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 Rocky@USAKilts.com
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- kiltacular Robby
Price Value QualityI've had a heavy, anchor of a homemade kilt for years and so was expecting the Semi-trad kilt to be really cumbersome. Boy was I wrong. Wore the new one to CelticFest in Jackson, MS this past Saturday and it was excellent to dance in. Everything is sturdy construction and definitely will be used a lot for years to come. Even thinking of taking out an insurance policy on it.... (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Excellent As Always The Monk
Price Value QualityThis is my fourth USA Kilt in US Air Force tartan. Itʻs perfect, just like the other three (two 5 yard wool, one other semi-trad). I canʻt say enough good about Rocky and USA Kilts. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Excellent and ahead of schedule Bill
Quality Price ValueAnother fine product from USA kilts. Nice material and quality workmanship (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Outstanding Kilt!!!! Gary_T
Price Value QualityThis is my first kilt and upon receiving it....This is kilt is spot on and exactly what i wanted. It is quality and fits perfectly! I will not hesitate to order my next kilt from here. I love the personal touch of the certificate you get that tells you who made it. Keep up the great work USAKilts!!! (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Incredible quality and true craftsmanship. Donald
Price Value QualityAmerican Heritage Tartan, I needed this kilt in a hurry for a cruise to Alaska. This is my first kilt and definitely not my last. Rocky and the staff were very helpful putting the entire outfit together by phone and email and getting it to me a week early. I was not expecting the attention and positive comments on board the ship, almost as many from men as from the women who also never failed to notice my wife's matching tartan shawl. A very positive change from the standard black tux. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- All around excelent. John Wanzer
Price Value QualityWork is maticulous (sp) and exacting. Colors are bright. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- hard to believe that it's synthetic Jake
Price Value QualityReceived my kilt exactly 13 days after ordering (recommend the rush option).
The fit and feel of the kilt is above and beyond what I expected. This may be my first kilt from USA Kilts and their crew, but it will not be my last. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Good quality and special service Jamie MacP
Value Quality PriceThis was my third kilt (first from USA Kilts), and I am very happy with the quality. I live in Hawaii, so I do not need a heavy kilt, but the lighter ones from other vendors can look "cheap." This kilt is both light weight enough for this climate and of good quality. I followed the directions for measuring, and the fit is also perfect. In addition, I should mention that I needed the kilt sooner than anticipated, so I called USA Kilts about the problem. They promised to do what they could, and the kilt arrived ahead of time. I know there was a special effort made to help me out, and I appreciate this very much. I will be a repeat customer. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Perfect! Amy
Price Value QualityI ordered this for my husband for our wedding it was just what we wanted and had several compliments on it. We took it on our honeymoon and when we dressed up for formal night several people we didn't know wanted to take a picture with us and asked where they could buy a kilt like his! Thanks USA Kilts! (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Great Kilts and Service! The Carroll
Quality Price ValueI ordered six custom kilts for our family and they far exceeded expectations. They are great looking and fit very well. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
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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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