Our 5 Yard Wool kilt is a fantastic value for a “mid level” kilt. This kilt, like our 8 yard models, uses the finest 13 and 16 oz wool cloth woven in the UK. Our 5 Yard Wool kilt is a great option for those who want their clan tartan, but don’t want to invest in a full 8 Yard Kilt. It is also a wonderful option for those looking for a lower yardage kilt for it's reduced weight during summer wear. 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 [email protected]
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- Amazing Kilt and service!!!!!!!!!!! Mickey D
Price Value QualityI recently received my American Dream and couldn't be more pleased. The HOE material is a wonder. The quality of construction is top notch for this price point. IMHO, I do think this is Rocky's best designed tartan, to date. The color palette is gorgeous!
To top it off, I was told that this kilt was one of the fastest ever made, other than for a funeral. From the time I ordered, until it showed up at my door, was 10 days. How cool is that? (Posted on 11/28/2023)
- Excellent Elaine
Quality Price ValueAbsolutely thrilled with my kilt (Posted on 11/23/2023)
- Fantastic Kilts Kimber
Value Quality PriceYou Kilts are fantastic and look great.
I will be back for more in the future.
Thank you for allowing me the express my Celtic heritage in such a classy way! (Posted on 10/31/2023)
- Nordic/ Douglas Ancient AJ
Value Quality PriceAbsolutely love these kilts. Just wore the Nordic heritage out for an afternoon with the boys. Lots of attention, get experience, and next week the family tartan comes out for the Austin Celtic Festival. Couldn’t be happier honestly. Top shelf quality, top shelf customer service on everything. (Posted on 10/27/2023)
- 5 yard kilt Gunny
Value Quality PriceMy first purchase from USA kilt and won’t be my last I needed a lighter weight kilt for are clan events we do and it is perfect my next one will be a 8 yard (Posted on 10/26/2023)
- Excellent Jared
Value Quality PriceThe quality is impeccable I couldn't have asked for anything better. Will definitely be placing another order very soon (Posted on 10/25/2023)
- Very nice Kenneth
Value Quality PriceFit is perfect and weight is perfect for the summer months of doing are Highland Games and clan meetings (Posted on 10/15/2023)
- Spectacular Jared
Value Quality PriceThis was the first of 2 kilts I received and they did not disappoint. Ill be back to purchase another hopefully very soon (Posted on 10/14/2023)
- Excellently made Kilt Jfahl
Price Value QualityI called and they walked me through the process, the fabric came from Scotland and they constructed it in the USA. It fits absolutely perfect and is clearly of high quality. thank you guys! (Posted on 9/1/2023)
- Pleasantly surprised MarkS
Price Value QualityAfter several years of putting off getting a kilt because of the old "I want to lose weight first" I finally did lose some but realized if I don't do it now I never will. I took the plunge and ordered a 5 yard wool in Ayrshire Ancient. I was so pleasantly surprised when it arrived because the finished looked so much better than I even imagined it. The material is very good quality and the workmanship is first rate. Thank you Hailie for an excellent kilt.
In the meantime, my partner decided on a great kilt so we ordered that in Sterling Green which turned out beautifully. The kilt belt and Double Harp buckle are also first rate quality and look great.
We're so satisfied with what we have gotten from USA Kilts so far that I'm now waiting on a semi-trad in the Kilts & Culture tartan. (Posted on 9/1/2023)
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Question: My tartan is available in 13 AND 16 oz cloth... which should I get?
The weight of the cloth is a personal preference. 13 oz cloth is considered "Medium Weight" while 16 oz is considered "Heavy Weight". While they will both make a very nice kilt, which weight you want is a matter of taste. We would ask you to consider your environment... If you're the type of person who is always 'warm', live in a hot / humid climate or will be wearing your kilt most often outdoors during the summer, then we'd suggest the 13 oz cloth. If you are always cool, live in a cool climate (Canada or northern USA), or will be wearing the kilt indoors most of the time, a 16 oz kilt may be right for you.
Question: Why are there so many / so few choices for my name?
Our wool tartan gallery shows you every stock tartan from every mill in the UK. We want to make sure our customers can weigh all of their options before making a decision. We don't just use 1 mill or 2 mills for our cloth... we use the top 7 tartan mills in the UK (plus some smaller ones for custom weaves). This gives our customers the maximum number of tartan options we can provide.
Some clans have only 1 tartan or there may only be 1 mill that weaves a specific tartan. Larger clans may have DOZENS of tartan designs woven by multiple mills. The options shown in the Tartan Gallery lists them all.
- 5 yards of wool cloth (6 yards for larger men)
- 13 or 16 oz wool cloth used
- Cloth woven in the UK
- Over 2500 tartans available
- Dry clean only
- Holds a crisp pleat and is easy to iron
- Individually tailored to your measurements
- Top Stitched (stitches visible on close inspection)
- 1” - 1.2" Pleats
- “One thread margin of error” on lining up the pleats
- Proper tapering down the fell to conform to body shape
- 100% Machine Sewn
- Good, but slightly reduced “swing” due to yardage used
- Fully lined with cotton liner
- 3 top grade leather straps embossed with knot work and strong cast buckles
- 2 belt loops on back
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