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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- SERVICE! SERVICE! SERVICE! Sean
Price Value QualityThe kilt is very nice, well priced and looks great.
BUT... that is not what impressed me. We ordered the kilt in a bit of a rush for a last minute obligation and they were excellent. Called us several times to reassure us that all was in order and he would meet our timeline and really relieved any anxiety we had. When it arrived we were very impressed. We WILL be ordering from here again. (Posted on 6/8/2016)
- Outstanding product! Cole F.
Price Value QualityGreat fit, great swish, feels and looks amazing. (Posted on 6/1/2016)
- Excellent Kilt! StMike
Price Value QualityOrdered mine for an upcoming trip to Scotland. It arrived on time, fit perfectly, and the workmanship is excellent. (Posted on 5/24/2016)
- Outstanding Product HuskerDan
Value Quality PriceJust received my Family Tartan Kilt, can wait to wear it to dinner this upcoming week, love sporting my kilt, most Southern Californians don't know what to say when they see you on the street:) (Posted on 5/7/2016)
- Love it A-Junk
Price Value QualityA formal kilt can cost upwards of $1000. I have literally searched for years. There are many casual kilt companies that have great products, but until now, I have been unable to find one that carried the Angus (ancient) tartan. Many of them said that they could bring the cloth in but since it was custom the kilts would end up costing between $500 and $800. Still way too much for me. Also I wanted something more casual that I could wear around. Every few months I would search around but no one carried the tartan. Until, about a month ago, I came across USA Kilts. They are based in Pennsylvania, which is were I live, and had the tartan in stock. The basic 5 yard wool kilt is $320 and for an additional $35 you can rush it's production from 6-10 weeks to 3 weeks (totally worth it). There are other options that can add on money and style but for me this was the way to go. USA Kilts also had excellent customer service. I mis-inputted one of my measurements and they called me to confirm because it did not seem right for my height. Most companies would have just said, "Oh well, his mistake" but they took the time to call and talk me through it. The kilt came in less than 3 weeks and looks great. They even included an additional scrap of the cloth in case I wanted flashes or anything made from it.
I highly recommend this company and their products to anyone looking for a kilt. (Posted on 5/6/2016)
- A-1 great Cam
Price Value QualityGreat high quality items. I'll be back. I had to return some shoes for a different size and it was extremely easy and quick. I'm impressed. I am a member of a Scottish club and will tell the other members about you. Thanks you. (Posted on 4/19/2016)
- So very well made, so very comfortable Ocediis
Price Value QualityUp until I received my 5 Yard Wool Kilt in the County Offaly tartan, I'd only owned PV kilts. But the moment I put this new one on, I began to regret not buying wool earlier. The way the kilt conforms to the body, the way it hangs, the way it hits the legs when walking, pretty much everything with this kilt is pure comfort. The buckles for closure are nice and sturdy, and the straps (looking nice with the embossed knot pattern) is long enough to allow for my stomach to expand (boo!) or contract (yay!) over time. By far, this is the best kilt purchase I've made, and I'll be looking to buy another one soon. (Posted on 4/6/2016)
- Fine Value For Money Mike S.
Price Value QualityI own a number of 8 yard kilts, but the Summer months here in the South are brutal. I ordered this 5 yarder to ease the situation, and am glad that I did. Excellent quality and workmanship for very little money. USA Kilts' well known reputation for great goods and service was fully evident throughout the process. Will wear this with every bit as much pride as I do my heavier (and hotter!), 8 yard kilts. (Posted on 3/15/2016)
- Kilt was made perfectly! Val
Price Value QualityKilt is very well made and fit perfectly! USA Kilts contacted me and made sure measurements were correct before order was submitted and that was greatly appreciated! (Posted on 3/10/2016)
- If this is the midrange............. Rich Hoffman
Price Value QualityReceived my 5 yard American Heritage today. I ordered it to bridge the gap created by long lead-times to mill my clan tartan. If this is the mid-range quality kilt, I can't wait to see the premium 8 yarders. Very happy!!! (Posted on 2/25/2016)
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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