Due to an overstock of cloth in our American Heritage tartan, we're offering a killer deal on our American Heritage Tartan Kilt! Starting at $279.99 for a custom kilt, made to your measurements, with FREE shipping, this is a pretty sweet deal!
Our wool kilts use the finest 16 oz wool cloth woven in the UK. Our 5 yard Kilt is great for festivals and pubs, and it can be dressed up reasonably well. Our 8 Yard Kilt is a very versatile garment as it can be dressed down just as easily as it can be dressed up. 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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- Beyond Expectations! Justyn
Quality Price ValueI ordered the 8yd Top Stitch kilt while on lockdown and took advantage of the sale price for the American Heritage tartan. First off: this is the best quality wool I have yet seen. The tartan is an amazing design by Rocky at USAK and is both colorful and subdued at the same time. If you're choosing a first tartan and afraid of anything too bright this will work for you while still being colorful and well-stated.
An 8yd kilt is a fantastic top-of-the-line item for someone who wants the best for formal events. It has all the bells and whistles you would want from a traditional kilt like lined waist, selvage edge, and an amazing pleated seat that looks like an architectural marvel. Wearing it feels like centuries of kilted traditions wrapped up into a personally crafted and custom made heirloom piece of clothing. I wish I had had the opportunity to purchase this kilt from the beginning. That being said...
The features of this level of kilt can also be found in USAK's Semi Traditional kilt. I bought a Semi Traditional from them in January and this was my second tartan (but fourth kilt counting two utility kilts). Comparing the 8yd and Semi Traditional makes me appreciate the Semi Traditional that much more as it has many of the features found on the 8yd kilt plus the durable yet lightweight features of poly viscose (like being machine washable and very stain resistant). Also, being very affordable alternative is a positive.
I am not saying that the PV Semi Traditional is better but has a place in your highland wardrobe if you want to own many different kilts/tartans.
All in all, the American Heritage sale priced kilts are an exceptional value and look like a million bucks. If you want a full traditional kilt opt for the 8yd for just a little more than the 5yd. I am sure the Irish National is equally fantastic tartan as well. (Posted on 7/10/2020)
- Beautiful kilt Mikrt
Quality Price ValueI have been wanting this tartan for some time and I'm glad I finally pulled the trigger on this. Photos do not do it justice. The kilt is absolutely stunning and I will be proud to wear it (Posted on 3/7/2020)
- Excellent Daugherty
Value Quality PriceMy brother will be wearing this while giving me away at my wedding. He is so proud of it and this will be a cherished heirloom. We are pleased with the quality and value for the price. Thank you USA Kilts! (Posted on 3/11/2019)
- Beautiful tartan, hansome kilt RichardW
Price Value QualityFor a fantastic kilt at a very reasonable price, look no further. The colors are rich and the kilt is very well made. Enough black to make sure you don't look like you're wrapped in a flag. As others have said, measure honest and true, and you will not be disappointed. (Posted on 1/31/2016)
- Great kilt at a great price Michael
Price Value QualityThis is third kilt I have purchased from USA Kilts and it is as good as the first two, and better than the kilts given to me by my pipe band. This one is particularly great as a warm weather kilt with feel of wool kilt without the bulk of a 16 oz 8 yd kilt and well constructed. You cannot go wrong with this American Heritage tartan kilt from USA Kilts! (Posted on 8/16/2015)
- Love this Kilt BKilter
Price Value QualityThis is still my favorite kilt and I wear it any time I can find a reason. I love the design of this tartan and my first purchase from USA Kilts. They did an excellent job on the Kilts and it looks great, I have worn it dressed more formal, with sweaters and with a T-shirts and it always looks great. I also love explaining the significance of the tartan. Great Kilt, Great Shop! (Posted on 7/19/2015)
- Excellent quality and service Anabaglish
Price Value QualityWe ordered this kilt right before Christmas without expecting it to come in time. It arrived in plenty of time as did the other items we ordered just a week before Christmas. The kilt is beautiful, well crafted and made of high quality wool. Excellent value. (Posted on 12/29/2014)
- Gadzo! A Splendid Kilt Kilted Tailor
Quality Price ValueReaders: Since you have wandered down here, let a Professional Historical Tailor, give an Intelligent Review. The writers good wife, insisted, measured(1st time kilt buyers, beware, Measure it Right, before you order, then it fits like a custom Saxon suit; a well made and well fitted kilt is a Thing of Joy and Beauty) ordered and bought this Kilt. It is my 2nd from this Company and the 4th in my 'kilt stable'. This kilt is 13oz, new wool, with a very good hand; three embossed straps, and good quality buckles. In this price range, it lacks the horse hair interfacing that it should have, (and could have, if you spent more $) But, it is an easy set of work for any Knight of the Shears, with even little experience, to alter it. If you do not wear The Kilt more than a few times in a year, it will likely not make much of a difference to you. The kilt is Very Well Made, the workmanship is well above the Imports from S.Asia, the fabric is worth every penny. So, if this reader would like a sturdy, good quality, Universal Tartan kilt, from a dealer who is beyond the Din of Reproach, you can do no better than buying this kilt(and perhaps have it retrofitted later on). For any Yank, this American Heritage Tartan Kilt is an execellent way to express your American/& or Scots connections. This writer has, by bloodlines, more of 'every other European ' DNA than Scots, so this was a perfect choice.
Thus Buy One and be happy in the wearing of The Kilt.
Kilted Tailor (Posted on 10/23/2014)
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