Our Casual Kilt is made from the best “non wool” tartan fabric available: a 12 oz Polyester Viscose material that is woven in the UK. This fabric is extremely hard wearing, has Low Pill™ technology to resist pilling and is Teflon® coated to resist stains. It holds a crisp pleat and is easy to iron.
The Casual Kilt is designed for the budget-minded customer or first time kilt wearer hesitant to make the investment in a more expensive kilt. It’s also great for highland athletes, runners, and anyone looking for a low-yardage kilt with excellent durability and stain resistance. It’s perfect for wearing to the pub or in situations where spills or getting dirty is expected.
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.
At USA Kilts, we will gladly tell you that all of our products are made in Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales and the USA. All of our kilts are made to the highest standards in the USA (by our staff) with materials from Scotland, England and Wales. We proudly support fair trade practices and promote Celtic traditions by offering products made in Celtic countries by Celtic artisans. Read more about our Celtic Artisan Guarantee here.
The Casual Kilt can either be worn at the "True Waist" (A) like a traditional kilt or at the "Jeans Waist" (B). 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 the number we use for your hip size. In most cases, it's about 4-6 inches larger than the waist measurement.
If possible, it’s best to take the length measurement wearing shorts and a form fitting t-shirt. There are 3 different ways to measure length:
1) With assistance
2) With bath towel assistance
3) 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 22" 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.
If the 22" 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 22" 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.
Once you have the top of the towel sitting at the top of where you want to wear the kilt and the bottom edge hitting the middle of your knee, measure the length of the folded towel from the top to the bottom. That will be your kilt length measurement.
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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- Met expectations staffnsnake
Price Value QualityI got this as an experiment to see what a PV kilt would feel like. It is certainly as described: the kind of kilt you might wear on a sporting event or as a Highland games competitor. It is basic: no lining, no stabilisers, no fringe, Velcro only closure. But that is all okay because that is exactly what was promised. Personally I ordered mine a bit too long but that is no biggie and is my own fault. I will have to put a gem on it. Likewise, the underapron was not wide enough and drops below the apron. Again, that is easily fixed as there is a good 5 inches of fabric on the underapron edge so that I can take it out a bit, fold up the lower edge by 3/8" and re-stitch.
I would wear this kilt in any environment I might expect to get it dirty. That is exactly what it was made for. For me it was a bit pricey but that is because of my currency's value.
Not a bad job all in all. (Posted on 1/31/2017)
- 2nd and looking for 3rd Krewe of Sgianew Dubh
Price Value QualityThe joke at my house is that I have more dresses than my wife. So I have 8...who cares. 2 of the 8 came from USA Kilt. These are the lightweight casual kilts and I love them. With the climate in the deep south, these are quite comfy, the feel and fit are great. Often complimented by other kilters. (Posted on 1/1/2017)
- Thank you ME
Value Quality PricePurchased as a gift for my son, so cannot personally comment of the fit.
Communication from USA Kilts was great. The kilt shipped quickly and arrived in good condition.
The quality of the kilt is top notch and represents a good value for money (ROI-return on investment). (Posted on 12/30/2016)
- Great service & a great product! Mia
Price Value QualityRocky was great to work with from the start, with quick & helpful email responses. I paid for a 2-week rush and the kilt arrived even earlier than that.The measurements are on point and it is a great material. My husband loves his kilt! (Posted on 12/30/2016)
- Outstanding Brian
Price Value QualityThe kilt is amazing and I couldn't have asked for anything better! (Posted on 12/29/2016)
- Awesome John
Price Value QualityAwesome quality and price point. Phenomenal customer service. Highly recommend this company and site. (Posted on 12/20/2016)
- Very satisfied Special Ed
Value Quality PricePlaced my order for the casual kilt Nov. 8 and called just a just a few days ago [12-7] to inquire as to status. I have an event [Alifia River Rendezvous] Jan. 11-18 and I wanted to make sure I had my new easy kilt. Really a pain to fold and pleat and wrap a great kilt with 5 yds of wool. Rocky told me not a problem it, would be here before Christmas and lo and behold, it showed up in today's mail. Could not be more pleased with the material or craftsmanship [Thanks Ron, you did and outstanding job on the stitching and sizing and my wife loves the crisp pleats]. All in all, great people to do business with and I will be back to order the 5 yd wool as soon a resources allow. Oh , I almost forgot. Received two pairs of the hoses or stockings and very pleased with the quality. Thanks Rocky. (Posted on 12/10/2016)
- A fine kilt at a fine price Russ
Value Quality PriceMy wife bought me this kilt as I have been wanting one for a long time. I thought to myself “budget” and it came to mind as “cheap”. Not So! The kilt is the perfect introduction and the quality is superb. From the top down, Rocky, the owner, has a fine staff. Eric who I spoke on the phone with a few times (we were moving and they shipped to our new place with no problem) to Ron the kilt maker. The kilt is great for a first timer like myself and it was, and will be in the future, a pleasure doing business with USA Kilts.
So here’s to you all, and thanks much.
(Posted on 11/21/2016)
- Quality product at great price Ty
Value Quality PriceThis product uses a perfect weight material that is light but durable and provides the look I wanted. My friend had ordered the same kilt a few years ago and the only small difference was that his belt loops were a bit wider than the one I ordered which I did like the wider loops. The length was the same and both can fit a 2.5" belt easily. I will be ordering more of this kilt for others that I play bagpipes with. Hoping to order 2-3 more very soon as the price for this is very affordable. (Posted on 10/18/2016)
- Love it Nigel
Quality Price ValueThe team at USA Kilts is very easy to work with and super responsive, I had several questions about my kilt and was able to easily get them answered. The build quality of my kilt if very good and much higher than any other similar priced kilts. It fits well and I would highly recommend this, especially for competing in the Scottish Heavy Athletics (Posted on 9/2/2016)
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- 4 to 6 Yards of 12 oz. PV material woven in the UK
- Available in over 100 stock tartans
- Teflon® coated for stain resistance
- Low Pill™ technology
- Machine washable
- Holds a crisp pleat and is easy to iron
- Individually tailored to your measurements
- Top Stitched (stitches visible on close inspection)
- 1.5” Pleats
- “One thread margin of error” on lining up the pleats
- Tapering down the fell
- 100% Machine Sewn
- Reasonable, but slightly reduced “swing” due to yardage used
- Velcro Closure
- 3 belt loops (two on apron edges, one in the center back)