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.
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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- The Only Kilt I'll Buy Online B. Evans
Value Quality PriceThis was the third kilt I've bought from USA Kilts and they're the only kilt shop I trust to buy online from. Excellent quality and outstanding customer service. I ordered my kilt a month and a half before an event and received it well in time -- about a week and a half early. I really appreciate the hard work and dedication the team at USA Kilts puts into their products. (Posted on 2/20/2019)
- Excellent Kilt for the Price Mike G.
Price Value QualityThis is my 6th kilt, my first in PV though. I got this to kick around in so that I don't mess up my good kilts. The fit is excellent and at a great price point. (Posted on 2/15/2019)
- Great Service Brian
Price Value QualityThe kilt instructional video was excellent to make sure I got the right fit. They did a great job and my kilt was perfect! (Posted on 1/28/2019)
- Very pleased! Alice
Quality Price ValueVery pleased with my purchase (Posted on 1/7/2019)
- Perfection (Again) Jeff
Price Value QualityThis is my second casual kilt from USA Kilts and once again, I’m very happy with it. The German Heritage tartan is a perfect nod to both sides and my heritage. I have a 5 yard Mackay Muted on order already and a few more on my list for the coming year. Great quality and custonmer service is over the top! Keep up the great work! (Posted on 12/16/2018)
- This will be the first of many! Jason
Quality Price ValueI have several kilts, though this was my first purchase through USA Kilts (I have a, 8 yard wool, black watch modern kilt - made in Scotland & locally (Canada) sourced PV Royal Stewart, Black Stewart, Scottish National & Black Watch).
I ordered this in Gordon Modern. I'm very happy with it. It fits great, looks and feels great. I have 6 or 7 more already on my list (a few of which I'll be purchasing in the very near future), and am looking to kilt full time starting next year. (Posted on 11/28/2018)
- Always the greatest Henry M
Price Value QualityRocky posted that he had the Keith Ancient in in a limited amount of PV and I got some of it . Ron got the project and put his magic to work and built me a beautiful new Kilt that I will be wearing this weekend at St Andrews week end and Dickens on the Strand ; Galveston, where the Wife and I will be renewing our wedding vows after 28 years in a Celtic hand- tying ceremony . Great Guys. (Posted on 11/27/2018)
- Outstanding Quality for a Reasonable Price ChristieLouAnn
Quality Price ValueAll three of the men in my household love their new kilts and grandfather shirts. I couldn't find a better product for such a reasonable price anywhere else. Thank you! (Posted on 10/15/2018)
- Excellent work, and on time! McRuss
Quality Price ValueI love this kilt. I've worn a great kilt for several years to Ren faires and conventions which I had made by a seamstress. In comparison the USAKilt is very professional and well crafted - the material is light and comfortable, the pleats are even and well formed. The size is perfect - I appreciate the well-hidden velcro adjustments. As a bonus I requested express service and I had in a little over 2 weeks, in time for a convention I was running. Great job guys! (Posted on 10/3/2018)
- Excellent quality, craftsmanship and material Highland Games
Quality Price ValueI ordered this for a military Highland games. I had to pay extra to get it shipped in time and then more because it was overseas, but it arrived in time and was a fantastic addition. The quality and craftsmanship were excellent and was a hit if the games. Thanks. (Posted on 9/2/2018)
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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)
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If you are looking for a durable, lightweight kilt that will stand up to any sports activity, the USA Kilts casual kilt is for you. We’ve designed this affordable kilt to serve a number of functions for the outgoing Celt on the go. Are you an Irishman in need of a relaxed pub kilt? A scottish hiker who likes the feel of a comfortable kilt for the trail -- a true hiking kilt? Perhaps you are a highland athlete who needs a quality summer weight kilt (Hey! It gets hot on that field!). Yes, our unique casual design makes for an all around great sport kilt, but it is easy to wear for anyone. It has become a favorite faire kilt for Renaissance Fair fans. Made of washable PV fabric, it is a one of the best Hypoallergenic kilts on the market -- perfect for kids. A sporty kilt, a good-looking kilt, an easy care tartan kilt, a hot weather kilt -- the USA Kilts Casual does it all!