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
ReviewsAdd Your Review
- Excellent product and service William
Price Value QualityI ordered the Premier 8 yard kilt in the Mackintosh tartan. It arrived within 7 weeks. Prior to ordering I called in with a few questions. The gentleman I talked to was happy to answer all the questions to my satisfaction. When the kilt shipped I had a few questions that I asked via email and they were very quick to answer them. I am VERY pleased with the quality of my kilt. I was pleased enough that I ordered my son a 5 yard kilt a week later. I have since purchased a number of items from USA Kilts and have been extremely happy with their customer service. Thank you! (Posted on 3/25/2017)
- Everything I was expecting and more. Caleb
Price Value QualityI received my Premier 8 yd Kilt last Friday, and I am exceedingly happy with it. The kilt was just as advertised, and so solidly and carefully made that I can now understand the comments of friends who have inherited third-generation kilts from their fathers - this kilt will likely last longer than I will. The kilt pleased me greatly, but so did the attention and caution of the staff - I submitted my measurements when ordering (I'm tall and have longer-than-usual torso and thighs for my height), and within 24hrs I had been contacted by the staff to confirm my non-standard measurements, and I was able to ask a few questions to ensure I had selected exactly what I wanted. The level of service very impressive. Thanks very much to Rocky and all at USA Kilts - I will look forward to doing business with you in the near future! (Posted on 9/12/2016)
- Nothing but compliments Jay
Price Value QualityExcellent quality and it was exactly what I was looking for. You can't go wrong with anything at USA Kilts. They have excellent communication and make you feel like family. I've recieved nothing but compliments on my kilt. (Posted on 8/21/2016)
- Finest kilt I've seen. Steven P
Value Quality PriceI have 2 other kilts I had custom made by a kilt maker in Denver at substantial expense. I can assure you Mac at USA Kilts made me the finest kilt I have seen. Truly it is as much a work of art as a kilt! I intend to have all my future kilts made at USA Kilts and Mac is the man. (Posted on 7/30/2016)
- Amazing Heirloom Quality Rich Hoffman
Quality Price ValueI have had the good fortune to have acquired guality, hand taylored garments in many places around the world. Without a doubt, this is the most perfectly executed garment I have ever owned. (Posted on 3/24/2016)
- Fantastic Richard
Price Value QualityReceived my kilt in the mail today and the quality was all I could hope for and more. This is the best kilt I have even worn. Love the weight and hang. I highly recommend USA Kilt. (Posted on 10/13/2015)
- Exceptional Product! Chuck
Price Value QualityAfter starting with the casual kilt, I decided to step up to the Premier 8-yard, and I really couldn't be more pleased! It is a finely crafted and exceptionally beautiful garment. I will be proud to hand this down to the next generation, but not before I've worn it well! Rocky and his crew are top notch, and the craftsmanship and customer service at USAKilts CAN NOT be beat! Thanks USAKilts! (Posted on 5/19/2015)
- Love It! Luke
Quality Price ValueAbsolutely love the kilt! I couldn't be more excited when it came in the mail yesterday and was thrilled when I tried it on and it fit so well. You guys also have the best customer service. Couldn't be happier. Thanks! (Posted on 5/2/2015)
- Quaility Benjamin Jason
Value Quality PriceI have two made to measure kilts. One from USA Kilts and one from another company. This one is by far the better kilt. (Posted on 4/16/2015)
- Best Buy Mike Pullen
Quality Price ValueThe quality was excellent. The addition of the garment bag was an extra bonus. I look forward to wearing my new kilt during the 2015 Sherwood Forest Faire, 2015 Sherwood Music Festival, and the 2015 Texas Renaissance Festival.
(Posted on 12/19/2014)
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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.