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Premier 8 Yard Law Enforcement Tartan kilt Law Enforcement Officers Memorial tartan - a USA Kilts Exclusive! Embossed straps found on every wool kilt from USA Kilts
Embossed straps found on every wool kilt from USA Kilts
Embossed straps found on every wool kilt from USA Kilts
Embossed straps found on every wool kilt from USA Kilts
Embossed straps found on every wool kilt from USA Kilts
Embossed straps found on every wool kilt from USA Kilts
Embossed straps found on every wool kilt from USA Kilts

Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Premier 8 Yard Kilt

$549.99

Custom: 6 to 10 Weeks

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We guarantee that every highland wear product USA Kilts sells is proudly made in America, Scotland, England, Ireland or Wales. By purchasing this product, you are supporting skilled Celtic artisans. Your choice honors the heritage you embrace and preserves it for future generations.

 

When taking measurements for your kilt, make sure to use a good sewing tape measure.  Wrap it around yourself at the widest part of your waist (typically just above the belly button) as this is where the top of the kilt will sit. The tape measure should be pulled as snug as you want your finished kilt to be.  

 

Do NOT hold your stomach in. You’ll only get a kilt that's too small. Just relax and stand "at ease".

 

For more detailed instructions, open the "Measuring Instructions" tab under the product description or watch our video on how to measure by the main product image.

 
 
 

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.

 
 
 

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 another person kneel at your side with the tape measure. They will put the "0" end of the tape measure on the SIDE of your body at the top of where you took your waist measurement (likely just above your "love handles").  Measure from that point down the side of your body to the middle of your knee, which is where the bottom of the kilt will be. That distance will be your kilt's length.

 

For more detailed instructions & alternative ways to measure length, open the "Measuring Instructions" tab under the product description or watch our video on how to measure by the main product image.

 
 
 
This is used to double check your length measurement. Please be accurate with your height.
 
 
 

Sett vs Stripe

 
 
 

Flashes are the elastic garters worn to hold up your kilt hose. We give you the option to purchase them in the same tartan material as your kilt.

 
 
 

The Fly Plaid is the piece of cloth worn over the left shoulder that resembles a cape.  If you are considering a fly plaid, it is BEST purchased at the same time as your kilt, so it can be cut from the same bolt of cloth.  This way, there will be no issues with dye lots or different colors used in the fly plaid and the kilt.

 

 
 
 

4 clip Kilt Hanger

 

If you've ever tried to hang a heavy kilt on a 2 clip plastic hanger, you know they can slip off.  Solve that problem by using the same professional grade hanger we use in our store.

 
 

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  • Product Description

    The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Tartan© (aka. "The Police Tartan"©) was designed as a salute to Law Enforcement Officers, everywhere in the world, who have chosen, as a profession, to serve and protect others. It was also designed to memorialize those officers who have already made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. The wearing of this tartan is not restricted to Law Enforcement Officers, but is available for anyone to wear who wants to honor those who serve and the memory of those who have fallen.

    -  The blue represents the living men and women who currently serve or are retired from Law Enforcement.

    -  The 2 thick black bars represent the men and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty. They also represent the 2 buildings of the World Trade Center (each bar is a tower) and the officers who died there. The 2 black bars contain 36 black threads each, for a total of seventy-two, the number of law enforcement officers who died on 9.11.2001.

    -  The dark blue line between the 2 black bars is there to represent the “thin blue line” which is a colloquial term for police officers. It means that Law Enforcement officers are all that stand between citizens and criminals.

    -  The gold and silver stripes represent the badges that officers wear.

    -  The spot where the black stripes cross the silver and gold represents the mourning band that officers wear over their badges when a brother officer dies in the line of duty.

    -  The green stripe is to honor The Police Emerald Societies and the Irish-Americans who made such a large contribution to police work in the early years in the US when few people wanted to do the job.

    A portion of all sales of these kilts will be donated to “C.O.P.S.” (Concerns Of Police Survivors) and therefore this tartan is ONLY available through USA Kilts and may not be reproduced anywhere without the expressed written consent of USA Kilts.

    This tartan was designed by: Tim Welch and Rocky (aka William) Roeger, USA Kilts, 2008. The name "Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Tartan" and the tartan pattern itself are both ©2008 by William Roeger, USA Kilts and Tim Welch.

    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.

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  • Measuring Instructions

    Waist


    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.

     



    Hip

    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.

     



    Length

    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 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 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.

