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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- hard to believe that it's synthetic Jake
Price Value QualityReceived my kilt exactly 13 days after ordering (recommend the rush option).
The fit and feel of the kilt is above and beyond what I expected. This may be my first kilt from USA Kilts and their crew, but it will not be my last. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Good quality and special service Jamie MacP
Value Quality PriceThis was my third kilt (first from USA Kilts), and I am very happy with the quality. I live in Hawaii, so I do not need a heavy kilt, but the lighter ones from other vendors can look "cheap." This kilt is both light weight enough for this climate and of good quality. I followed the directions for measuring, and the fit is also perfect. In addition, I should mention that I needed the kilt sooner than anticipated, so I called USA Kilts about the problem. They promised to do what they could, and the kilt arrived ahead of time. I know there was a special effort made to help me out, and I appreciate this very much. I will be a repeat customer. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Perfect! Amy
Price Value QualityI ordered this for my husband for our wedding it was just what we wanted and had several compliments on it. We took it on our honeymoon and when we dressed up for formal night several people we didn't know wanted to take a picture with us and asked where they could buy a kilt like his! Thanks USA Kilts! (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Great Kilts and Service! The Carroll
Quality Price ValueI ordered six custom kilts for our family and they far exceeded expectations. They are great looking and fit very well. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Ferguson Mod (pleated to the white stripe ) Thomas H
Value Quality Price* FAST * I ordered my first Semi Trad in Ferguson Modern -Pleated to the white stripe and hand it in my hand in 8 days flat .
it is wonderful Quality and for an extra $ fee to rush it , It was well worth it - if your on the fence - pay the rush fee ! you will be amazed .
great , wonderful kilt , Thank you USA Kilts (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Excellent Value in a Quality Kilt Bear Bones
Price Value QualityIt's very hard to find an approved Campbell tartan, but USAKilts has it and they made me an excellent kilt for a reasonable price. Colors are right on, nice pleating to the stripe, good top stitching at hips, belt loops were matched so well you can't see them, nice fringe on apron, strap leather is just the right thickness, Best of all, it fits well and swings nicely. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Excellent quality at a decent price Jason B
Quality Price ValueRecieved my kilt very promptly and was quite pleased with the quality of materials and craftsmanship. Having lived in the UK for quite a long time, this was my first American made kilt and the quality was right on par with the Scottish kilts I have. I did get a bit spoiled by being able to buy so close to the source, so it wasn't as inexpensive as I could have found there, but for the qulaity it was a fair price. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Amazing quality, great service! Wade
Price Value QualityI have a couple kilts from other places and this is by far the nicest and most well craft one that I own. The craftsmanship and quality is absolutely amazing. I love this kilt and hope to get buy more. Rocky and crew are a great bunch and answer any questions that you might have. One of my best experiences shopping online! (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Another success! Steve
Price Value QualityI lost a lot of weight. Had to order a new kilt. My first was a semi traditional and I have had more compliments on the quality I couldn' t stray from it! It's excellent!! (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Outstanding Ron
Price Value QualityThis was my first "professional" kilt. They answered all my questions with a lot of patience. I have received a lot of compliments from friends, family, and complete strangers. I'll be back for more in the future! Kudos and accolades to Rocky and the crew. (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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