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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- Tight fit for a custom kilt Robert
Value Quality PriceI'm disappointed that a custom kilt fits worse than the ones I bought off-the-rack. All three are the same size (36"), however, the custom one is so tight it's unwearable without modification. I made the tailor who measured me great USA kilts measurement instructions too. It's a nice quality kilt, I just can't wear it. (Posted on 4/12/2021)
- excellent craftmanship clif
Quality Price ValueI know nothing about sewing. that said I have hand built furniture for over 50 years and this kilt screams attention to detail and craftsmanship (Posted on 2/12/2021)
- Very Happy Drag'n
Price Value QualityI am a big utility kilt fan, but never tried a traditional kilt. I was very happy to see that USA Kilts offers a traditional 5 yard in the poly material. I generally use my kilts for outdoor hiking and climbing, and it's so nice to be able to toss it in the washing machine when I'm done! As for the quality and craftsmanship, Maddie is an artist, and my kilt is a masterpiece! (Posted on 1/27/2021)
- Outstanding quality Ron
Price Value QualityJust received my 5 yd semi traditional kilt all I can say is wow! Considered other makers but decided on USA kilts and I am not disappointed. make sure you get your measurements right as this is a tailor garment. (Posted on 1/23/2021)
- How The Kilt Prevented Disaster on Day 1 Seán
Price Value QualityThe kilt is well made and comfy. It was my first PV kilt, so I was a bit nervous... not anymore!
Inside the first hour of wearing it, someone spilled their red sangria right on my kilt. Three minutes with some soda water and a clean cloth... ta da! Good as new!
PS: The reason I dinged the product's Value, above, was the semi-cas doesn't feature the heavier leather, debossed straps. The straps on it are good, don't get me wrong! I find I've formed an emotional bond with the other straps and miss them being part of the kit. (Posted on 1/23/2021)
- Excellent!!! Bobbie
Value Quality PriceSuperb customer service, so very helpful. The quality is amazing!!!
My son was so thrilled on Christmas morning. This is definitely a top notch operation. These guys are amazing! (Posted on 12/25/2020)
- Great Kilts! KiltedTexan
Price Value QualityWhat a great company! Quality is obviously the top priority here as all my kilts have been top notch with the customer communication to match. Being Scottish is great on its own. Being Scottish in a USA Kilt is even better! Sláinte! (Posted on 12/2/2020)
- She said yes! Donovan
Quality Price ValueArrived in plenty of time for the event. Rocky made the kilt himself which I thought was awesome! Fits perfect!
Our day at the pumpkin farm was a delight! Thank you so much for all you do! Will for sure buy here over and over! (Posted on 11/12/2020)
- Great quality for an everyday kilt Tim
Quality Price ValueI recently started wearing kilts more often for medical reasons. The semi-traditional kilts are great quality for a reasonable price (they are custom made, after all), and they last. The teflon coating has already saved me once, so that was worth it. Maddie did a great job making this kilt and I look forward to many years of use from it. (Posted on 10/31/2020)
- Outstanding Quality Cunningham
Price Value QualityThis is a top quality garment I purchased for my father. The USA Kilt's build quality is parallel with my custom kilt from a top kilt maker in Scotland.
The pleats to stripe are perfect, the flashes are identical, the sewing is top notch all around. I cannot be happier with this kilt, and my next kilt will be a USA Kilt having seen the quality for the price. A+.
Thanks USA Kilt! The Cunninghams. (Posted on 9/29/2020)
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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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