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 [email protected]
ReviewsAdd Your Review
- Beautiful Kilts Josh
Price Value QualityI ordered two kilts and I'm extremely happy with both of them. The fit, material and quality of work is excellent. I couldn't be happier and they came quicker than expected. (Posted on 11/19/2022)
- Some attention! Dean
Price Value QualityI wore my Kilts and Culture, 5 yd. wool kilt to church for Reformation Sunday service with my gray wool tweed kilt jacket and vest. I was told by a few people the kilt looked great! (Posted on 11/8/2022)
- I Love This Kilt dogboy
Value Quality PriceI Love This Kilt. It Fits great. I Love the Antient Pattern. I was never fond of the antient before, but now I love it (Posted on 10/21/2022)
- First kilt, went with family tartan Bigfoot
Price Value QualityIn life a person has many questions, and questions can range depending on what is being talked about, but quality of a kilt from this company is not, nor will if ever be a question. Excellent craftsmanship (Posted on 10/6/2022)
- Top Quality Kilts an Gàidhealach
Price Value QualityI cannot say enough good things about my wool 5-yard kilts. They are a fantastic kilt that uses a little less material than a hand stitched 8-yard quilt, cost a bit less, and looks great and is still made with the top quality work I've come to expect from USA Kilts. A great option for anyone, but especially for 'serial kilters' such as myself. I feel less on edge wearing a 5-yard kilt out and about that I would wearing an 8-yard kilt. I'll be buying several more over the coming months!
PS: The measuring guide is right. Follow the guide! (Posted on 10/3/2022)
- Beautiful Work! Seth Mc
Price Value QualityI have owned other, less expensive kilts in my life. I loved them, wore them, and they were a fine value. But I have always had my eye on the real deal. I had a wedding coming up and finally decided to order myself a 5-yard wool kit, custom made, MacGregor Modern. I ordered a rush on the production, and it arrived in plenty of time for the event. I was worried about how it would fit because I measured myself (using the instructions online). Who wouldn’t worry a little?
Anyway, the fit was just right. The kilt was stunning. When I look at photos from the event, I catch myself looking at the pleats and the fine example of craftsmanship. So very pleased with everything about this purchase. (Posted on 9/15/2022)
- Good Kilt and Fast Service Richard
Quality Price ValueThis was my third kilt from USA Kilts. I don't usually like light weight kilts, but this one was a band kilt. I paid the extra money for fast delivery and the kilt arrived in time for the Pleasanton Games. I highly recommend any kilt from USA Kilts. (Posted on 8/27/2022)
- Great Quality Jason
Quality Price ValueVery nice kilt. I wore my kilt outside for the first time at the grandfather mountain highland games and through rain or shine it felt and looked great. very impressed. (Posted on 7/30/2022)
- Perfect for our Handfasting Ceremony! Suzy Thistle
Quality Price ValueIn June 2022 my fiancé and I "tied the knot" by having a Celtic Handfasting Ceremony and the men and boys in the ceremony wore kilts. We ordered 3 of the kilts from you and they were almost perfect! (my grandson's was a little short because we measured him wrong and he grew too fast) They all looked great in the end and we were so pleased with our Kilts from you!!! Thank you for providing such high quality items! (Posted on 7/27/2022)
- Beauty and quality Steve
Quality Price ValueMy MacEwan Modern arrived today. The fit is perfect and the fabric is beautiful. Kasey did a marvelous job on this kilt. I am entirely pleased with the quality as well as the versatility of the tartan. It looks great with several different colors. (Posted on 6/18/2022)
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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
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