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.
At USA Kilts, we will gladly tell you that all of our products are made in Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales and the USA. All of our kilts are made to the highest standards in the USA (by our staff) with materials from Scotland, England and Wales. We proudly support fair trade practices and promote Celtic traditions by offering products made in Celtic countries by Celtic artisans. Read more about our Celtic Artisan Guarantee here.
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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- Outstanding Kilt Dickie
Value Quality PriceI've always wanted a Kilt in this particular tartan and finally have it. Fits and looks great. Thank you for bringing back a flood of great memories. I will wear it with pride. (Posted on 3/2/2017)
- Fantastic! Adam
Value Quality PricePerfect experience. I got nearly instant responses to my emails, and Rocky and kilt makers were totally accommodating of my unusual request for a very non-traditional design. The piece is beautifully made, and there were some nice personal touches in the shipping. This is top notch service all around, and I'll definitely be back. Bravo! (Posted on 1/24/2017)
- Great Garment! Ed B
Price Value QualityReceived my kilt a few days ago- very happy with it! Every part is a quality product, from the pleating to the buckles and belts. I'm looking forward to making it part of my daily wardrobe! (Posted on 1/4/2017)
- Couldn't Be Happier Jimbo
Value Quality PriceFirst, let me say that I am absolutely satisfied with the service that I receive from USA Kilts. I needed a semi traditional kilt quick and not only did I get it in time, but I got it early. The quality and craftsmanship are top notch. I appreciate the little extras that USA Kilts puts into their work. The kilt looks great and I will be wearing it this weekend a military function. I am a very loyal customer, and in a sea of kilt makers, USA kilts has won my exclusive patronage. (Posted on 12/13/2016)
- Prince of Wales Luke
Price Value QualityI highly recommend the semi traditional for anyone who wants a good kilt. (Posted on 11/11/2016)
- Excellant Value, Shipping time and Quality Product! Richard Carsia
Quality Price ValueThis is my first kilt ... and I did my homework before I purchased ... checked plenty of sites ... liked USA Kilts the best ... just something "felt" right about it ... glad I did, when I'm ready for my next one, it will be much easier, won't have to search so much!! (Posted on 11/6/2016)
- great product Kiltic pride
Price Value QualityI am so happy I got this kilt. no fuss easy to wear. great product for an affordable price. (Posted on 10/16/2016)
- Love it! nundocp
Price Value QualityI love, love, love my new semi traditional in the Irish American tartan. (I hold dual American and Irish citizenship, so it's for real.) The kilt came before I expected. I'm sure I will wear it often and with pride. (Posted on 9/9/2016)
- Couldn't be happier with it! Rick Bowman
Price Value QualityI received my kilt a few days ago and couldn't be happier with it!! I have 2 other wool kilts and needed a "utility" one---this is a fine product and a GREAT VALUE! Highly recommended! (Posted on 6/21/2016)
- Check your measurment MB
Price Value QualityI ordered a 21" long, and in all fairness a representative called me back to confirmed based on my height. But the overall length of the kilt is actually shy of 20" (to account for hem??) which makes it a tad short. I was planning on wearing at the navel but will have to contend to wearing "pants" style. Still a fantastic product. (Posted on 5/18/2016)
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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