     

    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 Kilt  Mac
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    I now own three kilts and this is the best of them all! The quality is excellent and the workmanship is above reproach. I received my kilt far quicker than expected and look forward to wearing it at our upcoming events. Several members of the Metro Richmond (Virginia) Police Emerald Society ordered eight yard kilts and a few ordered five yard kilts and they are all amazing. Thank you, Rocky, for an excellent product and we'll be sure to get photographs to you as soon as we have all of our kilts in and we're in uniform! (Posted on 10/14/2014)
    Fantastic kilt  Matt
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    This is my first kilt and it is unbelievable. The level of quality is incredible. As a member of the Metro Richmond Police Emerald Society this kilt will be worn at public events and I am as proud to wear it as I am my uniform. The customer service Rocky provides and the speed of delivery is incredible. Thanks for a quality product and friendly shopping experience. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
    love it  Dean
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    I rec'd my 8 yard Law enforcement Kilt today and all the jonesing was worth it ( although it did arrive earlier than expected) . Magnificent is the only word that feel applies to this kilt. The only way in the world I could be happier with this kilt is if it was free. That being said after trying it on and looking at the unbelievable workmanship in this garment i feel I have got the best deal of my life. And trust me I have been around a long time. In my humble opinion anybody that is looking for a quality kilt and does not seriously consider USA Kilts is making a serious error in judgement
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  • Buyers Guide

    The story of the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Kilt
    © 2008 Rocky Roeger-Tim Welch.  Letter by Tim Welch


    Recently I visited the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93 in Shanksville Pennsylvania and was touched by all of the things that visitors placed at a makeshift memorial. All were personal items such as signs, fire helmets, toys, pictures, police patches and children’s drawings attached to a fence. One thing that I found particularly interesting was the symbolism displayed on several homemade flags. It was a very moving experience.

    As a retired police officer, I was aware of the number of law enforcement officers who died in the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11 and I wondered if any officers had perished on any of the high jacked aircraft that day. I found out that one did.  A passenger on Flight 93 named Richard Guadagno was an officer with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. His name is engraved on the wall of The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington DC, along with seventy-one of his fellow officers who died that day at the World Trade Center.

    A few weeks later a friend showed me the Firefighters Memorial Kilt© that was designed and sewn by Kelly Stewart of USA Kilts & Celtic Traditions. He explained that the lines in the middle of each square of the tartan design were 3 red threads, 4 red threads, and 3 red threads – representing the 343 NYFD firefighters who lost their lives on 9/11/2001. As a snare drummer with a bagpipe band, I have had a lot of experience wearing kilts over the past eight years. That is when I got the idea for the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Tartan©. It would honor all of the seventeen thousand nine hundred twelve fallen U.S. law enforcement officers throughout history and incorporate the symbolism that I was so struck with at Shanksville.   

    I met with Rocky Roeger of USA Kilts and gave him my ideas for the tartan I wanted to design. He too had considered designing a police memorial tartan to pay homage to law enforcement officers who fell in the line of duty. We discussed what this tartan meant to us and decided to team up on the design.  We spoke about the different colors to use and the symbolism that would be incorporated and Rocky designed the tartan that night.  Less than a week later, we had approval from the Scottish Tartans Authority on the name and design.

    Fifteen percent of all revenues of the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Tartan will be donated to COPS, Concerns of Police Survivors. They are a certified charity who provide resources to surviving families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.  They also help to educate the public about the need to support law enforcement and its survivors.

    Thank you for your interest in our tartan.  I hope this short letter helps to explain why it means so much to us.

    Sincerely,

    Tim Welch Sr. badge #18
    Newtown Township Police Department, retired
    Delaware County, Pennsylvania USA

  • Product Specs

    Material Specs:

    -  8 yards of wool cloth (9 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

     

    Kilt Specs:

    -  Individually tailored to your measurements
    -  Invisible stitching on the pleats (sewn inside out to hide stitches)
    -  .8” - 1" Pleats
    -  “One thread margin of error” on lining up the pleats
    -  Proper tapering down the fell to conform to body shape
    -  Ideal pleat “swing” due to yardage used
    -  Fully lined with cotton liner
    -  Internal steeking and proper construction
    -  Internal horsehair canvas reinforcement
    -  80% Machine Sewn / 20% Hand Sewn
    -  3 top grade leather straps embossed with knot work and strong cast buckles
    -  2 belt loops on back

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