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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- Kilt that won't break bank Ian
Price Value QualityThis is a great kilt if you don't want to break the bank. At about half the price of a wool 8-yard kilt, you can have all the joy of wearing a kilt without the worry of damaging it. I like to wear my semi-trad to the bar or when I smoke cigars. If I spill something, this goes straight into the wash and comes out like new. Great for beginners too who are wary about the high price point of other kilts. Wholeheartedly recommend! (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- A great looking kilt at an excellent price! Robert
Value Quality PriceI've worn my PV semi-traditional kilt (in the Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial Tartan) for everything from casual gatherings to a wedding, and it looked great each time. The quality is very good, the fit was just what I ordered, and the kilt is holding up well. Overall, I'm very pleased with it, and expect to order another (in a different tartan) before too long. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Love my new kilt Richard
Quality Price ValueI purchased matching kilts for my wife and I for Christmas in the "Holyrood" tartan. Very sharp and unique looking and very comfortable. Looking forward to many years of enjoyment out of these kilts. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Outstanding Garment! Gary
Price Value QualityOutstanding item. I wore it (in the MacNeil Tartan) to the Holiday luncheon of the Maryland Judiciary, and it was a great hit with everyone. I even got good words from the Chief Judge of Maryland's Highest Court! (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Army Tartan Dusty
Quality Price ValueI am not one for ordering clothing from the internet, sizing issues. Ordered my Army Tartan Semi Traditional Kilt on Dec 21, 2012 received Feb 1, 2013. Was hoping to get my kilt by Feb 18th my 60th birthday. Tried it on last night and all I can say is Great Workmanship!!!!!! I served in the Army for 29 years and I will wear this kilt with pride. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Exactly what I wanted. Raymond
Price Value QualityI own several kilts, from an 8 yard woolen traditional as well as a utility kilt and a sport kilt. Being rather active in several local various Scots/Irish/Celtic associations, I was looking for something with the look and feel of an 8 yard traditional in a lighter, washable fabric, preferably in time for the St. Patrick's day festivities. Marching in a parade in Birmingham, Alabama in the hot humid spring time wearing 8 yards of 13 oz wool can be very uncomfortable.
I was looking for a kilt In which I could easily march in a parade, accessorize and then attend a formal St. Patrick's dinner, and then dress down and wear to a smoke filled pub.
This kilt will fit the bill perfectly. The workmanship and look of an 8 yard traditional, with none of the worry. Also, the fabric is of great quality, unlike some sports kilts that can use fabric that's almost paper thin and won't hold a pleat well.
I bought 2 and am glad I did. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Love It! Gary
Price Value QualityI wore my semi-traditional MacNeil tartan to the annual Holiday party of the Maryland Judiciary, and it was a hit. I even got good comments from the Chief Judge of Maryland's Highest Court. (I posted a picture on your facebook page btw) (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Great item. Andrew
Quality Price ValueAnderson Tartan. I just received my kilt in the mail this morning. I was concerned about the fit and my measuring ability's being this is my first kilt, but it fit perfect. It is heavy enough to not feel like it will blow off, but light enough where it will be comfortable in the Georgia summer heat. Every time I had a question they were super helpful when i called. I definately plan on ordering more. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- It's an eye turner! Jonathan
Quality Price ValueMy Scott Weathered fits great and don't think the ladies didn't notice (my girlfriend noticed that they noticed, potential hazard there). The construction is fantastic, the colors are incredible. I can dress it up for black tie just as easily as pulling on a t-shirt and heading to a pub. I'm already planning my next purchase from USA Kilts... (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- The Scruffy Wallace kilt is anything but scruffy! Doug
Price Value QualityI own several kilts from other kilt makers, but my new Semi-Traditional from USA Kilts is much nicer than any of them! The fabric is high quality, the craftsmanship is exceptional, and the pleats just plain look better than all the rest. I chose the Scruffy Wallace tartan and really love the colors (and so do the ladies). I will definitely order another semi-traditional in a different tartan. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
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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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