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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- Excellent Sir Bruce
Price Value QualityExcellent work. Great customer service We can't wait to visit. Thank you Maddie for your care. We ordered another. (Posted on 2/24/2021)
- Delighted Touch Not the Cat
Price Value QualityThis is my second USA Casual kilt that I have ordered bespoke (I also have a semi-trad kilt that was passed on to me when its owner passed away). I have worn the others many, many times, so had good expectations for this one. These casual kilts are outstanding value inasmuch as they are made bespoke and available in a large range of tartans. Obviously, 'casual' kilts are designed for daily wear, pub nights, sports, or hiking use--and I've used my Skye casual kilt in that manner for half-a-decade with good results. This Caledonia casual kilt is so well-fitted, and pleats are so sharp, that I believe I can get away with wearing it to Scots heritage events befitting a more formal/ traditional kilt.. As usual, USA Kilts customer service is exemplary as is the kilt itself.
(Posted on 2/23/2021)
- Excellent Edward
Quality Price ValueRecieved the Irish heritage casual kilt quickly, Kilt is very well made. very happy with it. My family and friends like it also. (Posted on 2/8/2021)
- 2021 Phares
Quality Price ValueWhen my wife saw the picture of the K&C kilt, she loved it and told me to get it. I ordered the casual kilt, Flashes, and hanger. They ran out of material to make the whole thing so they called me and told me it would take longer to get the kilt. That is great customer service. When it arrived, it fit perfect. My next kilt will be the Celtic Nations tartan. I showed it to my wife and she said she wants one also. I think she may be turning into a serial kilter. (Posted on 2/7/2021)
- Good stuff Eric S
Value Quality PriceBought my first kilt so I went with the $99 “budget” package. I didn’t really know what to expect but I was completely impressed with what I received. The PV is colorful, lightweight and the stitching is definitely robust. The ordering process was painless and quick (I’m impatient so I paid for the 2 week delivery). I even had a $10 discount my wife got from a prior purchase. I couldn’t get the code to work but they honored it no problem.
Needless to say I’m ordering my second kilt shortly. (Posted on 1/25/2021)
- Would buy again! Ridgeline Piper
Price Value QualityGreat starter! Would buy again. Got the Leatherneck Tartan and can't wait to get the same kilt in another Tartan. (Posted on 1/24/2021)
- It’s a really nice kilt Joe
Price Value QualityIt’s a really nice kilt but not a fan of the Velcro it grabs my belt! (Posted on 1/22/2021)
- Fantastic purchase Amy
Price Value QualityGreat fit and excellent work. The measurement instructions worked well and resulted in a kilt that fits my husband perfectly. It arrived in time for Xmas and was part of our pandemic-style New Years celebration (just us and our two kids!). I imagine my husband will be enjoying this kilt for a long time. (Posted on 1/4/2021)
- Fabulous Toby
Price Value QualityThe kilt was a Christmas gift for my Dad. It is very well made with good material and he loved it! What impressed me the most is that I had to do a rush order to even hope to get it by Christmas, but I did with time to spare! Thank you! (Posted on 1/4/2021)
- Excellent Carol Boyd
Value Quality PriceFrom the time I ordered my kilt until I received it everything was handled very professionally. Customer service was excellent. After receiving my kilt I tried it on,it fit perfectly and and it looked absolutely awesome. Thank you for a job well done. I will certainly recommend your company. (Posted on 12/8/2020)
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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!