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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- Awesome Kilt Michael
Quality Price ValueAs the owner of only a few kilts, I am so impressed with this 5 yard kilt. Absolutely beautiful. Zero complaints. Service was impeccable. Quality is awesome. Cannot wait to order another. Highly recommended. (Posted on 5/18/2018)
- 5yd Kilt Wolf
Quality Price ValuePerfect kilt, amazing workmanship, excellent buckles, outstanding customer service. This was my 4th kilt from USA and they will have my future orders. (Posted on 5/17/2018)
- Awesome Kilt Shae
Quality Price ValueAbsolutely perfect kilts. Amazing customer service. Lovely wool, perfect buckles, and a rare tartan (only available from one mill in Scotland). Thanks to his express service I will be wearing it to the Celtic Festival this weekend. Best kilt makers ever! Thanks USA Kilts! (Posted on 5/17/2018)
- 2nd Wonder Gryff
Price Value QualityI ordered a Great Kilt and 5yd Kilt in the family tartan. The mill had enough for the 5yd and flashes-that portion of the order delivered quickly. Ian did a fantastic job for me. It was a treat to see my kilt on the workbench in a kilt related Facebook thread! (A few chuckles over that.) One day perhaps, a thank you handshake! Cheering for the mill to catch up with me soon...as I want to order a sash for the wife! Thanks for the help and all the super videos! (Posted on 5/4/2018)
- Great Kilt. Thanks Bayard
Price Value QualityAnother fine product from USA Kilts. This is my second kilt from Rocky and it does not disappoint . Wouldn't think of buying one anywhere else. (Posted on 5/1/2018)
- Fantastic RickMac
Price Value QualityMy kilt arrived on 4/27 and was thrilled with the quality and workmanship. It is a 5 yard 16 oz weave modern tartan. I also got a plaid to wear for formal events. This is my second kilt and I am a customer for life. (Posted on 4/30/2018)
- I was pleased to get a phone call to suggest a modification of the length. The caller was right and I don't have a mini skirt (whew!!). Hotdog
Price Value QualityI am pleased with the fit and styling of the kilt. My only issue is the Large Kilt Hose (US 12-14) will not go over my calves. (Posted on 4/29/2018)
- I love this kilt. Jim
Price Value QualityIf you measure correctly, the kilt will fit fantastic. Mine does. The colors are deeper and richer than portrayed on the Internet, and I like it. Very vibrant. They made it so I can go just a little larger with it, and definitely smaller if I wish, depending on any weight fluctuations. I’ll defintely buy my next kilt from USA Kilts, should I need one. They are also the only vendor, that I’ve found, that has my clan tartan. (Posted on 4/16/2018)
- Triple "A" all around Harold
Quality Price ValueExcellent customer service....timely shipping....quality workmanship....Very satisfied with first kilt! (Posted on 4/10/2018)
- 5 Yard Wool Pennsylvania Tartan Kilt Advocate
Value Quality PriceReceiving the Pennsylvania Tartan surely made me feel like 'A Made Man.' 5 yards, 13 ounces, over 20 pleats. Visually, the kilt is museum worthy. The fabric tells a story of history & passion. The wool looks & feels genuine. The 3 leather straps add a remarkable flair with their Celtic Artwork. The double fringe adds just the right touch of sophistication. The pleats demand attention. Matched with other genuine classy attire, this kilt makes me feel like I'm living life the right way. I'm ever so thankful to have the opportunity to own such a treasure in a garment with such history. This is the type of kilt I want to wear while traveling. No flaws. All genuine & worth the price. I've gotten compliments with other kilts. I can only imagine the public satisfaction in response to the work of art I now own... The 5 yard wool Pennsylvania Tartan. Thanks to USA Kilts & everyone who left awesome reviews of their own 5 yard wool purchase. (Posted on 3/31/2018)
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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