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
ReviewsAdd Your Review
- absolutety amazing lucasbear
Price Value QualityI purchased a 5 yard wool kilt from USAK a few months ago and have had occasion to wear it several times already - and find myself looking for excuses to wear it. Perfect fit, great feel, and the leather straps are a work of art.
I am saving my pennies for the next one. I have purchased several casual kilts and semi-traditional kilts from USAK, and am extremely happy with them as well, but i think for the nominal amount more I will stick to the 5 yard wool kilts fro now on. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Very Impressed Canadian Scot
Price Value QualityYou definitely have lived up to your reviews. So happy with the new kilt I order along with all of the extras. I will recommend you to others and will enjoy my new attire. Thanks again for a job well done! (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Excellent! Piper B'leee
Price Value QualityBeautiful kilt, really like the weight (for California)..got the 5 yd. style. Nice, sharp pleating, quality straps, excellent fit..Love the embossed Celtic knots on the leather straps...first piping competition coming up..will wear it with pride ( and hopefully confidence...)! Many thanks, Piper B'leee (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Great Quality - Amazing Service Geoff
Value Quality PriceUSA Kilts helped me out with a jacket/vest order. His customer service was so outstanding I decided to order another kilt for the collection. I sent my measurements and promptly received the kilt. The quality is outstanding and worth every cent. USA Kilts has earned my loyalty and I am looking forward to sending more business their way when people ask where I bought my amazing ensemble. :) (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Overall totally positive Stephen
Quality Price ValueLove the finished product. Great customer service. A great Scottish Kilt - without the added cost or complications of international shipping and unfavourable exchange rates. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- First class product. First class service Mr. Ag
Price Value QualityI own a 9 yard "dress kilt" that I previously purchased in Edinburgh, Scotland. Living in South Texas I was looking for a more "climate friendly" kilt. With the guidance of USA Kilts' staff I selected a 5 yard kilt and am very satisfied. I consider this purchase a long term investment - barring any large weight fluctuations - and I wanted to get it right, so I asked a lot if questions and sent numerous emails. Great support USA Kilts.
Many thanks! (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Great quality product Hairy Haggis
Value Quality PriceI was a bit hesitant at first because my first-choice tartan was not available in time. But my second choice was made uber-fast and got to me asap. And it was well-made, I love the buckles and loops. The only problem is that I love it so much (and it fits so well) I am desperately trying to think of excuses to wear it to as many events as possible!
It was a 5-yard wool kilt of my family tartan.
Sure, it is the most expensive item of clothing I own, but it is well worth the price hands down.
I was also delighted to get the off-cuts of the tartan to be used in future projects to make matching items, perhaps. That was a touch of class on the part of the company, ensuring my customer loyalty for the future. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Incredible quality, workmanship, and customer service Christopher
Price Value QualityThe five yard 16 oz. Weathered Irvine kilt exceeded any expectations I'd had for it, and given the praise that I'd heard about USAKilts was overwhelming, my expectations were pretty high. The craftsmanship is superb; from the overall fit to the details like the embossed leather straps, there isn't a single aspect of the kilt that doesn't show the care and attention that went into it. This is clearly a kilt that's meant to last. The speed in which I received the kilt was wonderful as well, as I needed it for an event in less than three weeks and received it with days to spare. The customer service was personal and attentive, and it was clear that this kilt was being created specially for me. This was a significant investment for me, and one about which I did a good deal of research, and I feel completely satisfied with the results. I can't recommend them more highly. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Great product and service Brent
Price Value QualityWonderful service and turn around time. Following my order the folks caught an error I had made, called me to verify my intentions, and promptly corrected my mistake. I'm very happy with the service and with my kilt. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Superior Kilt Paul
Quality Price ValueI bought this kilt for my father for his birthday. He loved it! The quality was amazing -- colors and fabric. I have lived in the UK 5 years and this kilt was comparable to any I saw while there. Superior product! (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