore this can vary from 7 down to as little as 4yds.
What are the different weights of tartan?
Kilting Tartan comes in three weights; lightweight, medium weight and heavyweight. Lightweight is 10oz per linear yd, Medium is 13oz and heavyweight is 16oz. In general medium weight is a good all round weight.
Who to measure the kilt and jacket size?
How to Measure
Kilt Measuring Guide
Jacket Measuring Guide
Trouser Measuring Guide
Full Measuring Guide
Size Converters – to check what size your measurement corresponds to.
- It’s easiest to have someone measure you
- Stand straight up and relax
- Measure at points shown without holding your breath
- Ensure measurement is not taken over thick clothing
- Tape measure should be snug but not too tight
- All measurements should be taken in inches
Expected Kilt Length
Normally, your kilt length will correspond with the following guides. If it’s significantly different, try taking the measurements again. If it’s slightly different, then it could be down to preference or body shape. See our notes below for more info.
Height 5′ 6″ to 5′ 7″ = 22″ to 22.5″ kilt length
Height 5′ 8 to 5′ 9″ = 23″ to 23.5″ kilt length
Height 5′ 10″ to 5′ 11″ = 24″ to 24.5″ kilt length
Height 6′ to 6′ 2″ = 24.5″ to 25.5″ kilt length
Height 6′ 3″ to 6″ 4″ = 26″ to 26.5″ kilt length
Height 6′ 5″ to 6′ 7″ = 27″ to 27.5″ kilt length
The length of your kilt drop will depend on how high you want to wear the kilt on your waist. If wearing a short jacket such as a Prince Charlie, you may want to have your kilt an inch or two longer so that it sits higher on your waist. However, standard kilts should always be worn to the middle of the knee cap, while military kilts are worn a little shorter to the top of the knee cap. When measuring the kilt length, the wearer should kneel and have someone take a measurement from where the top of the kilt will sit, down to the floor.
Where you wear the kilt on your waist is entirely up to you, and is down to personal preference. However the standard height is around the navel and as a result it is worth noting that your kilt waist size may be slightly larger than your trouser waist size.
The difference between the inside and outside leg measurement will determine the height of the waistline of your trousers.
If you are wearing the trousers with a short jacket such as a Prince Charlie, you may want to make your outside leg measurement a little longer to accommodate them being worn higher up on your waist. Alternatively, if purchasing custom made Argyll or Miltary style trews then please take into account the additional 2″-3″ height when measuring the outside leg measurement (see blue dotted line on image).
In the past, every gentleman knew his hat size, just as he knew his shirt size. However, these sizes are in imperial eighths and nowadays we usually measure in centimetres. It’s much easier, and more reliable, to have someone measure your head for you. We recommend using something flexible, either a cloth tape measure, or a length of ribbon or even string. Whatever you use, it should not be stretchy as this will not give an accurate measurement.
Wrap the tape around the head, and make sure this is done at the place you want the band of the hat to sit. You can then check how many centimetres this is, and order the best size. You’ll find the sizes in the drop down menu called Hat Size. We recommend you choose by centimeter size, even though we show the imperial sizes too. We do this because it’s the tradition, but just ignore them unless you are very confident with imperial sizes.