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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- Fantastic kilt! Mike Fay
Price Value QualityThis is my second semi-traditional kilt, and sixth kilt overall, from USA Kilts. Rocky's team, craftsmanship, fabrics and prices cannot be beat when it comes to American kilts. (Posted on 5/7/2018)
- Love this kilt! Peter
Quality Price ValueThis was my first custom made kilt. Had some issues with sizing the first one but the team took care of me and I got a kilt that fits me absolutely perfect! I love the lightweight material this is made of and it holds a pleat amazingly! Has a great “swish” as you walk and move around. I will definitely be purchasing more in the near future! (Posted on 4/26/2018)
- Excellent choice Deklan
Quality Price ValueJust got mine. Very nice. Fit is excellent, I'm glad Lucas called to ask me to measure the length again, good call! Well made, has a nice weight, pleats are awesome. I will order one in Dress Gordon soon. The hangers are a great price, bought an extra (Posted on 4/23/2018)
- Awesome Kitl Robert
Value Quality PriceI purchased this kilt earlier in the year, and have been very happy with it. Got lots of complements on it while wearing it out on St. Paddy's. (Posted on 3/19/2018)
- Great product and service Jacob
Price Value QualityI got this kilt in preparation for my senior prom in two months, and I couldn’t be happier with it. It’s by far the nicest in quality that I now own, being made with sturdy materials, and the Celtic nations tartan is great to look at. One of the best aspects was the service. I received email confirmation of the order almost immediately, and it arrived a day or two early before the two week delivery I was given. It even included a personal note from Brendan, who made my kilt. Overall great experience, and I’ll definitely continue to buy from USA Kilts. (Posted on 2/14/2018)
- Don't go anywhere else! Dale
Price Value QualityUSA Kilts have always given exceptional service with highest quality products. I would not consider anyplace else!l (Posted on 1/4/2018)
- Highly recommended Shae
Value Quality PriceExcellent quality and craftsmanship.
Service was awesome.
Perfect. (Posted on 10/18/2017)
- A most excellent kilt Steven Yoders
Price Value QualityI ordered this kilt in the Scottish National tartan for an October wedding, since my bride thought that my none of my ancestral tartans would be a good match for her dress, and a full Great Kilt wrap might be too warm for the festivities.
The kilt, flashes, and fly plaid look great !! I'm very happy with the craftsmanship and appearance of everything. USA Kilts did a fine job of getting things made and shipped in time. They will be getting more of my business in the future. Thanks for providing a great product at an affordable price. (Posted on 9/17/2017)
- excellent piece of clothing Evan
Value Quality PriceThis kilt is an excellent item, from Rocky's advice on fitting, to it's appearance. One would have to be an expert to tell the PV fabric from real wool and for hot Southern Californian summers, it's a must have. I can completely recommend this kilt and you can be sure USA Kilts is where I will go for any future kilt purchases. (Posted on 7/20/2017)
- Great Experience Ethan
Price Value QualityI'm very happy with the semi-traditional kilt that the USA Kilts team made for me. They were very responsive and the kilt looks great! I can't wait to order my Premier 8-yard kilt package. Great Work! (Posted on 6/6/2017)
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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