Tailored to perfection from the finest 13 or 16 oz wool woven in the UK, the USA Kilts Premier 8 Yard kilt is our top of the line model. Our 8 Yard Kilt is a very versatile garment as it can be dressed down just as easily as it can be dressed up. It will look good in both a casual setting, like festivals or the pub, and a formal setting, like a wedding. For a full list of detailed product specs, please click on the "Product Specs" tab below.
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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- Wow! Kirk
Price Value QualityI recently recieved my 8yd Buchanan Ancient and all I've got is WOW! Not only is the kilt fabulous, but the customer service is unbelievable. Rocky called me to tell me a specific weave was not going to be available and suggested another. It's incredible! Pleated to the stripe(my first) and it's really amazing. Great weight and swing. I'll order another 8yd as soon as possible! (Posted on 11/18/2021)
- Superb kilt! CZ
Price Value QualityI am extremely pleased with my kilt and matching hose flashes in Co. Donegal tartan. I placed my order by telephone and was assisted with sizing questions (thank you). The fit is perfect and the fabric is beautiful in color, texture, and quality. The craftsmanship is outstanding, with attention to every detail. Although some unavoidable delay occurred due to Covid and the supplier in the UK, I was kept informed along the way and my order arrived in good time for my deadline. I am happy all round with the exceptional service, quality of materials, and workmanship. Thank you USA Kilts! I will be ordering soon again. (Posted on 9/1/2021)
- Top notch kilt and customer service TayWhite
Quality Price ValueMy kilt came in great time and was exactly how I ordered it. The crafting of my fèileadh beag is absolutely stunning. I however measured my hips a bit small and they did everything to accommodate me to make it just right. They altered it beautifully and exceptionally quickly. It is everything I hoped for. Their communication and friendliness is spot on. Great company. Thanks to all that had a hand in making my experience the best. It is appreciated (Posted on 5/10/2021)
- What a braw kilt! Joseph
Price Value QualityFirst hat tip to Mac who made my kilt in the Kilt and Culture tartan—the workmanship is outstanding! Got my kilt ordered back in December, was told it would be ready in early May and received it today, 3 May. Can’t say enough about the quality of work and attention to detail. The pride in craftsmanship is readily apparent, the fit is absolutely perfect. I was not disappointed. If you are ever on the fence about ordering a kilt from USA Kilts, don’t worry, you’re getting a truly heirloom quality kilt. I can’t recommend them highly enough. Thanks again! (Posted on 5/3/2021)
- Excellent work Mac! George
Price Value QualityThis review is a couple of years coming. After 25 years or so of looking up my ancestry, I finally found that I am a Sinclair. Now whom to get the very expensive kilt from. I wanted to go all out for my first and when looking on the Internet for the company and found USA Kilts on Youtube. I place the order and when received (Mac made it for me) I was in AWE. Thank you guys for the outstanding job!! I have recently decided to purchase another two 5-yard kilts from USA Kilts, in separate orders. You get more candy that way. (Posted on 4/17/2021)
- Irish Co tartan Roach1759
Price Value QualityMac did an outstanding job. His Craftmanship as usual was spot on. Quality, fit and the look of my kilt instills pride when i wear it. (Posted on 3/26/2021)
- Scottish made kilt Steven
Value Quality PriceRocky et al: I just received my premier 8 yard kilt, which was made and shipped from Scotland. This order was in response to you offering to assist a struggling kilt maker in Scotland. I'm extremely pleased with the quality! Pleats are clean and sharp, and the leather straps are from high quality heavy leather. Please extend my thanks and accolades to the kilt maker. (Posted on 12/8/2020)
- Excellent product and service Paul
Quality Price ValueI ordered the 8 yard kilt In the Galbraith modern tartan for an event I had coming up. I told them when I needed it and they got it to me early. Excellent quality and workmanship. Loyal customer. (Posted on 8/21/2020)
- Excellent Quality Michael
Quality Price ValueI bought the kilt with a PC for my daughter's wedding. The quality of the wool fabric was superior as was the workmanship. Many comments all positive. Unfortunately no kilt lifters (must have looked too distinguished).
This kilt will last longer than me. (Posted on 3/19/2020)
- Gorgeous! Lynn
Quality Price ValueThis kilt is simply gorgeous. Carefully made, and looks terrific. And it is not a “generic,” a Royal Stewart or Scottish National (which I have). This is my family, my clan. Glad I ordered the fly plaid and flashes to match. And the left over cloth from making all this was rolled up and sent to me. Should there be a need for repairs, I am all set. Thank you so much! What a wonderful, professional job. (Posted on 3/13/2020)
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Question: My tartan is available in 13 AND 16 oz cloth... which should I get?
The weight of the cloth is a personal preference. 13 oz cloth is considered "Medium Weight" while 16 oz is considered "Heavy Weight". While they will both make a very nice kilt, which weight you want is a matter of taste. We would ask you to consider your environment... If you're the type of person who is always 'warm', live in a hot / humid climate or will be wearing your kilt most often outdoors during the summer, then we'd suggest the 13 oz cloth. If you are always cool, live in a cool climate (Canada or northern USA), or will be wearing the kilt indoors most of the time, a 16 oz kilt may be right for you.
Question: Why are there so many / so few choices for my name?
Our wool tartan gallery shows you every stock tartan from every mill in the UK. We want to make sure our customers can weigh all of their options before making a decision. We don't just use 1 mill or 2 mills for our cloth... we use the top 7 tartan mills in the UK (plus some smaller ones for custom weaves). This gives our customers the maximum number of tartan options we can provide.
Some clans have only 1 tartan or there may only be 1 mill that weaves a specific tartan. Larger clans may have DOZENS of tartan designs woven by multiple mills. All the options are shown in the "Tartans" gallery.
- 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
- 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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USA Kilts’ premier kilt is the best 8-yard wool kilt for your highland wear collection.
We feel the difference between an ordinary men's dress kilt and an heirloom kilt is the attention to detail. We do not make our kilts on an assembly line. Your custom-made family kilt will be sewn, start to finish, by one of our on-staff kilt makers using tried and true techniques of the Scottish wool kilt tradition. What you get is an authentic traditional tartan kilt which will provide years and years of use.
We use only worsted wool kilt fabric sourced from UK mills. You can get any Scottish clan tartan kilt you desire. Need an Irish wool kilt? We can make any Irish County or family tartan. Want a quality traditional kilt but you’re not Scottish or Irish? We provide universal, district and fashion tartans as well as the complete range of Welsh family tartans. So if you are ready for a formal kilt, USA Kilts is ready for you.