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
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- Top-notch! Great kilt! Charles
Price Value QualityFits like a glove! I love it. Thank you so much, first kilt for my son-in-law… (Posted on 9/14/2021)
- My Tartan Kilt James
Price Value QualityI received my Kilt, much earlier than specified. Fit was perfect. was guided through the process. Quality is very high.
Personally, I do not buy cheap stuff, it's a waste of money. This is the real deal and worth it. (Posted on 8/19/2021)
- Isle of Skye.......AWESOME! Mickey D
Price Value QualityI traveled the four hours to USAK, back in May, and was not disappointed. The Isle of Skye kilt, Lochcarron material, is absolutely wonderful. Having the measurements taken in-store really helped dial in the fit. Can't beat the quality vs. price...best on the market IMHO! Dress it up or dress it down, this kilt can do it all! (Posted on 8/12/2021)
- exceeded my expectations! Owen
Price Value QualityI was expecting it to be good quality and yet I was still blown away by the craftsmanship! you guys really outdid yourself! and the hand written thank you really was the cherry on top! you guys' service is the best, thank you! (Posted on 7/31/2021)
- So far, so good Old Plaid
Value Quality PriceBought this for athletic competition in the Highland Games; not been happy with other "athletic" kilts which have very wide pleats, don't hang well on me and no "swing"; will be wearing this in the masters class at Tennessee Games next month, high hopes it plays well and looks proper. The kilt itself is a beauty, in the ONLY tartan of all the tartans that has an association with my Scottish ancestors. The wool is beautiful, House of Edgar, very densely woven and of obvious quality. I paid for a rush job, 3 weeks out the door, and it arrived right on time. The big test will be the games upcoming, but so far so good. (Posted on 7/29/2021)
- Replacement for older kilt MacDuffSB
Price Value QualityI needed a replacement for my primary clan tartan kilt and had contemplated another vendor, but realized I would have a better quality and quicker turn around from USAKilts. A friend swayed my decision as they ordered for the same event I purchased mine for. I am very happy with the quality. Can't wait to wear my new MacDuff kilt at our annual meeting in September. Thanks guys. (Posted on 7/27/2021)
- Nailed it again! Drag'n
Price Value QualityWhat can I say that I haven't already! I bought 2 more 5 yard wool kilts and they both blew my mind again! Gotta give another shout out to Morgan! Truly poetry in tailoring! My wife and I just took a much needed post pandemic trip to the mountains where we climbed several peaks and I wore my amazing Colorado Tartan Kilt the whole time! Got many a compliment, and I was sure to drop you all an emphatic plug! This is becoming an obsession.... I'll be back! (Posted on 7/9/2021)
- Überwältigen (Awesome) Bernie Sahadi Ne' Kilgore
Value Quality PriceI ordered the 5 yard wool kilt in the United States Marine Corps (Leatherneck) tartan. I am extraordinarily pleased in the kilt. The overall appearance is pleasing to the eye as well as the feel of the garment. The fit is perfect, the pleats are perfect, the appearance when worn is a boost to the personal confidence level of the individual. I wore my kilt with 5 other fellow Marines and we looked good. The command presence when worn in ceremony or public is impressive. I have plenty of plans to wear it to military events this year. I am so impressed with this 5 yard kilt I have plans on ordering two more. I have the family name Kilgore tartan ordered and I am eagerly awaiting its arrival next month. I know before its arrival I am going to cherish it. BTW, I have watch many of the videos on YouTube made by Rocky and Erik. I have learned a lot. I suggest you do so if you are considering to order one. It is of great help. (Posted on 6/28/2021)
- Love my K&C kilt. Russell
Price Value QualityMy order arrived and I love it. This kilt was well put together and I cannot thank USA Kilts enough. I look forward to getting much use out of my newest kilt. . (Posted on 6/25/2021)
- Murray of Atholl, muted....favorite garment by far. D
Price Value QualityCould not be happier. The fit was fantastic, cloth was gorgeous, stitching/craftsmanship was excellent and customer service was perfect. (Posted on 6/3/2021)
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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
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