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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- First real kilt Kilted Chris
Value Quality PriceWell built and well made. Customer service has been fantastic as always. Lots of compliments and looking foward to wearing at the Estes Park Scottish Festival September 2019! (Posted on 8/24/2019)
- Outstanding Chad
Price Value QualityOutstanding quality at a fair price. It’s much better than others I’ve bought. I’d highly recommend this kilt for anyone looking for something that feels great and looks great. (Posted on 8/19/2019)
- First Kilt is Definitely Worth It Williwm
Quality Price ValueThe 5-yard kilt has been my first kilt. While I could have potentially gone for a much lower priced option, I wanted something that fit and would last. The 5-yard kilt satisfied all my requirements. When it showed up, it fit perfectly and the fabric feels stout enough to turn bullets but it still looks great and hangs perfectly. I got a couple of random complements from the first time I wore it to a friend's birthday party at a local biergarten. I'm budgeting for another one now. (Posted on 8/16/2019)
- 5 Yard Kilt(s) Cameron
Price Value QualityGot two 5 yard wool kilts at the same time. American Heritage and Ferguson (Weathered). Great quality and nicely made. They're going to be a nice addition to my growing collection. Also, I like the lighter weight from an 8 yard to a 5 yard is a nice option, especially in the hot summers of Pennsylvania. Would highly recommend USA Kilts to make any kilt and more for my collection...! (Posted on 8/9/2019)
- High quality kilt, great workmanship MJ
Price Value QualityThis kilt looks great and fits perfectly, the quality of construction is really nice. Compared to the cost of bespoke kilts from Scotland, this is a great value. I'll definitely buy from USAKilts again. (Posted on 8/1/2019)
- Elegant crafting and beautiful Mark
Price Value QualityI almost like my five yard better than my premier eight yard! This is my 3rd kilt from USA Kilts and as always, the customer service and craftsmanship is excellent. I wouldn’t use any other company for a traditional wool kilt. (Posted on 7/30/2019)
- Excellent craftsmanship and value Tom A
Quality Price ValueI could not be happier with the kilt and the customer service. I’m looking forward to showcasing my clan and USAkilts craftsmanship in my upcoming visit to Scotland. (Posted on 7/27/2019)
- Top quality Dana Nicholson
Quality Price ValueI was leery of ordering a custom kilt at that price point. I was thrilled with the fabric the perfect fit, and it is worth every penny. Top quality well executed (Posted on 7/23/2019)
- Love USA Kilts Tom P
Price Value QualityReceived my 5 yard, 16oz Black Watch ancient kilt in record time. Fits great and looks even better. Thank you so much USA Kilts. For the quality, price and craftsmanship I trust no other. Thanks again everyone. (Posted on 7/14/2019)
- Great Looking Kilt LJ
Value Quality PriceReceived my kilt, Love it, awesome job guys. I had a couple of questions, so I emailed, I received a lightning fast response. I will purchased again. (Posted on 7/7/2019)
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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