PLEASE NOTE: Kilt Belts and Kilt Belt Buckles will ONLY work together. A kilt belt will not work with a standard 1.5" jeans belt buckle and vice versa. If you're a bit confused on how a kilt belt and buckle work, watch our video.
FAQ: Men's Leather Belts and Belt Buckles for Kilts
A kilt belt and kilt belt buckle are the perfect way to finish off your kilt outfit. While a belt is not required to hold a modern kilt closed, it is a useful and great-looking accessory. Most kilted men wear belts as a matter of course. Each belt sold by USA Kilts is made by UK-based craftsmen of top-grade embossed leather.
What Is A Kilt Belt?
Traditional Kilt Belts are wider than most ordinary belts -- 2 1/4” wide. This is because 300 years ago, they were originally designed to carry stuff like swords, daggers, pistols, sporran pouches, etc. and also keep your Great Kilt closed. Nowadays, we don’t carry quite so much gear, but the traditional kilt belt & buckle still look impressive. It’s an easy way to dress up even a Casual Kilt and creates a more manly look on any body type.
What is an Irish Kilt Belt Buckle?
Irish belt buckles work the same way Scottish belt buckles do. It’s all about the decoration. We are proud to provide a variety of very handsome Irish kilt belt buckles, including custom Irish family crest buckles. Note: There is no rule that says you must wear an Irish buckle with an Irish kilt. It’s all personal style.
Are Brown Kilt Belts Formal?
No. Like brown ghillie brogues, brown belts should be worn during the day or for less formal occasions. A brown kilt belt and buckle set with a brown leather sporran looks very gentlemanly for festivals, going to the pub or for a Burns Supper. Brown is also the color of choice for Renaissance fairs or an SCA or LARP Highlander outfit.
Is there such a thing as a Masonic Kilt and Belt?
There is no specific required belt or buckle for most Scottish Rite Lodge formal wear. Your Lodge will probably be OK with you wearing a clan tartan or one of the official Masonic tartans (USA Kilts can order you the Grand Lodge Tartan, just call us). If you want a Masonic kilt belt with belt buckle, we do carry a popular design showing the Square and Compasses of Freemasonry. We also offer beautiful Masonic design sporrans and kilt pins.
What is the Most Popular Kilt Belt Buckle? What is the Most Affordable Kilt Buckle?
You’ll see we offer a wide variety and prices. The most popular is usually one of the antique kilt belt buckles. Pewter is the main color of choice since it goes with everything. A high polish pewter buckle will have the look of a silver kilt belt buckle without the price tag.
Our most popular design, we are happy to report, is our Stag Kilt Belt Buckle, which has a matching sporran selection as well. Another very handsome and popular option is the custom Clan Crest Kilt Belt Buckle.
How Much Should a Good Kilt Belt Cost?
It is not hard to find a cheap kilt belt and buckle online. Cheap kilt belts and buckles show up on ebay all the time, but they are almost always kilt belts for sale by overseas factories, mass produced of inferior materials. You absolutely get what you pay for.
A good Scottish leather kilt belt should last you for years and years. We offer the most competitive prices possible for the level of quality our customers require. Grab your kilt sporran and belt and you’re all set!