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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- 5 yrd kilt Tim
Price Value QualityI purchased a 5 yrd kilt from these guys and all I can say is Sharp, very Sharp! I compared it to my son's kilt, which was made in Scotland at twice the price, and there was more attention to details in mine! What can I say, thanks USA Kilts for a quality kilt at an affordable price! (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Perfect anytime kilt! Kevin
Price Value QualityI've had my new R'lyeh tartan kilt for a week. It's a great kilt when you don't want to pull out the whole 8 yards. It's easy to dress up or down. Darn good pleat swing too, only a kilt snob who did a close inspection would know this isn't a premium 8 yard kilt. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- A Thing Of Beauty Christopher
Price Value QualityI just received my 5 yard kilt in the Black Watch Weathered tartan and all I can simply say is "wow"! It is simply a thing of beauty. The craftsmanship and attention to detail is superb. The fit is spot on. This is my first well made kilt and I researched several kilt makers before making my purchase. I can honestly say I don't I could have made a better choice than USA Kilts. I'm already eye-balling my next one and it will definitely come from USA Kilts and their crafts-people. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Very happy customer Tincanar
Value Quality PriceThis purchase was my first wool kilt. Just had to have one top notch kilt, and USA Kilts did not let me down. Perfect fit, excellent craftsmanship. I could not be happier with my purchase. I chose a 16 oz 5 yarder and it really feels good. I wear it with pride. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Great Experience Bruce in MA
Value Quality PriceNot only is the quality of these kilts and accessories outstanding but the very professional, helpful, personalized service made ordering the right kilt and having questions answered an easy and enjoyable experience. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Amazed at the price and quality. Alec
Quality Price ValueI had gone to multiple kilt manufacturers before deciding on USA Kilts. Most prices for similar size 4-5 yard kilts were much higher than the prices offered by this company. They have a great selection of tartans, easy measuring instructions, and helpful staff. When the tartan I originally wanted was not in stock USA kilts called me and aided with a decision about another similar tartan, even though miraculously they got the original choice anyways. I would highly recommend this kilt because of the great quality of fabric and beautiful pleating and the best prices I've seen. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- my son's first kilt! love it rkilby
Quality Price Valueordered for my son( best man in my wedding). came in promptly and was perfect! The staff were the best of help. Thanks so much! (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- A work of art! C.W.
Value Quality PriceFriendly and helpful assistance during the ordering process. A beautiful, high quality, great fitting product (5 Yard Wool Kilt in Modern McDonald of Isles Hunting) in a short amount of time. Definitely worth the money. I couldn't be happier with the service or the product I received. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Top Notch! Daniel
Price Value QualityThis is my first 16 oz. tartan kilt, and I could not be happier! The tartan is perfect. The fit and feel is perfect. It is a whole different experience from wearing a lightweight wool, pv, or acrylic kilt.
On top of which, when I added "rush" to the order, I was promised shipment in 3 weeks. It was out the door in 12 days!
A first rate experience, and I will be ordering more merchandise from USA Kilts. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Stunning Richard
Quality Price ValueI just received my first wool kilt. Douglas Weathered 16 oz. Locharron . Wow the real deal, the pictures of the tartans just can't compare to seeing it in real life. The fit and details are fantastic. I love it and will be saving to purchase more. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
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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