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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- Love thi product Adam
Price Value QualityI have received my irish heritage smei tradition, and I love. I have always wanted to where a kilt and from the moment I tried it on, I never want to go back to pants. I ordered it with the intention on using it for my wedding and the fiancé loves it. The next one I order I might get an inch or 2 smaller as this one is as small as it will go and it's just slightly big. (Posted on 4/22/2022)
- Beautiful Kilt for the Price Bill
Value Quality PriceI just received my first Semi Traditional Kilt from U.S.A. Kilts. I own 3 other kilts from another retailer.
I wanted to check out the Poly Viscose version, and am delighted with it. I ordered the "Buchanan Muted" and love the colors. The pleats are crisp, and it fits perfectly. The swing of the pleats is the same as my 5 yard wool kilt.
I'm anxious to break it out at The Smoky Mtn. Highland Games next month.
Thank you U.S.A. Kilts, I love the antler sgian dubh, and the black sporran also.
I'm a customer for life! (Posted on 4/21/2022)
- well made and very comfortable proudly kilted
Value Quality PriceOrdered sterling red and thompson camel pvc kilts. They are great and really comfortable. Will wear them regularly and get to my goal of being kilted most days. (Posted on 4/17/2022)
- Truly outstanding capt.Trips
Price Value QualityAnother outstanding kilt from your filmmakers. thank you Clara Diannabeth. I've been wanting my service branch tartan for a long time. (Posted on 3/30/2022)
- Well worth it. Ray
Price Value QualityA great kilt; well received in the local St. Patrick's parade. (Posted on 3/26/2022)
- PV-American Heritage and Stewart Dress w/plaid Stephen
Price Value QualityFinally arrived! Two more fine quality kilts and a matching plaid for my American Heritage! Both semi traditional kilts, both fit great and look fantastic! Customer service from USA is unbelievable , these folks go the extra mile for their customers! (Posted on 3/6/2022)
- Firefighter's memorial Stephen
Value Quality PriceThe firefighter's memorial kilt is the fourth semi-traditional kilt I have acquired from USA. The semi is my first choice, the feel, the cut and the ease of care is perfect. The memorial combines two loves in my life....my career as a firefighter and kilts! The colors and what they represent give me pride when I wear it, also i enjoy telling folks about when i am often asked about it (or any of the kilts i wear), there are not very many in NW Louisiana who wear the kilt. Thank you USA for your great products and your outstanding customer service!! (Posted on 1/16/2022)
- Above and beyond my expectations! Ian
Price Value QualityI just received my first Semi-Trad kilt from USA Kilts. I wasn’t expecting much for the price I paid, but I was blown away when I took it out of the box and put it on. This thing is BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you, USA Kilts.. I will definitely be ordering more! (Posted on 12/4/2021)
- O U T S T A N D I N G ! Brooks
Price Value QualityAt this price, I was prepared to make some concessions. PV rather than wool, slightly different construction details; I ordered this kilt with slightly lower expectations. I. Was. Wrong. What I got was a beautifully crafted, meticulously assembled kilt that I can and will wear any time, to any event, and (especially in south Georgia) any weather. Words and pictures do this thing no justice at all. USA Kilts has utterly reset my expectations, and I could not be happier. The only thing I'm more pleased with than my semi-traditional kilt is the service that this company provided. I will be back, and often. These guys have earned my business. Period. (Posted on 11/17/2021)
- Unbeatable! Brian
Price Value QualityI just received my SECOND semi-traditional kilt from USAKilts. The first was for my fire dept. pipe band for summer performances (Firefighter Memorial tartan), and this one I ordered for summer functions with my Knights of St. Andrew order. Guys, you knocked it out of the park AGAIN! It fits perfectly, hangs beautifully, and pleats so crisp you could cut paper. The tartan colors are gorgeous. The material was woven by, and the kilts stitched by, true masters of the craft.
If you're thinking about a great looking, high quality kilt that is lighter weight and perfect for hotter weather, this is it!
(Posted on 11/7/2021)
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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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