Our Semi Traditional 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 very hard wearing, has Low Pill™ technology to resist pilling and is Teflon® coated to resist stains. It also holds a crisp pleat and is easy to iron.
The Semi Traditional Kilt is great for the budget minded customer who wants to wear his kilt in a traditional manner. It’s also good for the customer who has a wool kilt and wants something less expensive or lighter weight for wearing to the pub or outside in the summer months. It will look good in both casual as well as formal settings. From sporting events and concerts to highland games, dinners or weddings, this kilt will see you through a great variety of events in style. Wear it any time you wish to dress more authentically... or wear it with a T Shirt! The Semi Traditional kilt provides a multitude of wardrobe options in one quality garment.
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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- kilts Paulywog
Quality Price ValueI love these guy's stuff. Especially the semi-trad kilts. I've bought other kilts from other places before I found this place and the price/quality is unmatched in my nonprofessional opinion. I actually rebought kilts in tartans that I already had and gave the old ones away. Keep up the good work guys. (Posted on 11/24/2023)
- Nordic Heritage Semi-Trad Jamie
Quality Price ValueI have purchased a bunch of USA Kilts of various types over 20 tears of full time kilt wearing. I’ve liked them all and USA Kilts is always my first recommendation when anyone asks about kilts. That said, my new Nordic Heritage Semi Traditional kilt might just be at the top of the list! The tartan is now one of my favorites and the fact that it’s Poly-V means I can wear it without concern about needing to clean it. The pleating pattern is a phenomenal look. From the first day wearing it I’ve gotten particularly positive responses. Way to go USA Kilts! I’m stoked!
(Posted on 11/20/2023)
- Absolutely Phenomenal!! Mike
Quality Price ValueFantastic quality, I can’t wait to buy another kilt from USAKilt! Phenomenal craftsmanship, can’t say enough good this about this product. The service was out of this world and arrived in a timely manner. Recommend to all of my friends and family. (Posted on 11/19/2023)
- Both Kilts Awesome itsivxx
Value Quality PriceI came here for my new Kilt and wasn't disappointed. This time I bought two of the Semi Traditional Kilt in PV Ramsay Blue. Bold colours and the fit was perfect. Ordered one for both myself and for the lady and was not disappointed!!!! (Posted on 11/10/2023)
- Hoping for the Awesome and I got it itsivxx
Value Quality PriceAfter buying Kilts else where I came here for my new one and wasn't disappointed. This time I bought two of the Semi Traditional Kilt in PV Ramsay Blue and it was OMG. One for my lady and myself Perfect fit and bold colors (Posted on 11/10/2023)
- Great product and service Brutus
Price Value QualityJust purchased another Semi Traditional Kilt, and again totally satisfied. My 6th kilt from USA Kilts along with numerous accessories, and have always been very happy with everything I’ve bought. A wealth of knowledge and are very helpful when you call, including making suggestions for things you may not have thought of. They even steer you away from higher priced items if they feel they’re not in your best interest. That’s hard to find in today’s business environment! USA Kilts is always my first go to when looking for Celtic stuff.
(Posted on 9/29/2023)
- fabulous! debanne
Price Value QualityI followed to measurment instructions and the kilt was sent in a tmely manner. It fits great and the look and material is wonderful (Posted on 8/24/2023)
- Very Practical Kilt John Paul
Price Value QualityFirst off, thank you Hailie for making my kit, it is very handsome. My primary kilt is the Premier 8 yard kilt, but with the mild mid-Atlantic seasons I wanted a lighter kilt for more casual wear to the games/festivals and reserve the wool kilt for more formal/dressier events. This kilt exceeded my expectations. Was glad too because it arrived just in time for the Fairhill Games! (Posted on 5/29/2023)
- Damn Sexy Kelly
Value Quality PriceThis is by far the best non-wool kilt I have in my serial kilter arsenal. Pleats hold their form and cut the air like an SR71, making my swagger down right dangerous!
Seems to be Scottish Ale stain resistant as well, which means I look sparkling after an intense pub crawl.
Important safety warning for all introverts: This kilt while not making one quite as sexy as a 16oz, 8 yard wool kilt, will definitely draw attention, and you will probably have to talk to others and generally socialize. (Posted on 5/17/2023)
- A gift of heritage Nana
Value Quality PriceI purchased a kilt and accessories for my 15-year-old grandson who is excited about his heritage. He is delighted and plans to wear it to his prom and other events. It looks amazing on him and is a perfect fit. (Posted on 5/16/2023)
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- 5 to 7 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” 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
- 3 real leather straps and strong cast buckles
- 2 belt loops on back
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