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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- Best of Quality and Fast Ship MikeD
Price Value QualityThis is about as authentic as it gets! Don't let the name "Casual Kilt" make you think its a sort-fo kilt, its the highest quality around and its teflon dirt resistant coating was perfect for the outdoor events, also very cool for the southern heat. I needed a kilt for the RenFest, and this Kilt stood out as the best quality and the real deal. I even got a flirtatious eye from the festival queen ;-) (Posted on 3/22/2017)
- Amazing Rbeckman
Value Quality PriceI didn't realize that when i ordered this how great it was going to be. The measurements are fantastic and the quality is better than i could have imagined. (Posted on 3/14/2017)
- Great quality kilt Mike M
Value Quality PriceMy kilt arrived early which was great. Very happy with the fit and size. Looking forward to wearing during the highland games in May. (Posted on 3/2/2017)
- Another home run. Jason K
Price Value QualityI received my custom sewn casual kilt in Holyrood tartan from USA Kilts in quick order. I was in a bit of a bind on time and opted for the rush production and delivery option and was impressed with how fast it arrived given it wasn't an off the rack kilt. The kilt itself is wonderful. It hangs and swishes nicely and I've found it's as versatile as I ask it to be, having worn it for pub outings, dates, as well as dressing it up for a night to the symphony. It's a great alternative to my 5 yard wool. Will certainly be ordering another soon. (Posted on 3/1/2017)
- 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)
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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)