Our 5 Yard Wool kilt is a fantastic value for a “mid level” kilt. This kilt, like our 8 yard models, uses the finest 13 and 16 oz wool cloth woven in the UK. Our 5 Yard Wool kilt is a great option for those who want their clan tartan, but don’t want to invest in a full 8 Yard Kilt. It is also a wonderful option for those looking for a lower yardage kilt for it's reduced weight during summer wear. It will look good in both a casual setting, like festivals or the pub, and a formal setting, like a wedding.
Measuring for your kilt: We would ask that you measure carefully for our kilts. Since these are custom made to fit the measurements provided, you will need to be sure of the exact sizing. We will not refund in the case of mistakes in measuring. Detailed measuring instructions can be found in the "Measuring Instructions" tab below this text.
A Traditional kilt is worn higher than your pants, just above the belly button (for larger customers, just above the WIDEST part of your belly). This is where the top of the kilt will sit.
DO NOT HOLD YOUR STOMACH IN. You’ll only going to get a kilt that's too small. Just relax and stand "at ease".
Make sure to use a good sewing tape measure. If you don't have a sewing tape measure, you can use a leather belt to measure. Wrap it around you, mark it and then lay it flat on a metal tape measure to get the measurement.
The tape measure should be snug – as snug as you will be wearing the kilt.
*Note: It will probably be 2 to 4 inches more than your pants size. This is common.
*TIP: BIG guys with large bellies may want to wear the kilt around the naval, as it gives a more flattering appearance.
With the same tape measure, measure around the absolute largest part of your rear.
Take this measurement a little LOOSELY. You should be able to slide a finger between the tape measure and your body when you measure.
This is your HIP measurement. In most cases, it's about 4-6 inches larger than the waist measurement.
If possible, it’s best to take this measurement wearing shorts and a form fitting shirt. There are 3 different ways to measure length:
1) With assistance
2) With bath towel assistance3) Without assistance
1) Length Measurement with assistance
Stand tall with your back straight. Do NOT look down or bend over as this will change the length measurement. Just stand tall and face forward.
Have the other person measure down the SIDE of your leg. On your side, put the "0" end of the tape measure at the top of where your kilt will be (the same height you took your waist measurement from). Measure from that point down the side of your body to the middle of your knee.
The number on the tape that is right where the bottom edge of the kilt will be is the length.
2) Length Measurement with bath towel assistance
Take a bath towel and FOLD IT so that it is 24" long.
Wear a pair of shorts, so you can see your knees and stand roughly 10 feet back from a full length mirror. Hold the towel up to your waist, putting the top of the towel at the spot you took the waist measurement… just above the belly button.
If the 24" length hits below your knee, shorten the towel by folding another inch or two, so that the bottom edge hits you square in the middle of the kneecap.
If the 24" length hits above your knee, lengthen the towel by unfolding an inch or two, so that the bottom edge hits you square in the middle of the kneecap.
3) Length measurement without assistance
Kneel on the floor with your back straight. You're going to measure down the SIDE of your leg to the floor.
From the top of where your kilt will be (the same height you took your waist measurement from), measure down the side of your body to the floor down the side of your leg. It's easier to put the "0" end of the tape measure barely touching the floor and the numbered end at the top.
SUBTRACT 1" FROM THIS MEASUREMENT to have the kilt sit at the middle of the knee.
Use the following chart for reference. These are typical height / length measurements.
