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 Rocky@USAKilts.com
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- Outstanding kilt, Thank you Morgan. Outstanding Kilt Again!
Quality Price ValueNow I Have The Modern Kilgour That I Will Be Wearing When I See My Son On Veterans Day Thank You USA Kilts. And Thanks Again Kasey And Morgan For Your Kilt Making Skills.(Gradatim) Tsgt Michael P. Kilgore Sr. USAF (RET.) (Posted on 10/28/2021)
- Why did I wait so long Keith
Quality Price ValueI got a 5yard kilt in the wool, Kilt and culture. Wow was I shocked at the difference this was from all the others I have purchased. USA Kilts has made a believer in me for the quality of these. (Posted on 10/11/2021)
- My first kilt is awesome! Crash
Price Value QualityMy new wife and I decided to get married not in a year but 6 weeks once we found a venue. I always told her if I ever get married it will be in a kilt with my tartan colors. USA kilts got my kilt out the door in less than 4 weeks. Im so happy with this purchase. It looks amazing and is so comfortable. I might never wear dress pants again. I also had so many questions. USA Kilts customer service was also top notch. From response time to emails, phone calls, dealing with all my new guy questions. (Posted on 10/4/2021)
- Kilt was purchased for my son's wedding Wedding day kilt
Price Value QualityUSA Kilts was recommended to me by my son for the purchase of a kilt for his wedding. The quality, price and craftmanship are second to none. I am extremely please with the kilt and would recommend USA Kilts to everyone. I received numerous compliments on the kilt. Great job. (Posted on 9/30/2021)
- Excellent Kilt HTDuffy
Value Quality PriceExcellent Quality. Love the Kilt. (Posted on 9/22/2021)
- Awesome kilt! Phil
Price Value QualityGreat quality and fits very well. The tartan fabric is beautiful, and shipped very fast!
Thank you! (Posted on 9/19/2021)
- Absolutely love it! Sir Douglas
Quality Price ValueHigh quality kilt, fair pricing, excellent/expedient shipping time...I can’t be happier. I’ll definitely be ordering my next kilt from USA Kilts. Made it just in time before the Highland Games in CO and I received many compliments on the quality and design. Douglas Weathered Tartan from Marton Mills. (Posted on 9/16/2021)
- Awesome! Fluffy
Quality Price ValueI ordered this kilt to wear at my son's wedding this summer but also got to wear it at the Highland games/Scotfest in Estes Park, Colorado last week. The quality is top notch and I received many compliments. As always, USA Kilts customer service is the best! (Posted on 9/16/2021)
- Top-notch! Great kilt! Charles
Price Value QualityFits like a glove! I love it. Thank you so much, first kilt for my son-in-law… (Posted on 9/14/2021)
- My Tartan Kilt James
Price Value QualityI received my Kilt, much earlier than specified. Fit was perfect. was guided through the process. Quality is very high.
Personally, I do not buy cheap stuff, it's a waste of money. This is the real deal and worth it. (Posted on 8/19/2021)
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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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