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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- 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)
- Quality Family Tartan Kilt celticozarkian
Price Value QualityI am exceptionally pleased with the quality of the family tartan kilt I ordered from USA Kilts. Will order from them again. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Could not be more pleased! Doug
Value Quality PriceRecently received my semi trad in Stewart hunting. The fabric is beautiful, plenty of heft for a good swish. The workmanship is beautiful, fantastic sewing job. I paid the rush fee, and had my order at my door inside of two weeks. The people are totally professional and great to deal with. All in all, could not be more pleased!! (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Wonderful Summer Weight Robert
Quality Price ValueI own a few of these now, and find them to be just the perfect weight for Summer. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- not as excellent as previous orders Gordon
Value Quality PriceThis is the first time I have had any issues with USA Kilts, and the first time I used the rush service. (received sooner than promised). They would not do Farquarharson ploy viscose pleated to the set, and the hemming was not as excellent as on previous orders from USA Kilts. That said, it is still and excellent value and I will reorder poly viscose kilts from USA KIlts if they can deliver the pleating and tartan needed. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Semi trad kilt simply amazing Tony Howell(Ellison)
Price Value QualityI ordered the semi trad in MacPherson red.The kilt is beautiful and it is made very well.It feels very heavy but not to heavy.It fits like a glove. I opted for the rush ship and I recommend everyone do by the same. Ordered on the 7 was in my hand on the 19th. Shipped out in 8 days. Freeking amazing. If you can't drop the cash for a 16oz wool kilt then this is for you. I love it and USA Kilts was very helpful in measuring and the like. I can't say enough great things about USAKILTS and their staff. Simply the best. With this price and service I will be back again. Don't hesitate to buy your next kilt from USA Kilts you won't be disappointed I guarantee it. I'm not a lawyer but I wouldn't mind playing one on T.V. lol. Thanks UsaKilts (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Semi Traditional Kilt is a tremendous value Tom
Price Value QualityI ordered on a rush and got it in good time. I wore it to a wedding in Edinburgh and it really looked great. A kilt maker at the wedding who has made kilts for the queen even said I looked good. He didn't even realize it wasn't wool until I mentioned it.
The only thing I would do differently is order it a half inch smaller than I did because I have to buckle it as tight as it will go. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Semi traditional kilt Thom
Price Value QualityOwning both an 8 yard wool and a semi traditional PV kilt I can honestly say I like them both equally for different purposes. The semi kilt is lighter and is very comfortable as a daily wear kinda kilt. I've mixed it with a vest and long sleeve shirt just as easily as wearing it with a tshirt . Making the mistake of buying a sub par kilt for under $100 dollars I was leery of the PV material, but it is not a cheap substitute to wool but a more wearable daily alternative. Only I (and Rocky) know it's not wool. The price is perfect and the quality of craftsmanship isn't lost just because it's not a wool kilt. Ordered 3 more PV kilts after receiving my first one!! Kudos to USA Kilts for giving me an alternative to $1000 dollar kilts from Scotland at very reasonable prices and equal quality here in America. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Thrilled with my semi trad Bob
Price Value QualityI didn't get married in a kilt, so when I was planning a surprise vow renewal for my wife I decided that needed fixing. I knew I wanted poly/viscose, and knew without a doubt that I wanted to order from USA Kilts. Rocky answered all my questions and gave some great advice about fit. I opted for the rush fee, partially because I'd waited a little too long to place my order, but mostly because I was so excited to get my new kilt! It shipped a day early and arrived two days later. It fits perfectly, the craftsmanship is outstanding, and I couldn't be happier. Many thanks to the crew at USA Kilts! (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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