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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- excellent workmanship na
Price Value Qualitygood quality fabric. excellent workmanship (Posted on 2/4/2023)
- Love it Lanny
Price Value QualityFits perfect and I can’t wait to throw a caber while wearing it (Posted on 1/31/2023)
- Perfect! Kelly Brye - Nevada Society of Scottish Clans
Price Value QualityI'm so pleased I used USA Kilts for a recent kilt/jacket combo purchase. Terrific quality. Heavy, quality fabric/material and well constructed, let alone comfort. Thank you for the personal touch. I'll be a repeat customer for life! (Posted on 1/24/2023)
- nearly perfect ts63
Price Value QualityThe kilt was made perfectly. I do feel these semi traditional PV kilts are a little pricey in comparison to a casual kilt but that is what it is. One thing I would like to see. I wished the straps were an inch longer with one more hole. two reasons. I have a large waist and reaching around to pull through a strap it would be nice to have a little more to grab there. Also it would allow for more adjustment. Still a great kilt, thanks. (Posted on 1/19/2023)
- Fantastic William M.
Price Value QualityJust received my second semi-casual kilt from USA Kilts and I have to say I cannot be happier. Let Alicia know that she did a great job making this kilt. (Posted on 1/10/2023)
- Excellent, all aspects Mel
Price Value QualityExcellent on craftsmanship, quality, and service. Already ordered my second kilt! (Posted on 11/30/2022)
- Amazing! AZMully
Value Quality PriceAs expected, this kilt is amazing. The pleating is beautiful. Love the PV material! (Posted on 9/22/2022)
- amazing quality Michael
Price Value QualityI was so impressed with the customer service as well as the quality. I did not purchase the most expensive kilt but no one would have known the difference. The fit was perfect and I am very pleased with the finished product! (Posted on 9/8/2022)
- AMAZING QUALITY MICHAEL B
Price Value QualityI was so impressed with the customer service as well as the quality. I did not purchase the most expensive kilt, but a person would have never known. It fit perfect and I am very pleased! (Posted on 9/8/2022)
- Pleated perfection Ian MacGregor
Quality Price ValueI received my fourth semi traditional kilt yesterday and I’m still amazed. These kilts are beautiful and from a few feet away you can’t tell it’s not a handmade wool kilt from Scotland! Attention to detail, beautiful fabric, pleating to stripe, plenty of swing.. I’ll be ordering more and showing them off every chance I get. Thank you! (Posted on 7/21/2022)
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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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