If you need assistance measuring, please do not hesitate to contact us: 800.368.8633 or Rocky@USAKilts.com
ReviewsAdd Your Review
- Wonderful! Mom of Mouth
Quality Price ValueThis was our first kilt purchase and I was really nervous about ordering online without being able to try it on. The measuring instructions were very easy to follow and when the kilt came, it fit my son perfectly! The quality of the material is wonderful & the workmanship is superb! Will definitely be ordering from USA Kilts again in the future! (Posted on 7/10/2017)
- Professional Red
Value Quality PriceI followed the instructions to measure my kilt size and it fit perfectly! It's almost like they know what they are doing! Looks great! Thanks (Posted on 6/22/2017)
- Why was I worried? SandPiper
Quality Price ValueFor most of us ordering online can be nerve racking and when you’re about to order something like a kilt.....well, you understand. I measured and re-measured using USA Kilts guide and then placed the order with high hopes it would fit. Not only did it fit it fit like a custom glove! A very well made custom kilt wears so much nicer than a quick grab from a vendor at the games. I went with the 5 yard instead of the 8 because this kilt will be for marching in parades and at the games. Again I was worried it would wouldn’t “lay” as nice as an 8 yard heavy but again I was wrong! What I wasn’t wrong about was going with USA Kilts. I’ll go with them again on my next one for sure, this time with no worries! Just a side note, the staff there are great to work with if you have any questions they are glad to help. (Posted on 6/19/2017)
- Above and Beyond Ross
Price Value QualityI got my kilt for my wedding a few weeks ago. I told them I needed it in a hurry as I only had a few weeks before the ceremony. The delivered my kilt well in advance and everything was perfect. I cannot express enough how impressed and appreciative I was of their work, customer service, and quality. Loved working with them. (Posted on 4/10/2017)
- Excellent Ami
Price Value QualityMy son ordered this for his prom and for future formal events. I can't say enough about the attention to detail. The pleating in the back highlights a different color in the kilt and is truly spectacular. While I balked initially at the price, it was totally worth it. Really a beautiful piece of clothing. (Posted on 3/29/2017)
- Great Experience Harry
Quality Price ValueI got my first kilt at a festival and it was more like a whim. After that I was hooked so I wanted to make sure the next one reflected me. Your selection of tartans is awesome and the way you can sort on your site for counties and clans is simple to do. The helpful clips on your site answers any questions. When it arrived early I was blown away. The quality is perfect and I can't wait to wear it. Thank you. (Posted on 2/11/2017)
- Fantastic Lauren
Price Value QualityThe kilt was beautifully made and was just in time for Christmas. It fit my brother perfectly! (Posted on 2/2/2017)
- Beautiful! C. Burch
Price Value QualityWhat more can I say? This thing rocks! As with everything I've purchased from USA Kilts, this certainly did not disappoint! I paid for the rush fee and it was finished and shipped four days earlier than that!
Everything fits and feels great and it's built to last (again, just like everything else I've bought from these guys)! USA Kilts is certainly a company that takes pride in their work and it shows tremendously! (Posted on 1/30/2017)
- Top notch! John
Price Value QualityThis is my first kilt and I was uncertain as to what to expect. I should not have worried. The fabric and construction are excellent and the fine service received from USAKilts is a credit to the company. A hint to fellow first tine buyers, get the 16 oz tartan fabric if available. It has a nice heavy hand to it and gives a strong statement of quality. (Posted on 1/13/2017)
- Outstanding quality Jim
Quality Price ValueI was initially skeptical about ordering online but I read all the reviews and decided to take the plunge. This is one of the only made to measure items I own. The quality is fantastic and I love the Ancient Campbell tartan fabric. The difference between this kilt and one of those cheap 'made in Pakistan' ones that you buy at the Highland games is night and day. Doesn't compare. This blows it away. (Posted on 12/23/2016)
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Question: My tartan is available in 13 AND 16 oz cloth... which should I get?
The weight of the cloth is a personal preference. 13 oz cloth is considered "Medium Weight" while 16 oz is considered "Heavy Weight". While they will both make a very nice kilt, which weight you want is a matter of taste. We would ask you to consider your environment... If you're the type of person who is always 'warm', live in a hot / humid climate or will be wearing your kilt most often outdoors during the summer, then we'd suggest the 13 oz cloth. If you are always cool, live in a cool climate (Canada or northern USA), or will be wearing the kilt indoors most of the time, a 16 oz kilt may be right for you.
Question: Why are there so many / so few choices for my name?
Our wool tartan gallery shows you every stock tartan from every mill in the UK. We want to make sure our customers can weigh all of their options before making a decision. We don't just use 1 mill or 2 mills for our cloth... we use the top 7 tartan mills in the UK (plus some smaller ones for custom weaves). This gives our customers the maximum number of tartan options we can provide.
Some clans have only 1 tartan or there may only be 1 mill that weaves a specific tartan. Larger clans may have DOZENS of tartan designs woven by multiple mills. The options shown in the Tartan Gallery lists them all.
- 5 yards of wool cloth (6 yards for larger men)
- 13 or 16 oz wool cloth used
- Cloth woven in the UK
- Over 2500 tartans available
- Dry clean only
- Holds a crisp pleat and is easy to iron
- Individually tailored to your measurements
- Top Stitched (stitches visible on close inspection)
- 1” - 1.2" Pleats
- “One thread margin of error” on lining up the pleats
- Proper tapering down the fell to conform to body shape
- 100% Machine Sewn
- Good, but slightly reduced “swing” due to yardage used
- Fully lined with cotton liner
- 3 top grade leather straps embossed with knot work and strong cast buckles
- 2 belt loops on back