Comfortable and Traditional Kilt Socks and Flashes at USA Kilts
We offer a broad selection of kilt hose (kilt socks or kilt stockings). These traditional socks are the first accessory one should put on if one wants to “dress up” a kilt outfit and of course, they are great for cooler weather as well. About as thick as cotton athletic socks, kilt hose cover the calf up to about 3" below the kneecap. They feature a decorative cuff which, when turned over, covers the elastic portion of the flashes (garters) which help to hold the socks up. Made of wool or a wool blend, our hose come in a wide variety of styles and colors so you can tastefully match your tartan and express your style. If you'd like to watch a video where we compare our different models of kilt hose, click here.
What are kilt Flashes?
For anyone wanting to wear the kilt with kilt hose, flashes are a must. Flashes (sometimes mistakenly called kilt flashers) are effectively garters which help hold up the hose. The “flash” are the decorative ribbons which hang from the hidden elastic garter. Flashes can be made of a solid color grosgrain ribbon or of tartan wool. Choose a solid color that tones well with a colors in your kilt or choose tartan flashes for a matching and fashionable look.