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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- Superb Douglas
Price Value QualityThe quality of this kilt was exceptional. It was well made and fit perfectly. It is easy to see the pride that is put into this kilt. (Posted on 2/13/2020)
- Excellent workmanship Denise
Value Quality PriceThe quality of workmanship on the kilt is excellent! I needed a rush order because the regular order was too close to when I needed it. It came a little sooner than expected. I couldn't have been more pleased with the order and will be ordering other items from USA Kilts. The tutorials and videos were very helpful in letting me know what I was getting for my money and helping me make the best choice. Great Job! (Posted on 2/9/2020)
- Great Kilt in my Clan tartan! steveintampa
Value Quality PriceGreat weight for Florida. Have worn an 8 yard and this is nicer for our area. Quality is fantastic. (Posted on 1/12/2020)
- very pleased with the service and quality of this kilt. Gary
Price Value QualityDelivered right on schedule (Posted on 11/22/2019)
- You will not be disappointed ! M Rice
Quality Price ValueI ordered a custom kilt with a tartan that I hoped would not take long to get. It arrived a week earlier than promised. My kilt is fabulous, well made, a great fit ! My wife is a seamstress and she was very impressed with the workmanship ! (Posted on 11/13/2019)
- He loved it! Watson
Price Value QualityI bought a kilt for my husband for our anniversary and he loves it! He was super excited when it came in and has worn it as much as possible since then! (Posted on 11/7/2019)
- Great company, well buy from them again Riddle
Price Value QualityOrdered my family kilt last week in September in a rush for my wedding, Lucas is a outstanding representative, went step by step on making sure everything was ordered prefect. Reviewed multiple packages and was detailed about pricing. My kilt was delivered on times as promised. I looked at several other companies before I used USAkilts. I would not order from anyone else. Thank you guys for making my Wedding prefect. (Posted on 11/2/2019)
- Fine craftsmanship Kiltedman
Price Value QualityMy Culloden Muted kilt is my third 5 yard traditional kilt from USAK. Two crafted by Mac and one, Culloden, by Ian. At this point I see no reason to ever seek out another kilt maker. The quality is always exceptional and the service certainly can not be beat. (Posted on 10/29/2019)
- Great service, beautiful kilt! Kimberly
Price Value QualityI received my kilt today and it is beautiful! It fits perfectly! The people at USA Kilts were awesome! I called halfway through my order and asked if they could rush my kilt for an upcoming parade in 3 weeks and they got it to me in 1.5 weeks. Everyone I spoke with was so nice. I will definitely order from them again. (Posted on 10/24/2019)
- First 5 yard Sean K
Value Quality PriceOrdered the Powys 5 yard and was amazed by how beautiful it is. As they say in their vids: the pictures don't capture the true colors.
I paid extra for the rush order and it was shipped right at the 3rd week and arrived in perfect condition. Anxiously awaiting my 2nd 5 yard. (Posted on 9/27/2019)
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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